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James Usilton

James A. Usilton, Sr. (June 10, 1895 – March 13, 1939) was an American college basketball coach at Temple University between 1926–27 and 1938–39. He won 205 games as the Owls’ coach, including one National Invitation Tournament (NIT) during the 1937–38 season. That Temple squad won the first-ever NIT. His 1937–38 team was also retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. His 1935–36 team reached the finals of the 1936 Olympic Trials.

Mike Terpstra

Mike Terpstra is a current assistant coach for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He has previously served various positions with junior college, high school, and NBA Development League. He is the CEO of University Recruiting Group, an organization that assistants athletes and coaches through the recruiting process. He helped the Colorado 14ers win the Western Division championship before losing to the Dakota Wizards in the championship round.

Vic Schaefer

Vic Schaefer (born March 2, 1961) is the head women’s basketball coach at Mississippi State.

Kenny Johnson (basketball)

Kenny Johnson is currently an assistant men’s basketball coach with the Louisville Cardinals under head coach Rick Pitino. He was hired on April 21, 2014 after serving for two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Tom Crean at Indiana University.
Prior to becoming a college assistant, Johnson was very active in the Maryland high school coaching circuit. He held assistant positions at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (2002-2006), Dr. Henry Wise High School (2006-2007) and Paul VI High School (2007-2011).
Johnson also held the position of vice president/assistant director of basketball operations for well-known AAU program TeamTakeover for six years. During that time, he also served as head coach of the program’s 16U team.

Chris Jans

Chris Jans (born April 12, 1969) is an American college basketball head coach, most recently for the Bowling Green Falcons men’s basketball team. Jans is a graduate of Loras College, and hails from Fairbank, Iowa.
Jans was hired by Bowling Green in March 2014—his first Division I job. He led Bowling Green to its most wins in 13 years. However, on March 21—shortly after losing to Canisius in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, a drunken Jans was seen engaging in lewd and inappropriate behavior toward women at a bar near campus. A Bowling Green alumnus recorded Jans on his cell phone, and was so outraged by what he saw that he reported the incident to school officials. Following an internal investigation, Bowling Green fired Jans for violating a morals clause in his contract.

Bully Gilstrap

Howard Clifford “Bully” Gilstrap was a college men’s basketball and college football coach. He was the head coach of the Texas basketball program from 1942 to 1945. He coached the Longhorns to a 43-28 record, playing in one NCAA tournament and reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1943. Gilstrap also served as an assistant coach on the Longhorns football team for 20 seasons, from 1937 through 1956. He was an athlete at Texas, playing football, basketball and track and field. He was inducted into the Texas athletics Hall of Fame in 1968.

Bill Dooley (basketball)

Bill Dooley (born April 1, 1960) is the former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Richmond from 1993 through 1997. Prior to taking the helm of the Spiders basketball program, he served as assistant coach at Richmond for eight years under Dick Tarrant. Dooley began his collegiate playing career at Catholic University before transferring to the University of Richmond, where he served as team captain for the 1982-83 season. Dooley is currently an assistant coach at the University of Hartford after serving as varsity boys’ basketball coach at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia.
After leaving Richmond, Dooley became head coach at Delaware Valley College in 1998. After going 17-31, Dooley left to become head coach for Ireland’s national team. Following this run, Dooley returned to Delaware Valley in 2002 but left midseason the following year.
In 2004, Dooley was hired as an assistant at La Salle by Billy Hahn. However, just three weeks after being hired the school was rocked by a rape scandal involving several players. Dooley was named interim coach while Hahn was placed on administrative leave and ultimately dismissed. Dooley was not retained as an assistant by new head coach John Giannini.
On August 10, 2012, Dooley was announced as an assistant for coach John Gallagher at Hartford.
On September 11, 2015, Dooley was announced as an assistant with the Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team under coach Dennis Wolff.

Wanda Guyton

Wanda Marie Guyton (born October 14, 1965 in Tampa, Florida) is a women’s professional basketball coach and former professional women’s basketball player. She is currently a women’s professional basketball coach in Wasserburg, Germany.

Millard Anderson

Millard “Andy” Anderson was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the athletic director and head football, basketball, and baseball coach at Valparaiso University during the 1925–26 academic year. Anderson graduated from Valparaiso in 1924. He played football, basketball, and baseball as a student-athlete. Anderson coached at Key West High School from 1926 to 1929. Thereafter he worked as a civil engineer until 1970.

Mike Brumbelow

Lester Michael “Mike” Brumbelow (July 13, 1906 – August 11, 1977) was an American football and basketball player and coach. He played football and basketball for Texas Christian University from 1927 to 1929 and was the captain and most valuable player of the TCU Horned Frogs undefeated 1929 football team that won the school’s first Southwest Conference championship. He later served as an assistant football coach and head basketball coach at TCU from 1936 to 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. After the war, he served as an assistant football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1946 to 1948. From 1950 to 1956 he was he head football coach at Texas Western College, now the University of Texas at El Paso; he also served as the school’s athletic director from 1950 to 1959.

