Mangino named new men's basketball assistant coach
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
SMU men's basketball recently added a new face to their coaching staff: Larry Mangino.
Head Coach Matt Doherty announced last week that Mangino will serve as the Mustang's new assistant coach this season.
For the past two years, Mangino was the development coach for the Denver Nuggets.
Mangino's background includes 24 years of college coaching experience, including nine years as head coach for Clark University in Massachusetts (1991-96), and Ferrum College in Virginia (1996-2000).
Mangino has seven seasons of experience as assistant men's basketball coach at the Air Force Academy (2000-07) under his belt. He also coached at George Washington University (1986-91) and Yale University (1984-86).
Prior to his professional career, Mangino graduated from Montclair State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in physical education.
During his time at Montclair State University, the Red Hawks made it to the 1981 regional championships, and Mangino became a three-year basketball letter winner.
Following graduation, Mangino became a graduate assistant coach at Montclair State University in 1983-84.
Mangino will join two other assistant coaches, including Reggie Brown and Jerry Hobbie.
Hobbie was named an assistant coach at the beginning of August. Prior, he had eight years of coaching experience. He served as assistant coach and later as associate head coach at Fairfield University, and then coached a season at Fordham University (1986-7).
Hobbie's impressive resume also includes three consecutive post-season campaigns while he was head coach at the University of Houston.
The Mustangs ended the 2009-10 season with an overall 14-17 record.