Pratt Men’s Basketball Staff Update

The Pratt Institute’s Men’s Basketball Program and Head Coach Chris Thompson has announced the hiring of Hunter Remley and David Danzig as its assistant coaches for the 2021-22 season.

Remley comes to Brooklyn from Utica College where he earned his bachelors degree in sports management in 2020 and his MBA in 2021. While at Utica, Remley was a four year member of the basketball team, a member of SAAC, and a Dean’s List recipient for every semester.

While at Utica, Remley was a four year contributor for the Pioneers. He scored a career high 27 points in his freshman year while averaging 9 ppg and hot 71.9% from the free throw line. Over his career, Remley started in 68 of 82 games played in and averaged 8.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

Thompson is excited to add Remley to his staff. “I couldn’t be more excited to have Hunter join our staff.  From competing against him in the Empire 8, I know that he brings a competitive spirit that I admire and will be an excellent addition to the staff.  He has also worked with some of the people I respect the most in basketball, and they always reiterate how good of a person Hunter is. He is a fantastic relationship builder, which was evident throughout the interview process.  That will help us in working with our current group, as well as allowing him to excel as a recruiter!”

Remley interned with NJIT in 2018 in the athletic department and assisted with sports management related activities including NCAA team contracts, field preparation, press releases, and statistics. Additionally, Remley has served as a coach and camp counselor at Mendham Basketball Camp and Bengals Basketball Camp.

Rounding out the staff, Danzig brings a wealthy of experience to the Cannoneers and Coach Thompson can’t wait for him to make an impact on the program.  “Adding David to the staff was a no brainer.  David has been a part of many successful basketball programs at all levels of basketball.  David is as well-rounded of a coach that you will find as an assistant, and his cerebral approach to the game will be influential to our players, as well as myself.  He has hit the ground running through the summer, and his enthusiasm for the game is unparalleled.  I look forward to David making us better daily.”  

He was most recently an assistant coach at Division I Saint Peters University during the 2016-17 season.  While at Saint Peters, Danzig assisted with scouting, recruiting, and player development. Danzig also played a key role in helping Saint Peters earn the CIT Postseason Tournament Championship in 2017.

Prior to Saint Peters, Danzig spent a season as an assistant at powerhouse Saint Anthony’s High School.  Working alongside Hall of Fame Head Coach Bob Hurley Sr., Danzig helped lead Saint Anthony’s to a perfect 32-0 record, NJ State Championship, and the #3 national ranking in the USA Today Poll.

Danzig spent three years as an assistant coach with professional basketball team MHP Riesen of the BBL/First League in Ludwigsburg, Germany.  He led the scouting efforts, film sessions with players and coaches, designed and led practices in conjunction with the head coach, and evaluated strengths and weakness of players.

Danzig has also spent time coaching at Mission High School in San Francisco, California, S. Oliver Baskets in Wurzburg, Germany, and Burke High School in Washington, DC.

Thompson is thrilled for the additions to the program.  “My goal in compiling our staff was to find enthusiastic leaders that will challenge our players and myself with the common goal of making our program better daily. I feel confident that the two individuals joining our program will not only meet that expectation, but will become beloved members of the Pratt Athletics, and Pratt Institute community instantly.”

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