The University of Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd has been named as the head coach of the 2024 USA Men’s U18 National Team. He will be assisted by Grant McCasland (Texas Tech University) and Micah Shrewsberry (University of Notre Dame).
Lloyd, McCasland and Shrewsberry will lead the Americans at the 2024 FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup (date and location to be announced by FIBA at a later date).
Lloyd took the reins at Arizona in 2021 and has led the Wildcats to record-breaking success. His 61 victories during his first two seasons set the NCAA record. In his first season with Arizona in 2022, Lloyd was named National Coach of the Year by NABC, USBWA and Associated Press. Lloyd was previously an assistant at Gonzaga University for 22 seasons. He will be serving his first USA Basketball head coaching assignment as he was a court coach for the 2022 USA Men’s U18 National Team. He has previously served USA Basketball as a committee member.
“This is a tremendous honor to serve as the head coach of USA Basketball’s Men’s U18 National Team,” Lloyd said. “I have always loved FIBA basketball and the different ways the game is played around the world. I look forward to this opportunity to now compete in a FIBA competition while representing USA Basketball.”
McCasland is in his first season as the head coach of the Red Raiders. Previously, while the head coach at University of North Texas, he led the Mean Green to three Conference USA titles (2020, 2021, 2022), their first NCAA Tournament victory and two postseason tournament championships (2018 CBI, 2023 NIT). He will enter his first USA Basketball coaching assignment after serving as a court coach for the 2021 U19 National Team.
Shrewsberry is in his first season at Notre Dame after an accomplished career spanning the NBA and college ranks. Shrewsberry’s coaching resume includes being the head coach at Pennsylvania State University (2021-23) and Indiana University South Bend (2005-07); and an assistant coach at Purdue (2019-21, 2011-13), Boston Celtics (2013-19), Butler University (2008-11), DePauw University (2001-03) and Wabash College (1999-00). He will also make his USA Basketball coaching debut but was previously a court coach for the 2023 U19 National Team.
The FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup takes place every two years with the USA winning 10 gold medals, including six straight.