Three Court Coaches Selected For USA U19 Team Training Camp
-- USA Training Camp To Take Place June 17-24 At The U.S. Olympic Training Center --
Colorado Springs, Colo. • June 8, 2011
Jerry Carrillo (Cochise County College, Ariz.), Billy Donovan (University of Florida) and Dan Miles (Oregon Tech), three successful college head coaches who have compiled a combined 1,646 victories in 70 seasons, were announced by USA Basketball today as court coaches for the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s U19 National Team Training Camp. The training camp will take place June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Twenty-one players are expected to participate in the training camp, and finalists for the 12-member USA U19 World Championship Team will be announced on June 19. Training camp for the selected finalists will begin in the afternoon on June 19, with the official 12-member USA roster being announced prior to the teams’ departure for Europe on June 24. The 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men is being held June 30-July 10 in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga Latvia.
New George Mason University head coach Paul Hewitt will take responsibility as head coach of the USA U19 World Championship Team. He will be assisted by Randy Bennett (St. Mary’s College) and Cliff Warren (Jacksonville University).
The court coach selections were made the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is chair of the selection committee, and is joined by NCAA representatives Lorenzo Romar (head coach, University of Washington), Bruce Weber (head coach, University of Illinois) and Roy Williams (head coach, University of North Carolina); and by athlete representative Jay Williams, a member of the 2002 USA World Championship Team.
Having just completed his 16th season with Cochise County College in Arizona, Carrillo is the school’s all-time winningest coach with 349 wins, an average of nearly 22 a season. He boasts of a career 68.7 winning percentage, and has led the Apaches to a winning record in each of his 16 seasons. Carrillo was the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Coach of the Year in 2006, and has led Cochise to back-to-back conference championship appearances. In his tenure at Cochise, Carrillo’s teams have appeared in the ACCAC championship game eight times, including seven times in the last 10 seasons, claiming the title three times. His teams have also appeared in back-to-back Region I championships, winning the title this past season. In addition to his regional Coach of the Year honor in 2006, Carrillo is a two-time NJCAA District 1 Coach of the Year (2000 and 2010), and was selected to coach the National Junior College Team in 2004.
“I am very excited and honored to be invited as a court coach for USA Basketball this summer,” Carrillo said of his first appearance with USA Basketball. “It’s great for our program here at Cochise and for me to observe and work with some of the best coaches and young players in the world.”
Carrillo’s teams have established an up-tempo style of play, with the Apaches leading the region in scoring in 14 of the last 15 seasons, averaging nearly 94 points a game in 2011.
Not focused on just basketball, Carrillo has mentored his players on and off the court. Cochise is a nine-time NJCAA Academic Team of the Year winner. He also serves as an academic advisor and is a full-time health and physical education teacher. Additionally, 65 student-athletes have signed with four-year universities under Carrillo’s watch.
Prior to his time at Cochise, Carrillo spent three seasons as a head coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Previously, he was an assistant coach for Jamestown Community College (1990) and Cal State-Northridge (1991-92).
He played high school basketball at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz., where he was named an All-Metro selection during his senior year. He has been inducted into the Salpointe Catholic High School Hall of Fame. Carrillo graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Cal State-Northridge.
Billy DonovanIn 14 seasons at the helm of the Florida Gators, Donovan has seemingly done it all, winning more than 300 games, bringing home three Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships (2000, 2001 and 2007), three consecutive SEC tournament championships from 2005-2007 and three appearances in the NCAA national title game (2000, 2006 and 2007), including winning it twice (2006 and 2007).
Donovan has a 71.0 winning percentage (360-147) in Gainesville and has posted 13 consecutive 20-win seasons - including a 29-8 mark in 2010-11 that ended with a loss to national runner-up Butler in the Elite Eight - two 30-win seasons and a school record of 35 wins in 2007. He has also led his teams to postseason play in all 14 seasons at the reigns of the Gators.
This is Donovan’s first opportunity to work with USA Basketball.
“I’m excited to work with this group of talented players from all over the country, including a couple of Gators,” Donovan said. “USA Basketball has done a great job assembling this team, and I look forward to contributing to their preparations for the U19 World Championship.”
In his tenure at Florida, Donovan has turned the Gators into a perennial national powerhouse. His back-to-back national championships four seasons ago marked just the seventh time in NCAA history that a program had won the national championship in consecutive years. He also joined Adolph Rupp as only the second SEC coach to win multiple national championships. In April 2010, he became the youngest recipient of the Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor.
In all, Donovan has won 25 NCAA Tournament games, more than three times the amount of all prior UF coaches combined. He sits more than 100 overall wins ahead of the previous winningest coach at UF and holds the fourth-most wins in SEC history. His winning percentage is the highest in school history, and his teams have knocked off more than 50 ranked opponents during his tenure.
Donovan has coached eight first-round NBA Draft picks and has inked 13 McDonald’s All-Americans. A few of his many honors and accolades include 1994 National Rookie Coach of the Year by Basketball Times, 1994 Southern Coach of the Year and ESPN.com’s 2001 National Coach of the Year.
Prior to his dominance in Gainesville, Donovan was a standout student-athlete at Providence College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in general social studies and led the Friars to their best season in school history and a trip to the Final Four in 1987, Donovan’s senior year. After spending his first two seasons as a reserve player, Donovan thrived under new coach Rick Pitino, becoming one of the premier players in Providence history. The Rockville Centre, N.Y. native averaged 15.1 ppg. as a junior and 20.6 ppg. as a senior to earn All-America honorable mention honors. He set school records as a senior with 97 made 3-pointers and 237 3-pointers attempted in a season and 1,234 minutes played. That same year, he was named the NCAA Tournament Southeast Region Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the Big East All-Tournament Team. He was inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame in 1999 and was named to the 10-man All-Time Providence Civic Center Team that same year.
