Betts departs Winthrop Basketball Staff; Named Head Coach at Combine Academy

Top 25 Nationally Ranked Combine Academy, International Boarding High School and Sports Performance Center located just outside of Charlotte, NC in Lincolnton, has announced the hiring of National High School Basketball Head Coach, Ben Betts, from Winthrop University.

With over 30 years of college coaching experience, Ben Betts, a Madison Heights, VA, native, was the Head Coach of NCAA Division 1 South Carolina State from 2003-06 where he led the Bulldogs to winning the MEAC Conference as well as defeat Miami and Penn State, two established Power 5 programs. Coach Betts also has a proven knack for developing pros. He developed NBA Veteran, Blake Griffin, while serving as assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, as well as NBA Veteran Robert Covington while serving as an assistant coach at Tennessee State University.

Combine Academy, an industry leader in student-athlete performance and educational development, has sent over 1,000+ basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf playing student-athletes to the collegiate level of athletics since its doors opened in 2012. Co-Founded by former Clemson University Hall of Famer and 8-year NBA veteran, Trevor Booker and his college teammate and entrepreneur, Jonah Baize, Combine Academy has grown to become a household name in Sports Education. In 2017, Combine Academy relocated its headquarters to a 65-acre campus with over 200,000 square feet of academic and athletic development space in Lincolnton, NC with one mission: to expand its footprint, reach, and facilities/amenities to provide greater opportunities to aspiring collegiate student-athletes. Since relocation, Combine Academy has won 3 back-to-back-to-back State Championships, 3 Big Shots National Championships, and has resided in the top 25 National Rankings for 5 consecutive years.

A statement from Combine Academy President, Jonah Baize, is as follows: “Ben Betts is a seasoned and proven coach and leader of men at the highest levels of collegiate basketball. We couldn’t be more excited and honored to have Coach Betts at the helm of Combine Academy’s National Basketball Team. Coach Betts leadership at Combine will allow for our athletes to expand and develop at the highest rate possible both on and off the court.”

A statement from Ben Betts, is as follows: “I’m extremely excited to be the Head Coach of the National Team at Combine Academy. I would like to thank management for giving me this opportunity. As a unique destination for high-level student-athletes, Combine Academy has had a tremendous amount of success, both nationally and abroad, for a number of years and I am eager to build on that. We have some very exciting developments and announcements coming. Go GOATS!”

With the hiring of proven college coaching veteran, Ben Betts, Combine Academy positions itself at the top among the industries leaders in sports education, development, cultivation, national competition, and college/pro placement of aspiring student-athletes.

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