Sights And Sounds: USA World Cup Qualifying Team 78, Panama 48
Herman Harried, a successful boys basketball coach and athletic director at Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore, on March 22 was announced as an assistant coach for the USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit on Friday, April 13 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
Now in his 21st season (1997-98 to present) at Lake Clifton, Harried previously led the USA Nike Hoop Summit Team to a win in 2006 and the East Team to a bronze medal in the 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. As a USA Basketball assistant coach, he was part of USA gold medal winning teams at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2010 FIBA U17 World Cup.
Additionally, he served on the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee from 2013-16, and he played basketball at Syracuse University from 1984 to 1989.
“It’s an extremely big honor to work with USA Basketball and to be a part of the Nike Hoop Summit,” Harried said. “I’ve worked with USA Basketball a lot over the years, and it is always a great experience. It is great to be back.”
Harried’s Lake Clifton teams have captured four Baltimore city titles, made eight appearances in the Maryland state tournament final four and have won four state titles.
In 2017-18, Harried led Lake Clifton to a 22-5 record and a 2A state championship. In April of 2017, the basketball court at Lake Clifton was named in his honor.
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.