2019 USA Men’s U16 National Team Training Camp Court Coaches Announced
Seven successful high school coaches will be on hand to help the USA basketball Men’s U16 National Team coaching staff at training camp, including Darryl Burrows (Dillard H.S., Fla.), Del Harris (Collegiate School, Va.), Reggie Kohn (The Master’s Academy, Fla.), John Olive (Torrey Pines H.S., Calif.), Rodney Perry (Summit Christian Academy, Okla.), Steve Turner (Gonzaga College H.S., DC) and Chad Yates (Loyola H.S., Calif.). The 2019 USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team training camp, which will be used to select the roster for the 2019 USA Men’s U16 National Team, will take place May 22-29 at Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mike Jones (DeMatha Catholic High School, Md.) is head coach of the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team, and Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) and Sharman White (Pace Academy, Ga.) are assistant coaches.
The USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee, chaired by USA Basketball men’s national team director Sean Ford, is responsible for selecting the court coaches, who will assist the coaching staffs with on-court drills and skills sessions and help guide scrimmages throughout the weekend.
“These coaches were selected because of their extensive experience,” Ford said. “Having eight successful coaches at the 2019 USA U16 training camp will assure that all of our participating athletes will have the opportunity to improve their skill set and grow as players.”
Burrows will undertake his first USA Basketball coaching assignment after recently completing his 26th season (1993-94 to present) as head coach at Dillard High School, where he has compiled a 592-162 overall record (.785 winning percentage).
In 2018-19, the Panthers finished 21-7, won a regional title and advanced to the state championship game.
“I feel honored to be a part of USA Basketball,” Burrows said. “To help represent the United States is an ultimate dream for any coach.”
Burrows has led the Panthers to 12 district titles, 10 regional titles, 10 state appearances and seven state championships. In 22 seasons, he has led Dillard to being named district champions or district runner-up. He has numerous coach of the year titles including Miami Herald Boys Basketball Coach of the Year (2000, 2001, 2008, 2016, 2017), Miami Herald All Sports Coach of the Year (2000) and Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year (2008, 2017).
Harris has assisted with several USA Basketball Youth Development regional camps and coach academies, but this will mark his first USA Basketball coaching assignment.
“I’m very humbled and appreciative of the honor to represent Collegiate School as a U16 national team court coach,” Harris said. “I’m excited to work with some of the top players in the country, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to impact young people through the game of basketball. I’m eager to learn and grow in a positive way alongside a talented group of coaches while representing my country. I have great respect for the vision of USA Basketball and their fundamentally sound core values to better our game.”
Harris recently completed his third season at Collegiate School (2016-17 to present), where he has compiled a 54-27 (.667) overall record.
In 2018-19, Harris led Collegiate to its first conference co-regular season championship in 20 years and the Richmond Times Dispatch Basketball Tournament championship for the first time in 20 years.
Harris has coached eight all-conference players, including the 2018-19 co-conference player of the year. He also was named ESPN AM Radio 950 Richmond Coach of the Month in February 2019.
Prior to arriving at Collegiate, Harris was the head coach and assistant director of athletics at Vassar College for five years (2008-09 to 2012-13), an assistant coach at Virginia Military Institute in 2006-07, an assistant coach at Morgan State University in 2005-06 and an administrative assistant at University of Richmond in 2004-05.
Kohn will undertake his first USA Basketball coaching assignment after recently completing his fifth season at The Master’s Academy (2014-15 to present).
In 2018-19, the Eagles finished 22-8 and advanced to the regional finals.
In his 15 seasons as head coach, Kohn has compiled an overall record of 375-78 (.828). Prior to Masters Academy, Kohn was at coach at Orlando Christian Prep (2008-09 to 2013-14) and Lake Howell High School (2003-04 to 2007-08).
“It is an honor to represent the United States of America,” Kohn said. “I am very thankful to Coach Showalter for this opportunity. I look forward to getting on the court alongside this special group of coaches and players.”
Over his career, Kohn has won four state championships, advanced to ten final fours, and won 13 district championships. For his efforts, he has numerous coach of the year titles, including two NFHS State Coach of the Year titles (2009, 2012) four Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year titles (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012) and two FABC Coach of the Year titles (2010, 2014).