Tom Blackburn

Leonard Thomas “Tom” Blackburn (January 23, 1906 – March 6, 1964) was an American basketball coach. The Peebles, Ohio native served as head men’s basketball coach at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, from 1947 until his death in 1964.

Harlan Sanborn

Harlan P. Sanborn was best known for being the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies men’s basketball team and the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team.

Troy Wheless

Troy Wheless (born December 19, 1980) is an American former basketball player known for his collegiate career at the College of Charleston (CofC) between 1999–2000 and 2002–03. During his four-year career with the Cougars, the school won four Southern Conference (SoCon) South Division championships and advanced to the National Invitation Tournament in 2003. Wheless scored 1,108 points in 116 career games. During Wheless’ career, CofC recorded an overall record of 92 wins to just 30 losses. As a senior, Wheless began the season by leading the Cougars to win the Great Alaska Shootout and was named its most valuable player. For the year, he averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game en route to being named the SoCon Player of the Year as well as an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.
After earning a degree in Corporate Communications in 2003, Wheless “struggled to find a career path,” according to a June 2005 article in The Post and Courier. Professional basketball overseas did not work out and he began to work in marketing until CofC coach Tom Herrion called to offer him a position as the Director of Basketball Operations. He spent one season in this position until he was promoted to be a full-time assistant coach at the start of the 2005–06 season. He lasted one season. Today he lives in North Carolina and has two children.

John Harmon (coach)

John Millard Harmon (May 20, 1895 – October 18, 1974) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach for the University of Evansville during the 1920s and at Boston University in 1933. Harmon was also the head basketball coach Evansville from at 1923 to 1920 and at Boston University from 1932 to 1935, compiling a career college basketball record of 74–78. He was the head baseball coach at Evansville from 1924 to 1927 and at Boston University from 1933 to 1935, tallying a career college baseball mark of 27–52. He also served as the athletic director at Boston University from 1935 to 1951.

Jim Crews

James S. “Jim” Crews (born February 14, 1954) is the former head men’s basketball coach for Saint Louis University. He was promoted to head coach after serving on an interim basis following the health concerns and eventual death of former Billikens head coach Rick Majerus. He was on Majerus’ staff since 2011. After leading the Billikens to a school-record 28 wins, Crews was formally named SLU’s 25th head coach on April 12, 2013. He was fired after the 2016 Atlantic 10 Tournament resulted in the elimination of the Billikens and marked the end of two 11–21 Billikens seasons.
Crews spent the first 13 years of his adult life at Indiana University under Bob Knight. He played on the 1976 NCAA Championship-winning team, the last undefeated champion in the men’s division. After graduating, he served as an assistant on Knight’s staff for eight years before moving to the University of Evansville in 1985. In 17 years, he led the Purple Aces to five NCAA Tournaments. His best team was the 1988-89 unit, which tallied the school’s only NCAA Tournament win to date. He then coached at the United States Military Academy for seven years.

Jim Christian

James Patrick Christian (born February 6, 1965) is an American college basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Boston College men’s basketball team. He previously held the same position at Kent State, TCU and Ohio.
Christian and his wife, Patty, were married in the summer of 2005, and have three children, MacKenzie, Zach and Jay.

Jay Bilas

Jay Scot Bilas (born December 24, 1963) is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a former NCAA Tournament Announcer with CBS Sports, as well as former college basketball player. He is also a practicing lawyer.

James Jones (basketball coach)

James Fitzgerald Jones (born February 20, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current basketball coach at Yale University.
The Long Island, New York native succeeded Dick Kuchen as 22nd head men’s basketball coach of Yale University on April 27, 1999. On March 17, 2016, Jones and the Bulldogs upset the fifth-seeded Baylor University Bears in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
His brother Joe Jones is the current head men’s basketball coach at Boston University and was previously the head men’s basketball coach at Columbia University.

J. Craig Ruby

James Craig Ruby (May 30, 1896 – September 9, 1980) was an American college basketball player and coach. A two-time All-American and All-Missouri Valley Conference forward at the University of Missouri, he took over the head coaching position of his alma-mater in 1920. Ruby coached the Tigers for two seasons, compiling a record of 33 wins and only 2 losses. Both of Ruby’s Missouri teams were retroactively named national champions by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. Ruby was subsequently recruited by University of Illinois athletic director George Huff to take over the Fighting Illini’s men’s basketball coaching duties.
Beginning in 1922 and continuing on for the next 14 years, Ruby compiled a record of 148 wins and 95 losses. While playing in the Big Ten Conference, Ruby’s teams recorded 94 wins and 74 losses and won the conference championship 2 times. Ruby left the program in 1936 with coaching duties given to Douglas R. Mills.
Ruby and legendary Kansas coach Phog Allen actively campaigned together for higher baskets to offset the advantage of tall centers. He also advocated the elimination of the dribble to do away with stalling, and wanted the hoop enlarged to 20 inches in diameter rather than the standard 18. In 1930 Ruby served as the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Ruby retired from coaching to pursue a career with the Kansas City based, Hallmark greeting card company at the age of 39. He died in 1980 in Johnson County, Kansas at the age of 84.
Ruby married Dorothy Whitney on August 11, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. They had a daughter, Joyce, and son, Jay Whitney.

