Monday, June 13, 2011

Dan Magrino Hired as New SC Generals Head Asst Coach!

Dan Magrino enters his 1st season as the Head Assistant Coach with Sheridan Junior College. This previous season, as well as the 2008-09 season, was spend on the sidelines at NCAA Division 2 Georgia College (Milledgeville, GA). During his time with the Bobcats, Magrino served as strength coach, assisted in multiple facets of the program, and primarily dealt with the development of post play. In his two seasons, he helped lead the team to a 38-17 record in the Division II powerhouse Peach Belt Conference, as well as a 2009 NCAA Southeast Region Tournament Berth. Prior to Georgia College, Magrino spent one season at his alma mater, Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD) as the head assistant for Don Meyer during his final season on the sidelines.

The last time that Smiley and Magrino joined forces was during the 2007-08 season at Northern State University. Assisted by Smiley, Magrino and the Wolves went on to a 29-4 record, with a #5 National Ranking, and a trip to the North Central Region Championship Game. The Wolves had a record of 98-28 during Magrino's playing career, winning two NSIC Conference Tournaments, appearing in four NCAA D2 Tournaments, and advancing twice to the North Central Regional Championship. Prior to NSU, Magrino played at Pembroke Pines Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, FL. Magrino holds the school's all-time record for blocked shots, averaging 8.9 a game as a senior.

Coach Smiley's words: "We're thrilled to have Dan become a member of our program. Dan is a close friend of mine, and was somebody that I both played with and coached while we were both at NSU. Dan is one of the best young post coaches in the business, and is a tireless worker and recruiter and will help continue to move us in the right direction. As Don Meyer's Head Assistant a couple years ago, Dan learned so much in terms of coaching the right way, and his experiences in Georgia at a great program (Georgia College) will also help out tremendously. Dan is a winner, and is ready to move us in the right direction. Again, we're thrilled to have Dan on staff, and we're excited to get him up here at the end of July to begin working!"

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