Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Tree of Coaches Connected to Cornell

Below, a look at the Cornell Coaching Plantations, the coaches in the NCAA with ties to Cornell University.

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

Jon Jaques (Cornell Class of '10)-Assistant coach at Columbia University. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

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

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

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

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-Former Head coach Hobart College (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant coach for five seasons between 2001-2006 under Steve Donahue and is currently an assistant coach and head of basketball operations at Boston College under Donahue.

Nat Graham-Associate Head Coach (assistant) at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2005-2010.

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

Ryan Woerner-Former student intern coach under Steve Donahue during the 2009-2010 season and assistant coach for Cornell's women's team during 2010-2011. Currently an assistant at SUNY New Paltz (Division III).

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 under Lorenzo Romar. 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.

Ricky Yahn-Assistant coach at Longwood. He was an assistant coach at Cornell during 2010-2011 under Bill Courtney.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tsipis, head women's coach at GW, was a Cornell assistant in the 1990s.

Anonymous said...

what about Mike Dement? Is he not a head coach somewhere?

Anonymous said...

On break-out year poll, what about Shonn Miller?

Anonymous said...

How is Louis Dale's knee coming along? Will he play again as a pro?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

This is only a list of coaches on the men's side, so we intentionally left off Tsipis.

Dement was fired last year and is currently unemployed. He'll land somewhere eventually.

Shonn Miller was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Perhaps could have included him, but hard to argue that he needs to "breakout." He's already in the spotlight.

Louis Dale is expected to return to Goettingen for the 12-13 season. He recently got back onto the court and his rehab is progressing well according to reports.

Anonymous said...

WTG - CBB!

Anonymous said...

I heard Dale was going to start in the D-league while still rehabbing his knee since his oversea's league has a later start date.