Donovan went on to play professionally for one season with the New York Knicks, and spent five seasons as an assistant with Pitino’s University of Kentucky Wildcats, including being part of their Final Four run in 1993. He then received his first head coaching opportunity, turning a struggling Marshall program into a winner. After inheriting a Thundering Herd squad that won nine games the previous season, Donovan won 35 games and a Southern Conference championship in his two seasons with Marshall.
Involved with USA Basketball for the first time, Oregon Tech head coach Miles, whose 937 career wins ranks second in NCAA/NAIA men’s basketball history, has been with the Hustlin’ Owls for 40 seasons.
“It is a great honor to be selected to work with such a talented group of athletes and coaches,” Miles said. “Representing our country makes it even more special.”
During his tenure, he has led his squads to two NAIA Division II national championships (2004 and 2008), and 16 NAIA Division II National Tournament appearances. In 2011, the 30-5 Hustlin’ Owls made an appearance in the NAIA Sweet 16 and extended their home win streak to 57 games covering three seasons. Over the past 15 years, with Miles at the helm, OIT has an overall record of 424-110 (.794 winning percent), with 13 trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. OIT holds the NAIA all-time tournament record for wins with 28.
Miles has had a decorated career with countless awards and honors, including being named the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Southern Oregon University, a 2001 induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame, a 1996 induction into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and having OIT’s home court named after him upon winning his 500th game.
Miles is a two-time recipient of the NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year award (2004 and 2008), and a 10-time Cascade Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year recipient.
Overall, Miles holds a 71.3 winning percentage (937-378), has made three appearances in the NAIA national title game, 13 district or conference titles and has been ranked in the NAIA top-20 on 28 occasions, including No. 1. He has also led the Hustlin’ Owls to 20-win seasons 30 times, 25-win seasons 21 times and has 10 seasons with 30 wins or more.
Prior to his coaching days, Miles was a standout three-sport athlete at Medford High School in Medford, Ore. He was named the school’s outstanding athlete in 1963. In college at Southern Oregon College of Education, now known as Southern Oregon University, Miles earned All-American honors in football, all-conference honors in basketball and was named to the all-district baseball team. As a player, Miles led the nation and set several school records as a quarterback for the Raiders.
In addition to coaching basketball at OIT, he has also served as an assistant coach for the football team and head coach for baseball and softball. His baseball teams finished in the top three in District II four times, and while at the helm of the softball team, he won six conference championships and one berth the College World Series. He has also coached high school legion baseball, winning three state championships, and has coached seven summer clinics in countries across the world, including France, Australia, Japan, Kenya and Rwanda.
FIBA U19 World Championship
The 2010 USA U18 National Team secured the USA’s berth to the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship with a 5-0 and gold medal finish in its zone qualifier, the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, held June 26-30 in San Antonio, Texas. Sixteen nations will battle for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men title June 30-July 10 in Latvia. The United States has been placed in Group D, along with China, Egypt and Serbia. The 12 remaining 19-and-under national teams were distributed as such: Group A includes Brazil, Poland, Russia and Tunisia; Group B consists of Argentina, Australia, Latvia and Taiwan; and Group C is comprised of Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and South Korea.
The U.S. squad’s preliminary round slate opens with a June 30 contest against Egypt, followed by Serbia on July 1, and the USA squad will conclude preliminary play July 2 versus China. The top three teams from each preliminary group will qualify for the preliminary second round, while the fourth place teams will qualify for the classification round to determine 13th to 16th places.
The 12 teams who qualify for the second round, which will be played July 4-6, will be divided into groups E and F, with six teams in each group. The top three preliminary round teams from groups A and B will advance to Group E, and the top three from C and D will advance to Group F. Each team will play the three new teams in its new group, with the final scores of all games played in the preliminary round carrying over to determine the second round standings.
Teams finishing in first through fourth places in the two second round groups will qualify for the quarterfinals, with the opportunity to advance to the semifinals and finals. Teams finishing in fifth and sixth places in Groups E and F will play for ninth through 12th places. The quarterfinals will be held on July 8, semifinals are slated for July 9 and the gold and bronze medal games, as well as the 5th/6th place and 7th/8th place games will be contested on July 10.
Originally known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the tournament was held every four years from 1979 – 2007. Starting in 2009 FIBA changed its calendar and now holds age-based world championships every other year. USA men's teams are 62-11 in the U19/Junior World Championships, and have won four gold and three silver medals, most recently earning the gold medal for the first time since 1991 with a 9-0 record in 2009.
USA U19 World Championship for Men Players of note include: Stacey Augmon (1987), Vin Baker (1991), Michael Beasley (2007), Dee Brown (2003), Vince Carter (1995), Nick Collison (1999), Seth Curry (2009), Stephen Curry (2007), Paul Davis (2003), Eric Floyd (1979), Jonny Flynn (2007), Ashton Gibbs (2009), Gordon Hayward (2009), Larry Johnson (1987), Stephon Marbury (1995), Gary Payton (1987), Sam Perkins (1979), Wesley Person (1991), Kevin Pittsnogle (2003), J.J. Redick (2003), Bobby Simmons (1999), Scott Skiles (1983), Tyshawn Taylor (2009), Howard Thompkins (2009), Deron Williams (2003) and James Worthy (1979).