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Rob Brost, the head boys basketball coach at Bolingbrook High School in Illinois, will serve in his first USA Basketball coaching assignment as a court coach at the 2018 USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team Training Camp.
Having completed his 11th season at Bolingbrook (2007-08 to present), Brost is the winningest coach in school history with an overall record at Bolingbrook of 223-81 (.734 winning percentage). He has won at least 22 games in five of the past six seasons.
In 2017-18, he led his team to a 22-7 record and reached the Class 4A Sectional Final.
“It is an honor and blessing to be selected to represent the USA as a court coach,” Brost said. “I could not be more excited to work with such an esteemed group of coaches, led by coach Showalter, and the tremendous athletes that represent the best our sport has to offer at the U17 level.
“I take tremendous pride in the responsibility we have as coaches to grow our game through USA Basketball,” Brost added. “This opportunity represents one of the highest honors in our profession, and I am thankful, grateful and ready to get started.”
In 2016-17, he led his team to a 30-2 record and a third-place finish in the IHSA 4A state tournament.
Brost and his squad also finished third in the state tournament in 2014-15.
Brost also was a head and assistant coach at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He spent two seasons at McHenry as an assistant coach and three seasons at the head coach.
He also spent seven years (2001 to 2007) as the manager of basketball operations with the Chicago Bulls Training Academy.
Comprised of a mix of returning veterans, with a combined 23 Olympic and World Cup gold medals and an overall 669-39 (.945) winning record in USA Basketball games played, the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team was finalized ahead of the Sept. 22-30 FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.
The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s National Team earned a hard-fought, unofficial 70-60 scrimmage win over Australia on Wednesday afternoon in Tenerife, Canary Islands.