Monday, April 26, 2010

Cornell Reportedly Hires Second Assistant Coach

(Photo, Cornell Daily Sun)
In addition to hiring Marlon Sears from Columbia, a source informs The Cornell Basketball Blog that Bill Courtney's (pictured above) second assistant coaching hire is Jay Larranaga, son of George Mason coach, Jim Larranaga.

Jay Larranana played collegiately in Division I at Bowling Green, graduating in 1997. He then embarked on a ten-year European pro career making stops with Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy), Peristeri BC (Greece), ASVEL Villeurbanne (France), Olimpia Milano (Italy), Paris Basket Racing (France), CB Gran Canaria & CSF Sevilla (Spain), Pallacanestro Virtus Roma (Italy), Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy), Real Madrid Baloncesto (Spain), and Basket Napoli (Italy). Since 2008, he served as the head coach of the Irish National Team.


Anonymous said...

so did he give up his head coaching job with the Irish national team? or is he splitting time between them and us?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Good question. Don't know. Suspect giving it up.

Geoffrey said...

Sounds like a very qualified AC!

Anonymous said...

I'm really excited about this hire, and the "Dublin-to-Ithaca" pipeline it will open up. I also hear Belfast and Cork are severely under-recruited areas; could be some real gems waiting for us there.