The four-year starter at University of South Florida (1999-00 to 2002-03), Kohn finished as an all-time leader in assists, 3-pointers made, and games started.
This will be Olive’s third official USA Basketball coaching assignment. He was head coach of the 2009 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team and an assistant coach for the 2008 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team. Additionally, he has served on the 2009-12, 2013-16 and 2017-2020 USA Basketball Development National Team Committees, often helping on court at training camps in that role.
“USA Basketball is so lucky to have Mike Jones take over after the remarkable work of Don Showalter,” Olive said. “With Coach White and Coach Flannery and Coach Jones, our U16 national team is very fortunate to have coaches of great quality and experience.”
Olive has been the head coach of Torrey Pines H.S. for 22 seasons (1997-98 to present) and has compiled an overall record of 502-176 (.740).
In 2018-19, Torrey Pines finished 25-7 and was the San Diego California Interscholastic Federation Section champions.
Prior to coaching at Torrey Pines, Olive was the head coach at Loyola Marymount for five seasons (1992-93 to 1996-97) and an assistant coach at Villanova University for five seasons (1987-88 to 1991-92).
Before coaching, Olive was a four-year starter at Villanova (1973-74 to 1976-77) and played for the NBA’s San Diego Clippers from 1978 to 1980.
This will be Perry’s third USA Basketball coaching assignment after previously serving as a court coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp and the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup training camp.
Perry recently completed his first season as head coach at Summit Christian Academy (2018-19 to present) and his third season as associate head coach at Oral Roberts University (2016-17 to present).
In 2018-19, Summit Christian Academy was crowned conference champion for the first time in school history and also won the district championship.
Perry was the head coach at Avila University for six seasons (2010-11 to 2015-16) where he put together three seasons at a .500 percentage or better for the Eagles. The 20 regular season wins and 13 HAAC wins by Perry’s squad in 2015-16 set single-season records at Avila. Perry has a 412-116 overall record (.780) as a head coach.
“USA Basketball is a tradition of excellence recognized around the world, and I thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to work with such a prestigious organization,” Perry said. “I’m honored to work alongside an elite team of coaches and players who excel both on the court and in life.”
Turner will also undertake his first USA Basketball coaching assignment after recently completing his 15th season at Gonzaga College High School (2004-05 to present), where he has compiled an overall record of 341-123 (.735).
“It’s an amazing honor,” Turner said. “I’m proud to be a part of it and be able to help and work with USA Basketball and help develop these young men. You’ve coached against these guys and played against their teams and now to have an opportunity to work with them, it’s going to be an amazing experience. These are the guys you look to and challenge yourself against and now to have the opportunity to work with them is exciting.”
In 2018-19, the Eagles finished 28-9 and won a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship for the fourth time under Turner.
Turner’s success has led him to numerous coach of the year titles, including WCAC Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017; Capital Classic DMV Coach of the Year in 2017; National Gatorade Coach of the Year in 2016; USA Today ALL-USA District of Columbia Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2019; Washington Post ALL-MET Coach of the Year in 2019; Washington Post District of Columbia Coach of the Year in 2008; and DC Sports Fan Coach of the Year in 2008.
This will be Yates third USA Basketball coaching assignment after previously serving as a court coach at the 2019 USA Junior National Team’s Next Generation minicamp at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four and as a court coach at the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.
“I am grateful to be afforded another opportunity to learn and teach the game while under the tutelage of Coach Showalter and guidance of Samson Kayode while representing USA Basketball,” Yates said. “Having worked closely with Coach Mike Jones, Coach Eric Flannery and Coach White in previous USA Basketball training camps and minicamps, it’s a true honor to contribute at the highest level of basketball. I can’t wait to help this supremely talented group of players and coaches prepare to win a gold medal.”
Yates recently completed his sixth season as associate head coach at Loyola High School (2013-14 to present).
In 2018-19, Loyola finished 23-7 and were named Mission League Champions. Loyola has advanced to the state playoffs every year since Yates joined the program in 2013-14.