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Don Showalter USA Developmental Coach of Year

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Don Showalter has been named the USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year.

 

Showalter led the USA U17 men’s team to their fourth-straight FIBA World Championship gold medal this summer in Zaragoza, Spain.

 

It was the eighth time in a row that the heralded Showalter has won the Developmental Coach of the Year honor.

 

“I am humbled and honored to receive the USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award,” Showalter told usab.com. “Receiving this award for the eighth-straight year is a result of having great players and an outstanding staff, namely Miles Simon and Mike Jones, who bought into our culture for USA Basketball.”

 

“Being a part of the success and receiving this award from the great organization of USA Basketball has been a highlight of my coaching career,” Showalter added.

 

Showalter has led the USA U16 and U17 national teams to eight gold medals in a row while compiling a dominating 50-0 record over that span

 

“Don’s tremendous ability to lead teams with high character is obvious in the spectacular results he has produced,” said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley. “We are incredibly fortunate to have had him at the helm of our U16 and U17 national teams since 2009.”

 

“In 2016, he once again guided a USA Basketball team that not only played impressive basketball, but also exemplified teamwork and sportsmanship,” added Tooley. “We are proud to recognize his efforts and grateful for his dedication.”

 

 

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