COLORADO SPRINGS (USA) - USA Basketball today announced it has selected Seth Goodman of Monroe College (N.Y.) and Kris Huffman of DePauw University (Ind.) to serve as court coaches during the 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials, June 9-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"This is definitely the thrill of my coaching career," Goodman said.
"I hope my knowledge and experience helps these girls, and the entire program, improve. It will be an incredible chance to work with world class athletes, some incredible coaches and the premiere basketball organization in the world in USA Basketball."
"It's an honor to be selected by USA Basketball as a trials court coach," Huffman said.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to work with the other coaches as well as the athletes. I really enjoy working with young people, and I view this is as a chance to give something back to the game of basketball."
The U18 trials will feature 35 U.S. hopefuls, born on or after Jan. 1, 1990, competing for one of 12 roster spots on the 2008 USA Women's U18 National Team. Following trials, the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee is expected to announce the 12-member roster, and the team will return to Colorado Springs for a July 10-20 training camp.
The team will train at the USOTC from July 10-16 and in Washington, D.C., July 17-20. The 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women will be played July 23-27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tabbed as head coach of the 2008 U18 National Team was Northern Illinois University's Carol Owens, who owns two gold medals as a USA Basketball assistant coach, with Joe McKeown of George Washington University and Terri Mitchell of Marquette University serving as assistant coaches.
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