USD Men's Basketball 2001-2002


DAVID FIZDALE 4th year David Fizdale returns to coach Brad Ho lland' s staff for the fo urth straight season, but his first as the program's top assistant. Head of rec ruiting, Fizdale will be involved with all aspects of the basketba ll program. After graduating from USO in 1996, he

worked for the Miami Heat of the Na– ti onal Basketball Association as the as– sistant v ideo coordinator. Prior to that position, Fizdale was a student ass istant for the first half of the 1996-97 Torero season while he com– pleted his degree in Communications . During the summer he helps with the USO Boys Summer Baske tball Camps. No s tra nger to USO basketball , Fizdale was a four-year player for the Toreros between 1992-96. A two-year

captain and team Most Valuable Player hi s seni or year, Fizdale was se lected First Team All -West Coast Conference after leading the WCC in assists at 7.0 per con test. He set a new USO single season record for assists wit h 195 and also set a new USO career mark wi th 465 . In add ition to be ing the team MVP, he was also a two-time recipient of the Bugelli Leadership Award, and was se lected the San Diego Hall of Champions Amateur Star of the Month (February, 1996). He fini shed hi s USO career with 73 starts in 93 games and scored 745 po ints (8.0 po ints per game average). STEVE FLINT 2nd year Steve Fli nt begins his second year as assistant men 's basketball coach at the Universi ty of San Diego. He wi ll again work closely with the Toreros bi g men , as we ll as play a leading ro le in the team' s recruiti ng efforts.

The40-year-old Flint came to USO from Valparaiso Un iversit y whe re he was an assistan t coach for five strai ght seasons. At Valpara iso, Flint was the primary coach for post players and was instrumen– tal in VU 's last six champi onship seasons in the Mid-Continent Confere nce and five straight NCAA Tournament appearances. In vo lved with the Crusaders' rec ruiting, Flint helped assembl e the team that be– came the Cinderella story of the 1999 NCAA Tournament , advanci ng to the Sweet Sixteen.

Pri or to Valparaiso, Flint gained ex tens ive experience as a coach and player. He served as the general manager of the Columbus (Ohio) Basketball C lub from February - August, 1995. While in Columbu s, Fl int was also the co– director of the Kride r Basketball Camp and the Ad idas Summer Shootout. A native of Hayfork, Cali fornia in the northern part of the state , Flint was head coach of basketball and footba ll at Hay fork HS from 199 1-93. A 1984 draft choice of the Portland Trailblazers, Flint played for Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV from 1980-82 before earn ing a degree in Political Science from UC San Diego in 1984.

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