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Martin Set To Join NABC Board Of Directors
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Martin Set To Join NABC Board Of Directors

Sept. 21, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday five head men’s basketball coaches who have been appointed to its board of directors, including fifth-year South Carolina head coach Frank Martin. Martin joins new appointees Bill Coen (Northeastern), Ed Cooley (Providence), Matt Painter (Purdue) and Gary Waters (Cleveland State) on the board.

“I’m honored that I have been asked to be on the NABC board of directors,” Martin said. “I am extremely excited to do everything I can to continue to help basketball help people around the world.”

The 2016-17 appointees fill one vacancy to replace 2015-16 NABC President Ron Hunter of Georgia State University and four vacancies created by coaches who are no longer actively coaching.

“We are very pleased that Bill Coen, Ed Cooley, Frank Martin, Matt Painter and Gary Waters have agreed to join our board of directors,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “They have all been active with committees and various NABC initiatives while bringing a broad perspective and additional diversity to our board.”

The 2016-2017 NABC Board of Directors
Jeff Jones, President (Old Dominion University); Bill Self, First Vice President (University of Kansas); Lorenzo Romar, Second Vice President (University of Washington); Charlie Brock, Third Vice President (Springfield College); Mike Brey, Fourth Vice President (University of Notre Dame); Page Moir, 2014-15 Past President; Ron Hunter, 2015-16 Past President (Georgia State University); Mark Gottfried, Director (North Carolina State University); Gary Stewart, Director (Stevenson University); Jamie Dixon, Director (TCU); Lennie Acuff, Director (University of Alabama in Huntsville); Johnny Dawkins, Director (University of Central Florida); John Calipari, Director (University of Kentucky); Matt Margenthaler, Director (Minnesota State University, Mankato); John Thompson III, Director (Georgetown University); Tommy Amaker, Director (Harvard University); Pat Cunningham, Director (Trinity (TX) University); Bill Coen, Director (Northeastern University); Ed Cooley, Director (Providence College); Frank Martin, Director (University of South Carolina); Matt Painter, Director (Purdue University); Gary Waters, Director (Cleveland State University); Dave Archer, Director (National High School Basketball Coaches’ Association-NHSBCA); Bob Burchard, Director (Columbia College); Tom Izzo, Director Emeritus (Michigan State University); Ernie Kent, Director Emeritus (Washington State University); and Phil Martelli, Director Emeritus (Saint Joseph’s University).

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at