New Bowling Green State University men’s basketball coach Michael Huger has announced his coaching staff, with the additions of Anthony Stacey, Louis Rowe and Mike Summey who have combined for 20 years of playing experience at the professional level and over 15 years of coaching experience.
BGSU men’s basketball all-time career scoring leader Anthony Stacey returns to Bowling Green to join the men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach where he will work extensively with the post players.
A 2011 BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and an All-Anderson Team selection, Stacey returns to BGSU following three successful years as a head coach on the prep level in Ohio. Stacey is also one of only six men’s basketball Cast of Honor selections, the most prestigious award that can be presented to a former BGSU student-athlete by the BGSU Athletics Department. The other men’s basketball inductees include BGSU greats Antonio Daniels (#33), Howard Komives (#30), James Darrow (#55), Wyndol Gray (#7) and Nate Thurmond (#42).
A native of Elyria, Ohio, Stacey scored 1,938 career points for the Falcons and also set the school record for career steals with 226. In addition to his point and steal totals, Stacey ended his career with a total of 760 rebounds, ranking seventh on the BGSU list at the time. Stacey scored in double digits in 105 of his 120 career games, with 16 double-doubles, and led the Falcons in scoring in 1999-2000, 1998-99 and in 1995-96. He also led the team in steals in both 1999-2000 and in 1998-99, while earning First-Team All-MAC honors in both of those seasons.
As a senior in 1999-2000, Stacey earned MAC Player of the Year honors by averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. He became the BGSU career scoring leader with a field goal early in the second half of a win over Kent State on Feb. 16, 2000. Stacey went on to be a repeat selection to the NABC Second Team that year.
As a player at Midview High School in Grafton, OH, Stacey scored 1,720 career points and pulled down 704 rebounds before graduating in 1995. He was a first-team Division I All-Ohio selection as a senior, when he averaged 30.1 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
Stacey received his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications from Bowling Green in 1999.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Stacey played professionally in Spain for over nine seasons (2001-10).
“Anthony is one of the most popular Falcons of all time. He is well known in the state of Ohio and is a very good recruiter. Anthony is a proven winner and understands what it means to be a Falcon,” Huger stated. “Anthony will take charge of developing our big guys. He is a good one to learn from as he is our all-time leading scorer.”
Louis Rowe joins BGSU and Coach Huger’s coaching staff as an assistant coach after two seasons on the men’s basketball staff at Florida International University.
At BGSU, Coach Rowe will be in charge of developing and working with the perimeter players. He will also serve as the academics liaison for the student-athletes and Academic Services.
On the sidelines at FIU, Rowe helped guide the Panthers to a total of 31 wins over a two year span from 2013-15, which included a big 72-61 victory over cross-state rival and 2012 Sweet Sixteen squad Florida Gulf Coast in 2013-14.
With the Panthers, Rowe coached Adrian Diaz who in 2014-15 was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team with a school record 99 blocks on the season. Diaz ranked sixth nationally on the year with 99 blocks and was seventh nationally in blocks per game with an average of 3.0 overall. In addition, both Tymell Murphy (2013-14) and Dennis Mavin (2014-15) both earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors.
Rowe ventured to FIU after spending one season at Rider University. At Rider his duties included off-campus recruiting, post player development and game scouting. During the 2012-13 season, he helped guide the Broncos to a 19-15 record and a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).
Prior to his arrival at Rider, Rowe served his second of two stints as an assistant coach at James Madison University (2010-12). In those two years, Rowe helped the Dukes to 33 wins and worked closely with JMU forward Denzel Bowles who set a single-season record with 290 rebounds for the Dukes and became the program’s first Mid-Major All-American before beginning a professional career in Lithuania in late summer, 2011.
A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Rowe played for two seasons at the University of Florida before transferring to JMU and sitting out the 1992-93 season under NCAA transfer rules. Under then JMU coach “Lefty” Driesell, he started each of the Dukes’ games during their 20-10 season in 1993-94 and their 16-13 campaign in 1994-95. He was a Second Team All-CAA selection in 1993-94 when he averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and a First Team All-CAA choice in 1994-95 when he averaged 21.7 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Following his two seasons at JMU, Rowe played abroad from 1995-2004 and his professional career included time in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Israel and Greece. He was a member of championship teams in Sweden (1995-96) and Belgium (1999-2000).
“Louis is a tremendous recruiter throughout the United States and Europe. He is a tireless worker that is always in the office or in the gym,” added Huger.
Mike Summey comes to Bowling Green as an assistant coach, after serving as the Associate Head Coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) for two seasons.
At BGSU, Coach Summey will work day-to-day in the development of the players and will be in charge of scheduling for the Falcons.
Summey began his second stint on Saint Francis University (Pa.) men’s basketball coaching staff in May of 2013, having served four seasons as an assistant coach for the Red Flash from 1999-2003.
In his second stint at SFU, Summey helped guide the Red Flash to 26 wins over his two seasons back on the sidelines from 2013-15 and earn a 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) bid in which the Flash fell at home to Bowling Green 67-64 in the first round.
Before returning to Saint Francis (Pa.), Summey served as the Director of Basketball Operations with the Hurricanes for four years from 2009-13, where he oversaw the day-to-day administrative operations of the program. There he worked under head coach Jim Larranaga and with Coach Huger from 2011-13.
Summey has an extensive coaching background, including serving as the head coach at Bethany College (W. Va.) during the 2008-09 season and two years as the assistant head coach at North Florida from 2006-08, aiding in the Ospreys’ transition to NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference.
As the head coach for Division III Bethany in 2008-09, the Bison went 17-12 and finished second in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 9-3 mark en route to a PAC championship game berth and an ECAC South Region Tournament invitation. Despite losing four starters, Summey posted the best record in Bethany history for a first-year head coach.
At UNF from 2006-08, he coordinated the recruiting efforts, compiled scouting reports on the opponents and served as the camp director for the UNF team and individual camps.
Prior to joining the UNF staff, Summey served for two years as an assistant coach at The Citadel from 2004-06. In his first season, he worked with perimeter players and helped Matt Davis lead the Southern Conference in three-point percentage (.471), while his work with the post players the next season was pivotal in J’mel Everhart becoming just the second Bulldog to earn Southern Conference All-Tournament Team honors.
Summey’s career has also included a stop at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. as the top assistant in 2003-04 in which the Royals went 21-8 overall and 14-4 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC). There Summey coached Spencer Ross who was tabbed the Sporting News Division II National Player of the Year, a First-Team All-American selection, a Daktronics All-Region Second-Team member, a NABC DII East All-District honoree, the CVAC Conference Player of the Year and a CVAC First-Team All-Conference member. That season, Summey also coached Moustapha Diouf who was named to the CVAC All-Conference Second-Team and the CVAC Conference All-Tournament Team.
A native of Hickory, N.C., Summey earned a degree in political science from NC State in 1997. As a student, he served as the head manager as a senior and then as graduate manager for two years, assisting with then-head coach Herb Sendek’s transition to the Wolfpack.
“Mike is an incredible addition to our program. He is a program changer. He brings energy and excitement with him every day,” remarked Huger.