Long-time College Assistant Glynn Cyprien Named Interim Head Coach of NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy

The Energy have announced that Head Coach Matt Woodley has been relieved of his head coaching duties, effective immediately.

Glynn Cyprien has been named Interim Head Coach of the Energy.

Cyprien joined the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2014-15 season as basketball operations assistant/scout, returning to the city where he helped guide the University of Memphis to 49 victories and consecutive postseason tournament appearances in two seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach under Josh Pastner. The Tigers went 25-10 during the 2010-11 season, winning the Conference USA Tournament Championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Widely considered one of the top assistants and recruiters in the country during his years on the collegiate scene, Cyprien coached or recruited current and former NBA players such as Tony Allen, Khris Middleton, Patrick Patterson, Patrick Beverley, Jodie Meeks, Will Barton, Sonny Weems, Josh Harrellson, John Lucas III and Shawn Marion.

Before returning to Memphis, Cyprien served three seasons (2011-14) as associate head coach at Texas A&M University. His resume also includes assistant coaching stints with the University of Kentucky (2007-09), the University of Arkansas (2006-07), New Mexico State University (2005-06), Oklahoma State University (2000-04), the University of Nevada Las Vegas (1995-2000), Western Kentucky University (1994-95), Jacksonville University (1991-94), Lamar University (1990-91) and the University of Texas-San Antonio (1987-90).

The New Orleans native lettered two seasons as a player at Southern University-New Orleans and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from UTSA in 2004.


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