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Coppin coach Grant selected to represent MEAC in NABC Congress

Posted on 05 August 2014 by WNST Staff

CSU Head Basketball coach Michael Grant selected as the MEAC representative for the NABC Division I Congress

BALTIMORE – First-year Coppin State head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has been named as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I Congress representing the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

As a congressman, Grant will serve as a liaison between the coaches in the MEAC and the NABC.  Among some of his roles, Grant will participate in monthly conference calls and attend the annual meeting during the convention. In addition, congress representative coaches serve to both relay information from the NABC Board of Directors to fellow conference coaches as well as help survey the membership and garner support for the organization.

“It’s an honor to serve on this committee,” Grant said. “It gives me a chance to express our concerns throughout the country. I look forward to representing our conference on this committee.”

The NABC Congress was formed in 1992 to allow the NABC to work more effectively with the NCAA and its committees. The NABC Congress consists of one NABC coach serving as a conference representative for each of the divisions of NCAA Basketball.

Grant became Coppin State’s sixth head men’s basketball coach since 1964 on May 7. He will coach his first game at the helm of the Eagles at the University of Oregon on Friday, November 14. The Eagles’ first home game will be on Monday, December 1 against Division II Goldey-Beacom College.

A 15-year veteran, who has won 56 percent of his games, Grant comes to Coppin State from Division II Stillman College, where he was the head coach for the last six years. Grant was also the head coach from 2003-05 at Southern University (La.) where he replaced the legendary Ben Jobe.

At the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign, Grant amassed a six-year school record of 100-73. In 2012-13, the Tigers finished the season with an 18-10 overall mark and a 12-5 SIAC record. Center Torrean Walker ranked first in the SIAC and seventh in Division II in blocked shots per game while guard Jeffrey Wherry finished first in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio. The Tigers led the SIAC in assists, blocked shots, scoring offense and three-pointers made per game.

During the 2010-11 season, he guided Stillman to a 24-8 overall mark, a 19-5 conference record, second place in the SIAC and to the regional final of the Division II South Regional. The Tigers finished the season eighth in the NCAA with three-pointers made (9.4 per game) and blocked shots (4.2 per outing).

Credited by former players as a “disciplinarian,” Grant’s coaching genius was first established at NAIA-turned-Division II member Central State (Ohio) University. In seven seasons, Grant led the Marauders to three 20-win campaigns and only one losing season—his first in 1996-97. During the 1999-00 season, Grant led Central State to the program’s first victory in the NAIA National Tournament since 1979. By the end of his seven-year tenure at the school, Grant had become only the fourth Central State coach to have won more than 100 games in his career with the school.

Grant began his coaching career at his alma mater, Malone College in Ohio, where he first studied under Hal Smith as a student assistant. Grant then served on Smith’s staff in 1985 as a full-time assistant before heading to the University of Michigan as a graduate assistant where he helped coach and develop his younger brother Gary Grant, who eventually became the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1988. Gary Grant was the 14th overall player chosen in the 1988 NBA draft.

Grant also coached at Kentucky State University, Alleghany College, Cleveland State University, and the University of Toledo.

Grant and his wife, Charmane, reside in Hanover, Md. They have three children: Chris (32), Raynesha (24) and Lauren (22).


ABOUT THE NABC: The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), located in Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. Formation of the NABC began as an emergency measure for the presentation of a united opinion the Joint Basketball Rules Committee, then the central governing authority of the game, announced without notice that it had adopted a change in the rules which virtually eliminated the dribble.

Allen, a student of basketball founder James Naismith, organized coaches to take a stand in a nationwide protest which successfully postponed the adoption of the rule change for one year. It is worthy to note that the dribble still is part of the game of basketball. This marked the beginning of this collective group of coaches to serve as Guardians of the Game.

Since its inception, the NABC has contributed numerous ideas and programs to help preserve and enhance the positive aspects of college basketball. These initiatives include establishing the original Basketball Hall of Fame (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame), creating the format for today’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, supporting Coaches vs. Cancer, and building the College Basketball Experience, which houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, as part of the Sprint Center Arena located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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Towson F Benimon picks up NABC All-District honor

Posted on 13 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Senior forward averages 18.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Towson University men’s basketball senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named first team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 10, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Benimon, a two-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and 2013 Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American, also earned first team NABC honors last season.

