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Carla Berube and Don Showalter Named Co-Recipients of the 2018 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year Award

  • Date:
    Dec 4, 2018

After each led USA U17 teams to perfect, 7-0 records and gold medals this past summer at the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, USA women’s U17 head coach Carla Berube (Tufts University) and USA men’s U17 head coach Don Showalter (USA Basketball) today were named as co-recipients of the 2018 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award.

This is the second-such honor for Berube, who shared the honor with Showalter in 2017, and the 10thstraight such honor for Showalter, who first earned the award in 2009.

Berube guided the 2018 USA Women’s World Cup Team from July 21-29 in Minsk, Belarus, where the USA beat seven-straight opponents by 40.0 points per game, including a 92-40 rout of previously undefeated France in the gold medal game.

“It’s quite an honor to be recognized and honored by USA Basketball along with coach Showalter, who is just an amazing coach and has done so many good things with the men’s program,” Berube said. “It’s been such a privilege to work with USA Basketball and coach the players I have been lucky enough to coach and work alongside such an amazing staff. It’s been an incredible journey.”

Showalter led the 2018 USA Men’s World Cup Team from June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina, where the USA beat seven-straight opponents by 53.7 points per game to capture a fifth-straight U17 title, a competition in which, under Showalter’s guidance, the USA men have not lost (37-0) since the first U17 event in 2010.

“This is obviously a very, very high honor that USA Basketball bestows on coaches who have had great success in the past, but the success is really about the players you have,” Showalter said. “We had some great players that will be future NBA players.

“A lot goes into winning these World Cups and these awards. It’s not just a one-man deal where you win a gold medal. You get this award because we have a lot of great people at USA Basketball. It shows that our culture is strong and that we do a great job of not only choosing tremendous athletes to represent our country at the youth level, but we choose athletes that will buy into our culture.”

USA Basketball has awarded its Developmental Coach of the Year award since 1996 to a USA Basketball head coach who during the year of the award made a significant impact on the performance of an athlete or team on a level other than the senior national level in a manner consistent with the highest ethical, professional and moral standards.

“Carla and Don exhibited tremendous leadership while guiding USA U17 teams to impressive gold medal finishes this past summer,” said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley. “The USA men’s and women’s U17 national teams played with incredible teamwork and sportsmanship, and they were fun to watch in their gold-medal performances. USA Basketball is grateful to Carla and Don for their service and dedication.” 

USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year
Award Winners

2018

Carla Berube, USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team

2017

Carla Berube, USA Women’s U16 National Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U16 National Team

2016

Don Showalter, USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team

2015

Don Showalter, USA Men’s U16 National Team

2014

Sue Phillips, USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team

2013

Sue Phillips, USA Women’s U16 National Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U16 National Team

2012

Jill Rankin Schneider, USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team

2011

Jill Rankin Schneider, USA Women’s U16 National Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U16 National Team

2010

Barbara Nelson, USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team &
Don Showalter, USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team

2009

Don Showalter, USA Men’s U16 National Team

2008

Carol Owens, USA Women’s U18 National Team

2007

Doug Bruno, USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team &
Joanne McCallie, USA Women’s U21 World Cup Team

2006

Doug Bruno, USA Women’s U18 National Team &
Lorenzo Romar, USA Men’s U18 National Team

2005

Kathy Delany-Smith, USA Women’s World University Games Team &
Jay Wright, USA Men’s World University Games Team

2004

Kelvin Sampson, USA World Championship for Young Men
Qualifying Team

2003

Jim Foster, USA World Championship for Young Women Team

2002

Marsha Sharp, USA World Championship for Young Women Team

2001

Debbie Ryan, USA Women’s World University Games Team

2000

Geno Auriemma, USA Women’s Junior World Championship Team

1999

Oliver Purnell, USA Men’s World University Games Team

1998

Jim Boeheim, USA Men’s Junior World Championship Qualifying Team

1997

Rene Portland, USA Women’s Junior World Championship Team

1996 Mike Montgomery, USA Men’s U22 World Championship
Qualifying Team

Under Berube’s guidance, USA guard Jordan Horston was named MVP of the tournament, and she was joined on the all-tournament team by USA teammates Aliyah Boston and Haley Jones.

The USA women led the 16-team field in 12 statistical categories, including points per game (89.3), scoring defense (41.3), scoring margin (+40.0 ppg.), field goal percentage (.489), defensive field goal percentage (.261), rebounding (55.6), rebounding defense (29.9), rebounding margin (+25.7), blocked shots (5.9), assists (26.1), turnover margin (+7.7) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.81). 

Prior to the U17 World Cup, Berube directed the USA squad to a 3-0 slate and U17 warm-up tournament championship from July 14-16 in Leipaja, Latvia. The U.S. team posted an average scoring margin of 51.3 points per game, while earning exhibition tournament victories over Canada, China and Latvia. 

As the head coach at Tufts University since 2002-03, Berube in 2018-18 led Tufts to a 26-5 record, the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament championship game and the NCAA Division III Elite Eight. 

Since taking the helm of the USA Men’s Junior National Team in 2009, Showalter has captured an incredible 62-0 record and 10-straight gold medals in U16 and U17 competition.

Under Showalter’s leadership, U.S. guard Jalen Green was named MVP, and he was joined on the all-tournament team by Vernon Carey Jr.

The USA men led the 16-team tournament in 13 statistical categories, including points per game (107.0), scoring defense (53.3), scoring margin (+53.7 ppg.), field goal percentage (.500), defensive field goal percentage (.329), rebounding (52.9), rebounding defense (34.4), rebounding margin (+18.4), blocked shots (7.0), assists (22.4), steals (19.1), turnover margin (+18.4) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.57). 

Showalter also led select Class of 2019 USA Junior National Team athletes at the 2018 NCAA Next Generation event held during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four and the expanded 2018 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp that took place Oct. 5-7 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which he has done since 2009.

Showalter joined the USA Basketball Youth Division in May 2016 as the Director of Coach Development after 42 years as a high school boys basketball head coach in Iowa.

 

 

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