Skidmore College men’s basketball head coach Joe Burke has announced the hiring of Reynaldo Crossman as his assistant coach.
“We are very fortunate to have Rey join our family as an assistant coach,” Burke said. “The minute I first spoke with him I knew he was the right guy for this group. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at all levels. His local and national ties will help expand our recruiting and his experience with player development will really help our guys get better. Rey is completed committed to helping us win a national championship.”
Crossman comes to the Thoroughbreds after serving as the head coach and director of player development at Combine Preparatory Academy. At Combine, Crossman led his team to a 25-8 overall record, helping them to a third-place finish in the USBA National Tournament.
Prior to Combine, Crossman spent time working on the AAU circuit with MB1, a program developed by NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues. Crossman had stints coaching the 17U and 14U teams, which competed each year on a national level. He has worked with and developed players who have gone on to play college basketball at all levels.
Crossman served as the manager of the men’s basketball team at UNC-Charlotte from 2012 to 2014 under head coach Alan Major. During his time with the 49ers the team won the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, defeating Kansas State, Northeastern #14 and #14 Michigan, and compiled an overall record of 38-26.
In 2005 while earning an associate’s degree in business administration from SUNY Cobleskill, Crossman was a vital part of a team that finished 30-6 en route to a regional championship and #7 national ranking.
Crossman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2015.
“I am extremely excited and thankful to be apart of the what Coach Burke has built here at Skidmore College,” Crossman said. “We have a great group of guys who care about each other and are willing to sacrifice individual accolades for the sake of the team. Our goal is to win a national championship and I believe we can do it. Go Thoroughbreds!”
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