Benimon has led Towson to a Division I school record 23 wins this season and a second-place regular season finish in the CAA.

The senior leads the Tigers in scoring (18.9 ppg), rebounding (11.5 rpg), assists (3.6 apg) and blocked shots (1.2 bpg). He also tops Division I with 21 double-doubles and his rebounding average ranks third in the country. Benimon’s 378 rebounds this season is a Division I school record at Towson and ties him with Navy’s David Robinson for the second-most rebounds in a season in CAA history.

Benimon was joined on the NABC All-District first team by Devon Saddler and Davon Usher of Delaware,Frantz Massenat of Drexel and Marcus Thornton of William & Mary. The second team consisted of Scott Eatherton of Northeastern, Chris Fouch of Drexel, Zeke Upshaw of Hofstra, Willis Hall of College of Charleston and Andre Nation of James Madison.

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Towson F Parker-Rivera nominated for NABC Good Works Team

Posted on 03 December 2013 by WNST Staff


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Towson University forward Timajh Parker-Rivera has been nominated for the 2014 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

In its second year, the award honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

From the 118 NABC nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, special voting panels will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-StarGrant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team voting panel.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Dallas, where they will participate in a community project in the city.

The Goods Works Team will be announced in February, 2014.

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Etherly honored again by NABC

Posted on 26 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Etherly Earns Repeat NABC All-District Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second time in as many years, Loyola University Maryland forward Erik Etherly was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District I Second Team honors.

Etherly, who last year became the first Loyola player to earn All-District honors from the NABC since Mike Powell earned the honors in 1981-1982, also earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team laurels for the second year in a row.

Iona’s Lamont Jones, Niagara’s Juan’ya Green, Canisius’ Billy Baron, Siena’s O.D. Anoskie and Stony Brook’s Tommy Brenton were named to the District I First Team. Boston University’s D.J. Irving, Fairfield’s Derek Needham, Niagara’s Antoine Mason and Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney joined Etherly on the Second Team.

Entering tonight’s game in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Quarterfinals at East Carolina, Etherly is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 16.0 points per game. He also has led the team in rebounding with 6.5 per game and has contributed 48 assists, 43 steals and 28 blocked shots.

A graduate student who earned his bachelor’s degree in communications in December, Etherly scored his 1,000th career point in a January game at Fairfield. Over the final seven games of the regular-season, he had five games with 22 or more points, including three in a row with 23-plus.

On Sunday afternoon in in the CIT Second Round against Kent State, Etherly posted his third double-double of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds. He went 17-of-19 from the free-throw line, and his 17 makes are tied for second all-time at Loyola in the single-game category.

Prior to the game at East Carolina, Etherly has scored 1,238 career points, good for 21st all-time at Loyola in just three seasons with the Greyhounds. His 662 career rebounds are 10th all-time, and his rebounding average (currently 7.2) will rank in the top-10 upon the conclusion of his career.

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Towson’s Benimon picks up NABC honor

Posted on 26 March 2013 by WNST Staff

National Association of Basketball Coaches Recognizes Towson Junior

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior Jerrelle Benimon of Towson University has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 10 first team. The NABC announced its 24 Division I all-district teams today.

Benimon, who was named the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and earned ECAC Division I All-Star accolades, recorded double-doubles in 20 of the Tigers’ 31 contests. He is currently tied for the second highest total in Division I. He was the CAA’s fourth-leading scorer with 17.1 points per game and reached double figures in 27 of 31 outings.

The junior forward led the CAA and ranked third in the nation with 11.2 rebounds per game and his 346 rebounds set a Towson single-season record. It was the sixth-highest total in a season in CAA history. Showing his all-around game, Benimon was also third in the conference in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and fourth in field goal percentage (53.3 percent). He led Towson with 79 assists.

Benimon was joined on the District 10 first team by UNC Wilmington’s Keith Rendleman, Delaware’s Devon Sadler, Northeastern’s Joel Smith and William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 242 student-athletes, from 24 districts, are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams.

To see the complete list of 2012-13 NABC Division I All-District teams, visit http://www.nabc.org/awards/all_district/FINAL-2012-13NABC-D1-ALL-DISTRICT-TEAMS-3.pdf

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.

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