Basketball coach of the University of Pittsburgh and the FIBA Under-19 USA team that won the gold medal in international competition.
He played at Texas Christian University and for a year with Hawke's Bay Hawks, before going over to coaching.
During his tenure Pittsburgh was in the top five teams in the nation in winning percentage, and in 2013 the University rewarded him with a 10-year contract extension.
He had one son and one daughter with wife Jacqueline.
Among the fine NBA prospects he coached was power forward Dejuan Blair.