Manning Named USA Basketball U19 Assistant Coach
March 8, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will serve as an assistant coach for the 2017 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team, USA Basketball announced Wednesday.

Manning, along with Colorado head coach Tad Boyle, will assist Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who was named the head coach of the U19 team. The trio has worked together in the past at Kansas, where Calipari was an assistant coach from 1983-85, while Manning and Boyle were players.

The coaching staff was selected by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.

Manning was previously a court coach for the 2014 USA Men's U18 National Team training camp. As a player, he was named the 1987 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after leading the 1987 U.S. Pan American Games Team to a silver medal. Manning also won a bronze medal with the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team.

"I feel very fortunate and very honored to be a part of USA Basketball," Manning said. "I am looking forward representing our country to the best of our team's ability. As a staff, we will follow Coach Cal's lead and do whatever we can to come home with the gold."

The team will compete in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship from July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt. Training camp to select the twelve members of the team will be held in June.

 

 

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