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L.J. Goolsby will serve in his ninth USA Basketball coaching role as a court coach at the 2018 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October Minicamp.

Previously, he was head coach of the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that played in the 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit, and he was the USA's assistant coach for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit.

Goolsby also helped the USA to gold medals as an assistant coach for the USA at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.

Additionally he served as a court coach at the 2012, 2014 and 2015 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamps and as an assistant coach at the 2013 USA MJNT October minicamp.

Goolsby has served as program director and head coach for KC Run GMC (formerly Pump N Run Basketball Club) for the past 16 years (2003 to present). During that time, Goolsby’s teams have won multiple tournament titles, including the 2005 and 2011 adidas 16U Super 64 championships.

   
Goolsby has coached USA Basketball alumni Dominique Coller, Marcus Denmon, Connor Frankamp and Travis Releford.



No less than 66 of Goolsby’s players have gone on to play for NCAA Division I programs, while nearly every athlete he has coached has advanced to play basketball in college.
   
A native of Dodge City, Kansas, Goolsby was a Kansas All-State selection as one of the top five players in the state among all classifications and a 1993 Converse High School All-American.
   
He played collegiately at Ole Miss (1994-95 to 1995-96) and Wichita State (1996-97) before his career was cut short due to knee injuries.

Goolsby currently is a Senior Biotech Representative in the Bone Health division of Amgen, a biopharmaceutical company based in Thousand Oaks, California.
   
He resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife Jana and his two daughters Kyla and Alea.

L.J. Goolsby's Coaching Record

USA Basketball Coaching Experience

Team Position W-L PCT Finish
2015 USA Junior National Select Team
Asst. Coach
0-1
.000 Second Place
2014 USA U17 World Championship Team
Asst. Coach 7-0 1.000 Gold Medal
2013 USA U16 National Team
Asst. Coach
5-0 1.000 Gold Medal
USA Basketball Totals Three Teams
12-1
.923 Two Gold Medals
USA Assistant Coach Totals Three Teams
12-1
.923 Two Gold Medals

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