Bill Courtney Named Assistant Basketball Coach at DePaul

Bill Courtney’s name came up in conversation today, and I guess I missed this one from last month. Here’s the official press release on DePaul’s hiring of the former head coach at Cornell:


DePaul head coach Dave Leitao announced today that Bill Courtney has joined the staff as an assistant coach.

“Bill Courtney’s experience throughout college basketball will help us immediately,” said Leitao. “He’s been an integral part of many successful programs as an assistant coach and his experience leading a program as a head coach brings an added dimension to our DePaul staff.”

Most recently, Courtney was head coach at Cornell from 2010-16 after working as an assistant coach from 1995-2010. He was a member of Leitao’s staff at Virginia from 2006-09 that saw the Cavaliers win the 2007 ACC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

In addition to the NCAA appearance with Leitao at Virginia, Courtney compiled eight postseason appearances including two other NCAA Tournaments along with four NIT’s and one CBI appearance with stops as an assistant at American (1995-96), Bowling Green (1996-97), George Mason (1997-2005), Providence (2005-06), Virginia (2006-09) and Virginia Tech (2009-10).

At Cornell, he tutored seven All-Ivy League selections, two Ivy Rookies of the Year, a Capital One Academic All-American and the program’s all-time assist leader and led the Big Red to one of the nation’s biggest turnarounds in his fifth season in 2014-15.

Courtney replaces former associate head coach Rick Carter who left the program to pursue other opportunities.

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