Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cornellians Coaching in the NCAAs

Below, a list of currently employed NCAA basketball coaches with connections to Cornell University. Above, former Cornell head coach, Mike Dement on the cover of the Cornell Basketball 1986-1987 Media Guide.

Jeff Jackson ('84)-Head Coach of Furman University (Division I).

Ka'Ron Barnes ('04)-Assistant coach an Army. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

Kevin App ('07)-Assistant coach at Army. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

Yanni Hufnagel ('06)-Assistant coach at Harvard. Served as student-manager under Steve Donahue.

Steve Donahue-Head coach of Boston College. Served as head coach at Cornell between 2000-2010.

Mike Dement-Head coach of UNC-Greensboro (Division I). He served as head coach of Cornell between '86-'91. In 1988 he led Cornell to the Ivy League title and the 1988 NCAA Tournament.

Zach Spiker-Head coach of Army. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue from 2004-2009.

Joe Burke-Head coach of Skidmore College (Division III). He was an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue between 2001-2004.

Izzi Metz-Head coach Hobart College (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant coach for five seasons between 2001-2006 under Steve Donahue.

Mark Vershaw-Head coach of Monmouth College (IL) (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant during the 2006-2007 season under Steve Donahue.

Nat Graham-Assistant coach at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2007-2010.

Woody Kampmann-Director of Basketball Operations at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2005-2010.

Steve Robinson-Assistant Coach at North Carolina under Roy Williams. He was an assistant coach for Mike Dement at Cornell for two seasons, including on the 1988 Ivy League Championship team.

Paul Fortier-Assistant coach at Washington. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell during 2003-2005 under Steve Donahue.

Desmond Oliver-Assistant coach at Charlotte. He was an assistant coach at Cornell between 1998-2000 under Scott Thompson.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where did Miller end up? Is he out of basketball?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Miller was at Cornell from 86-90, Colorado 90-93, then Army 93-96. He hasn't had a D-I head job since.

Anonymous said...

think you have dates wrong - Miller was at cornell in early 80s after Bluitt.

Anonymous said...

Miller was at Cornell from 80-86, then Colorado 86-90, then Army 90-93. Not clear where he is now.

His rebuilding program of the early 1980's led to Cornell's 1987-88 Ivy title. There were five consecutive winning league seasons mixed in there. This streak was the best in Cornell's history until it was recently surpassed by CoachD (now stands at 6).

Let's go for 7, Red!