Thomas University Athletic Director Mike Lee and head men’s basketball coach Brent Crews announced the appointment of Justin Mann as the Athletic Assistant Coach for the men’s basketball team.
“Our program is growing daily,” stated Crews. “I am glad to have Justin on board and look forward to hitting the ground running.”
Prior to his time at Thomas, Mann spent the last two seasons with the Eastern Nazarene College men’s basketball program. In two seasons, the Lions posted a 41-11 overall record and went 27-9 in Commonwealth Coast Conference play. In the 2013-14 season, ENC finished second in the CCC regular season standings with a 13-5 league mark.
Mann served as an assistant coach at Urbana University during the 2011-2012 season. Prior to his time with the Blue Knights, Mann also worked at Meridian Community College (2010-2011) as an assistant coach and at Metamora High School (2009) as the boys’ junior varsity head coach.
During his collegiate playing career, Mann was a member of the Lander University men’s basketball program for two seasons. Mann spent one season at Kishwaukee College (Ill.) where he averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks. He began his collegiate career at Northland Community and Technical College, averaging 10 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in one season with the Pioneers.
The Peoria, Ill., native earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., (2009) and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Thomas.
“I’m very excited to be here at Thomas,” commented Mann. “The Night Hawks have shown great growth, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this program. I look forward to having Coach Crews as a mentor and helping to continue to build this program and its winning tradition.”
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