Wednesday, August 24, 2011

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

Below, some afternoon news and notes...
  • Cornell head coach, Bill Courtney hired Arlen Galloway as the new No. 3 assistant coach filling in the void in the staff left by Ricky Yahn, who departed Cornell during the spring to go to Longwood University. Galloway comes to Cornell with six years of coaching experience in addition to having played collegiately. From the Cornell Athletics Department on the new hire of Galloway.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Arlen Galloway, who spent three seasons as an assistant coach with Division III powerhouse Middlebury College, has joined Bill Courtney's Cornell men's basketball staff it was announced today. Galloway replaces Ricky Yahn, who accepted a position at Longwood University.

"We're thrilled to have Arlen working with our program," Courtney said. "He had a great run as an assistant at Middlebury, including helping them to the Division III Final Four. We expect that he'll be a great fit on the staff, both on the court working with our players and assisting in recruiting and gameday preparation."

In Galloway's three seasons at Middlebury he helped the program to a pair of NESCAC championships, three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and a spot in the Division III Final Four in 2010-11. The teams posted a cumulative record of 77-10.

Prior to his stint at Middlebury, Galloway spent two seasons at his alma mater, Kenyon College. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Washington College during the 2006-07 campaign.

While coaching at Kenyon, Galloway was in charge of coordinating the Lords' recruiting efforts, off-season skill development and lifting programs. He also worked with scouting, film breakdown and practice planning. As a player, Galloway ranked as one of the top shooters in school history. He ranks on the school's top 10 list in 3-point field goals made and attempted, as well as shooting percentage. Galloway earned his degree in political science 2006.

Galloway has also worked at several basketball camps, including the Hoop Mountain Camp as well as the Hoop Group camp.
  • WEEI of Boston writes, "Izzi Metz, who was head coach at Hobard the past five seasons, was named director of basketball operations by Boston College coach Steve Donahue. Before his stint at Hobart, Metz was an assistant under Donahue at Cornell for five years.Metz went 69-62 at Hobart, his alma mater, and guided the Statesmen to a 21-7 record and the Liberty League regular-season title last season, setting a school record for wins in a season. At BC, Metz moves into the role filled last season by Woody Kampmann, who was promoted to assistant coach this month." Not mentioned by WEEI, Kampmann was a former assistant coach under Metz at Hobart before leaving Geneva to come to Cornell, then subsequently following Donahue to Boston College. Link of official Boston College press release, click here.

1 comment:

bigred4days said...

I just realized Arlen sounds really close to Marlon. Issue? ha