Meet Bill Courtney, he is University of Cornell’s new head coach. He will be leading Cornellâ€™s Big Red, after Steve Donahue headed to Boston. Keep reading to know more about him plus check out the photos and video below.
Bill Courtney was born in 1961 in Springfield, Virginia. He studied at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a degree in education in 1992, but before his graduation he also was a successful basketball captain of the Bison basketball team, he was selected First Team All Patriot in 1991 and again the next year. After he graduated he joined the Philadelphia Spirits and the Milwaukee Bucks, he also traveled to Hong Kong where he played during 1993 and 1994. While there he was awarded with the Asian All Star Game Most Valuable player MVP in 1993, he was inducted in the Bucknell Hall Of Fame in 2007.
His first coaching experience was in 1992 at the James Robinson Secondary School in Virginia where he was assistant varsity coach for the boyâ€™s team from 1992 to 1994. He was assistant coach at Thomas Jefferson Science Technology School in Virginia from 1994-95 and later at the American University where he was assistant coach from 1995 to 1996.
In 1996-97 he joined Jim Larragana’s team at Bowling Green State University, in 1997 he landed at George Mason University. In 2005 he was assistant coach at Providence College, then he was assistant coach for the University of Virginia for Dave Letao. Dave quit and Bill found himself unemployed until he was hired as assistant coach for Virginia Tech for Seth Greenberg. Today Bill Courtney was among important names like Gary Close from Wisconsin and Matt Langel from Temple for the University of Cornell Head coach position, but in the end it was Bill who was selected as the University of Cornell’s menâ€™s basketball team Head Coach.
Billâ€™s new position at Cornell was announced at a press conference on Friday April 23rd. Bill Courtney and his wife Gina are the proud parents of Derek, 7, and Billy, 9.
Take a look at the photos and video below.
Bill Courtney Video