Following up on something that HoopDirt.com mentioned in our Small College Staff Update back on 11/6…
Harrison Singer has been named as the Associate Head Basketball Coach at St. Thomas University (FL). Singer spent the last two seasons as the associate head coach at Gwynedd Mercy University. As defending champions in the Colonial States Athletic Conference, Coach Singer helped guide the team to a return appearance in the title game in 2016-17, finishing with a record of 21-7. Throughout the season, he had the opportunity to work with CSAC First Team selection Cedric Elleby, and all-league players Arron Goodman and Rip Engel. In addition, Coach Singer was an integral part of the skill development and mentorship of the CSAC Rookie Of The Year, Rich Dunham.
Prior to his time at Gwynedd Mercy University, Singer completed two season as the head assistant coach with the Haverford College men’s basketball team. In his time there, he recruited the first Centennial Conference Rookie Of The Year in Haverford College school history, and the strongest and largest recruiting class in 22 years with seven freshman, four of whom started most games during the 2015-2016 season.
Singer worked at Division II Wilmington University for two years prior to going to Haverford, as the associate head coach & recruiting coordinator for the men’s basketball program. During his time at Wilmington, Singer helped recruit one of the biggest incoming classes in school history and a group that brought the Wildcats to a 2015 CACC Championship game. He was a lead recruiter for the program and also oversaw the academic monitoring program for the men’s basketball team.
Before going to Wilmington, Singer was the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at
Immaculata University beginning in 2008. Immaculata had continuous success in the postseason during his tenure. In 2008, Immaculata won the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Tournament.
Singer also helped guide the team to the 2012 Colonial States Athletic Conference semifinals. He headed the recruiting department and organized key fundraising efforts for the program.
Prior to coaching at Immaculata, Singer picked up his first college coaching experience at NCAA Division I Temple University through an internship for the 2006-07 season. The following season, Singer moved on to become the head assistant coach at Harriton High School of Lower Merion in Rosemont, Pa., where he aided in preparation of practice and game plans as well as headed the scouting efforts and player development.
In recent summers, Singer has been involved with the USA Maccabi Junior Basketball Team, which won a Gold Medal in the 2009 Games in Israel. He is also currently the Head Coach for the
Philadelphia Maccabi 16U Men’s Basketball Team that won medals in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and a Gold Medal in the 2015 Games in Ft. Lauderdale, 2016 in St. Louis and the 2017 Games in Miami in front of a packet-house home crowd at Florida International University. Singer also participated as a player overseas in the European Games, winning a Gold Medal in England and Scotland, as well as winning medals in the games in Detroit (Gold Medal) and the games in Boca Raton (Silver).
Outside of coaching, Singer is the Chairman and Founder of the Annual Get Gutsy 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser Tournament, which benefits the GI Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Singer is also passionate about his volunteer work as the Co-Founder and Camp Director for the Philadelphia Men’s Basketball League (PMBL) Youth Basketball Camp. The camp caters to underserved youth in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, where he runs a Team Camp and Basketball League for close to 600 local St. Elizabeth Parish grade school kids. In addition, Singer has experience working as an instructor and assistant coach at the Philadelphia 76ers Camp, the University of Pennsylvania summer camps, as well as Hoop Group Elite as an assistant coach and instructor, and coaching in the Sonny Hill College League.
Singer is very familiar with the tri-state area, as well as New York and Florida. He has earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in 2006, where he played basketball. Singer graduated from Harriton High School of Lower Merion in the class of 2002, where he was a four-year varsity player and two-year captain.