Maylana Martin

Maylana Lynn Martin (born April 17, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American former professional women’s basketball player and currently a collegiate coach.
Although born in Hawaii, she grew up in Southern California. She attended Perris High School, where she was a multi-sport athlete, being a four-year letterman in basketball, lettered for three years in volleyball, and lettered for two years on the track team.
Martin attended college at UCLA and graduated in 2000. She began her professional career with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association during the 2000 WNBA Draft, and played with the team for two years.
In 2002, the Lynx traded Martin and teammate Erin Buescher to the Charlotte Sting in exchange for Shaunzinski Gortman, the Sting’s 9th overall selection in the 2002 WNBA Draft. However, she was waived by the Sting during their pre-season training camp.
She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Portland in 2003. Beginning with 2004, she served as an assistant coach to her alma mater, UCLA.
Now serves as an assistant at Pepperdine University since 2008. Maylana is married to USC Lineman Rome Douglas

Howard Engleman

Howard G. “Rope” Engleman (November 20, 1919 – January 12, 2011) was an American college basketball standout at the University of Kansas from 1939 to 1941. He was 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall, weighed 170 pounds (82 kg). and played the forward position. As a senior in 1940–41, Engleman averaged 16.5 points per game and became just the second Jayhawk to be named a Consensus First Team All-American. Engleman led Kansas to two Big Six Conference regular season championships and as runners-up in the 1940 National Championship. The Jayhawks lost to Indiana, 60–42, but Engleman was the tournament’s top scorer after scoring 39 points in three games. When asked about the preparations to play against the Hoosiers, Engleman responded:

Herbert Schwartz

Herbert Schwartz was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the First District Agricultural and Mechanical College—now known as Arkansas State University—from 1925 to 1930, compiling a record of 19–20–7. Schwartz was also the head basketball coach at First District A&M from 1926 to 1931 and again during the 1941–42 season, amassing a record of 38–72, and the school’s head baseball coach from 1925 to 1929, tallying a mark of 27–33–2.

Harry Helmer

Harry William Helmer (November 26, 1884 – April 1971) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Central Michigan Normal School, now Central Michigan University, from 1909 to 1912 and at Alma College in 1917, compiling a career college football record of 20–10–2. Helmer was also the head basketball coach at Central Michigan from 1910 to 1916 and at Alma from 1916 to 1918, amassing a career college basketball mark of 50–40. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Central Michigan from 1910 to 1916, tallying a mark of 33–26–2.

Greg White (basketball coach)

Greg White (born 1959 in Mullens, West Virginia) is an American basketball coach best as the head coach at Marshall University and assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins. He is also a well known motivational speaker on the speakers circuit in both the university and business world. He has spoken to major corporations such as Mercedes, BMW, Subway, State Farm, Chevrolet, AT&T, Timken and Nisource to name a few. On the college speakers circuit he has spoken at University of Alabama, Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas State University, University of South Carolina, University of Louisville, Wake Forest University, University of Tennessee, University of Maryland, Iowa State University, Catholic University of America and University of Denver to name a few. He graduated from the (now closed) Mullens High School in Mullens, WV and went on to play at NCAA Division I Marshall University, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. He was a record setting point guard, starting 113 consecutive games from 1977-81 and still holds numerous records at Marshall. His legendary ball handling skills are world famous as he has traveled the globe performing as motivational speaker, exhibitionist and clinician. His 115 wins as Marshall’s head coach rank him as the 3rd winningest coach in Marshall Basketball history (29 coaches). His teams amazed a 87-17 home record in Marshall’s Cam Henderson Center. Additionally, his teams at Marshall had a record setting 27 game home win streak and were 34-3 in home games against non conference teams beating foes like Wake Forest University, University of Georgia, University of Detroit and The University of Massachusetts. In 2002, Greg’s Marshall team lead all Division I basketball teams in 3 point field goal shooting percentage at 44% and he had 18 all conference players during his time as Marshall’s head coach. He had one player, Keith Veney, who hit 15 3’s in a game which still stands as an NCAA record. He has written several books with his most popular book being the “THE WINNING EDGE”, a book about the importance of goal setting and time management. In 2016,he published “SUCCESS: ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING” which is a book focused on having a great attitude and strong mindset. His basketball camps are the largest sports camps in the history of West Virginia at Marshall University and the University of Charleston attracting over 1000 per summer at their peak.

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