Dave Springer Named Assistant at Penn State Mont Alto

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Penn State University Mont Alto basketball head coach Jack Schenzel added to his staff this week. Schenzel announced the hiring of long-time college coach Dave Springer as a Lion’s assistant coach on Monday.  Springer will assist Coach Schenzel in practices, scouting, and recruiting.

“Dave brings great coaching experience,” Schenzel said. “He’s been coaching for 30 years at the prep school, division III, and division II levels. He understands culture, he has a lot of basketball wisdom, and we’re excited for him to bring all of that to our program.”

Springer is familiar with Penn State University athletics after working the last two seasons with Coach Don Friday and his staff at Penn State University Harrisburg. He assisted in the program’s transition to the Capital Athletic Conference.

For the 12 years Springer served as the head coach at Shippensburg University he recruited and graduated the winningest senior class in school history and revitalized the program into a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship contender. In 2005-06, Springer produced his most successful team, as it won a Shippensburg record 24 games, captured the PSAC Western Division title with an 11-1 conference mark, and was runner-up in the PSAC Championship. Springer was named PSAC Western Division Coach of the Year for the 2006 season.

During the 1996-97 season Springer served as the interim head coach at Millersville University leading the Marauders to an 11-15 record.  On the court, Millersville was in the hunt for a PSAC playoff berth until the last week of the season, winning eight of its last 13 games.

Springer spent 12 years as an assistant in the PSAC working for veteran Shippensburg University head coach Rodger Goodling for 11 seasons. He was on the staff in 1991 when Shippensburg won the PSAC championship and he assisted in the team’s drive to the PSAC West title in 1989. In 2000-01, Springer served as an assistant coach with California University under head coach Bill Brown.

Springer began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine. He became the head coach in 1986 and served two years before moving on to Shippensburg University to pursue a master’s degree. During his three years at Bridgton Academy, his teams compiled a record of 38-30.

Springer is the director of The Hoop Team. This past summer he led a group of 10 regional college players on a nine-day basketball tour of Ottawa, Toronto, and Niagara Falls. He has taken teams to Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Trinidad-Tobago, and Canada. Springer serves on the International Basketball Coaches Committee for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).




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