USD Men's Basketball 2003-2004 West Coast Conference
BRIAN FISH Associate Head Coach 2nd year Brian Fish enters hi s second year on staff where he is coach Brad Holland's top assistant. He begins hi s first season in the capacity ofAssociate Head Coach . The 37-year-old Fish came to
USO from Texas Christian University where he was an assistant coach on Billy Tubbs' staff si nce 1996. At TCU Brian's ch ief responsib ilities were as recruiting coordinator and in over– seei ng academics for the basketball team. Recognized as one of the finest young assis– tant coaches in the co llege ranks, his input in recu iting helped build the TCU program into a nationa l contender for six seasons with the team compi Iing an overa ll record of 125-68 and advancing to postseason play three times. Prior to Texas C hri st ian he gained
coaching experience with stops at Creighton University ( 1994-96), Kansas State ( 1992- 94) and Marshall University ( 1989-92). A 1989 graduate of Marshall University (B.A. in Sports Management), Fish played two seasons for the Thundering Herd whe re as team captai n he helped the squad to 25 and 26 wins, respectively. Fish began hi s collegiate play at Western Kentucky ( 1984-86) before transferring to Marshall. A native of Seymour, Indi ana, Fish was a first-team all-state selection at Seymour Hi gh School. Brian and hi s wife, Melyssa, are the parents of two children - Caryssa and Jordan. STEVE FLINT Steve Flint is entering his fourth year as ass istant men 's basketball coac h at the Univer– sity of San Diego. He will aga in wo rk close ly with the Toreros big men, as well as play a leading ro le in the team's recruiting and scouting efforts. He played a major ro le in Jason Keep's develop– 4th year
ment and success the past two years at USO . The 42-year-o ld Flint came to USO from Valparaiso University where he was an assis– tant coach for five straight seasons. At Valparaiso, Flint was the primary coach fo r post players and was instrumental in VU's last six championship seasons in the Mid-Con– tinent Conference and five stra ight NCAA Tournament appearances. Invo lved with the Crusaders' recruiting, Fl int helped assemble the team that became the Cinderella story of the 1999 NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.
Prior to Va lpara iso, Flint gained extensive experience as a coach and player. He served as th e general manager of the Columbus (Ohio) Basketball Club from Febru– ary - August, 1995. While in Columbus, Flint was also the co-director of the Krider Basketball Camp and the Adidas Summer Shootout. A native of Hayfork, California in the northern part of the state , Flint was head coach of basketball and football at Hayfork HS from I99 1-93. A I984 draft choice of the Portland Trailblazers, Flint played for Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV from 1980-82 before earning a degree in Politi– cal Science from UC San Diego in 1984.
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