The USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team is focused on its chance to win a gold medal June 28-July 2 in Chengdu, China.
USA Basketball announced on April 7, 2016, that University of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon would serve as an assistant coach to the 2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team.
“I’m really excited and appreciative of this opportunity to be associated with USA Basketball and the U18 national team,” Turgeon said. “I have a great deal of respect for Shaka Smart and Kevin Ollie and look forward to working with them and a talented group of players.”
Turgeon will assist the USA at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Not only is a gold medal at stake, the top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship.
Turgeon served as a USA Basketball court coach last summer at the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team training camp.
In 2015-16, Turgeon led the Terrapins to a 27-9 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
In his five seasons as head coach at the University of Maryland, he owns an overall record of 114-49 record (.675 winning percentage).
He also was the head coach at Texas A&M University for four seasons, at Wichita State University for seven seasons and at Jacksonville State University for two seasons. In 18 seasons as a collegiate head coach, he is 364-218 (.625 winning percentage).
He also owns 10 years of experience as a college assistant coach and one year (1997-98) as an assistant coach with the NBA Philadelphia 76ers.