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Stanford University head coach Jerod Haase was announced on May 20, 2021, to the coaching staff for the 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team as an assistant coach. Haase helped the USA to a gold medal as an assistant coach for the 2021 USA Basketball U19 Team that won a gold medal with a 7-0 record at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Riga, Latvia.
Completing in 2020-21 his fifth season as head coach of the Stanford Cardinal, Haase is taking on his first USA Basketball coaching assignment. As a player, Haase participated in the 1995 USA National Team Trials that were used to select the 1995 USA World University Games Team.
“Being asked to coach and represent our country in the upcoming FIBA U19 World Cup is a great honor,” said Haase. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity that USA Basketball has given me, and I look forward to helping Coach Dixon in our pursuit for a gold medal.”
In his first five seasons at Stanford, Haase has led teams to an 82-73 (.529 winning percentage) record and in nine seasons overall as a head coach owns a 162–126 (.563) record.
Stanford finished 20-12 overall in 2019-20, and remained in contention for an NCAA Tournament berth throughout a season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boasting the nation's No. 16-ranked scoring defense, the Cardinal 20 wins marked Stanford's first such season since 2014-15.
In 2017-18, Haase guided Stanford to a third-place finish in the Pac-12 with 11 conference wins, the program’s highest finish and most league victories in 10 seasons. Stanford won 19 games overall and earned a postseason berth for the first time in three years with a second-round appearance in the NIT.
As head coach at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Haase compiled an 80-53 overall record in four seasons (2012-13 to 2015-16), improving the Blazers’ win total every year, while advancing teams to one NCAA Tournament and one NIT. He led the Blazers in 2015-16 to a 26-5 overall record and a 16-2 conference mark while capturing their first regular-season title since 2011. For he efforts he was tabbed the 2016 Gene Bartow Conference USA Coach of the Year and was also named the 2016 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Coach. In 2015 he directed UAB to an upset of No. 3 seed Iowa State 60-59 in the second round of the NCAA tournament and claimed the program’s first Conference USA Tournament title.
Haase played for Roy Williams at Kansas and spent 13 years on Williams’ staff with the Jayhawks and at North Carolina. He got his start as Kansas’ Director of Operations from 1999-2003. During that time, the Jayhawks reached the 2002 Final Four and the national championship game in 2003. He stayed with Williams when he went to North Carolina in 2003-04 as an assistant coach and director of operations, a title Haase held until 2009. He then served exclusively as an assistant coach during his final three seasons with the Tar Heels.
Haase attended the University of California in 1992-93, then transferred to Kansas, where he helped lead the Jayhawks to three consecutive conference titles and finished his career ranked in the school’s top 10 in assists, 3-point field goals and steals. As a sophomore in 1994-95, Haase was named the Big Eight Conference Newcomer of the Year and also tabbed a second-team all-conference selection. He was also a first-team GTE Academic All-American as a senior, a second-team Academic All-American as a junior and a three-time academic all-conference pick and the Jayhawks' Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997.