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Three Court Coaches Announced For 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team Training Camp

  • Date:
    Jun 22, 2015

 

Training camp for the U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team will feature a trio of court coaches taking part in their first USA Basketball coaching assignment, including Jason Flanigan (Holmes Community College), Ron Hunter (Georgia State) and Mark Turgeon (Maryland).

The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee selected the court coaches.

“In coach Flanigan, coach Hunter and coach Turgeon, we have three successful coaches who are also excellent teachers,” said Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Hall of Fame head coach and chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee.

“Their involvement as court coaches will help have our USA Basketball squad fully prepared for the high level of competition in the Pan American Games.”

Training camp will be held July 7-13 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the court coaches will assist the USA staff of head coach Mark Few (Gonzaga) and assistant coaches Tad Boyle (Colorado) and Mike Brown. Athletes who will participate in the USA Pan American Games Team training will be announced at a later date.

Flanigan recently completed his seventh year (2005-06 to present) as head coach at Holmes Community College, after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2014-15 Bulldogs tallied a 25-7 record, won the Regional XXIII championship game and a NJCAA Division I Tournament appearance.

While at Xaxier, Flanigan helped guide the Gold Rush to the 2004 Gulf Coast Atlantic Conference championship and back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005.

“It's a blessing,” said Flanigan. “This past season has been one of my greatest accomplishments thus far. I am very thankful to have been chosen to be apart of the USA Basketball Training Camp. I am eager to meet other coaches and players, as well as coach some of America's best athletes.

Georgia State’s Hunter, who has compiled 361 wins in 21 years (1994-95 to present) of coaching, completed in 2014-15 his fourth season (2011-12 to present) with the Panthers. Hunter has coached GSU to 87 wins and three postseason tournaments., His 2014-15 squad won 25 games for the second-consecutive year, won the Sun Belt Conference regular season title and advanced to the NCAA tournament where he team knocked off #3 seed Baylor in the second round.

In 17 seasons (1994-95 to 2011-12) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Hunter guided the program into NCAA Division I, where the Jaguars appeared in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. He is IUPUI’s all-time winningest coaching by number of victories and by percentage.

“It is an honor to be one of the court coaches for the 2015 USA Basketball Pan American Men’s training camp,” Hunter said. “To be able to represent the United States is something I take great pride in. I am looking forward to getting to help coach some great young men and do what I can to help the team be successful.”

Turgeon has been a head coach for 17 years (1998-99 to present), compiling an overall record of 362-214 (.625 winning percentage). In four seasons at Maryland (2011-12 to present), he has led the Terps to a 117-40 record (.745 winning percentage). The 2014-15 season, which added 28 wins and seven losses to his coaching record, concluded in the NCAA Tournament third round.

Prior to Maryland, Turgeon was the head coach at Jacksonville State for two seasons (1998-99 and 1999-2000); at Wichita State for seven seasons (2000-01 to 2006-07), where he was 128-90 (.587 winning percentage); and at Texas A&M for four years (2007-08 to 2010-11), where he was 97-40 (.701 winning percentage).

“I’m very humbled and honored to be a part of USA Basketball and have this outstanding opportunity to be a part of the Pan American Games coaching staff,” Turgeon said. “I truly admire Mark Few, Tad Boyle and Mike Brown, and I am excited to work alongside these outstanding coaches and players.”

The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee also includes NCAA appointees: Bob McKillop (Davidson), Matt Painter (Purdue) and Lorenzo Romar (Washington); and athlete representative Curtis Sumpter, who won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2004 FIBA Americas U20 Championship and a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.

 

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