Flagler College men’s basketball coach Chad Warner announced that Spencer Palmer has joined the basketball staff as an assistant coach. Palmer comes from a highly successful program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
“We are so excited to add Spencer to our staff,” said Warner. “His knowledge of the game and enthusiasm for learning is one of many things that excite me about him.”
Palmer comes to the Ancient City from his alma mater, UAH, where he served as a graduate assistant last year before taking a position as a benefits consultant at Liberty National Life in December. In his stint with the Chargers, he assisted with the recruitment and development of the student-athletes as well as teaching and promoting the values of the program. UAH posted a 26-8 record and went on to win the Gulf South Conference Tournament championship and went on to play in the NCAA Division II South Region final.
As a player, Palmer was a four-year letter winner for the Chargers under head coach Lennie Acuff. UAH posted an impressive 88-36 overall record in that span, which included a 59-23 record in the Gulf South. Palmer was a reserve guard and served as the team captain as a senior. He played in 106 games for the Chargers. He helped UAH win a GSC Tournament crown in 2015 and three NCAA South Region appearances, including two finals (2013 and 2016). As a freshman, the Chargers finished the season ranked No. 9 in the country. Palmer was a three-time GSC Student-Athlete Academic Award recipient.
“I am also extremely happy and proud to have someone from Lennie Acuff’s program on our staff,” added Warner. “Spencer is a great addition for Flagler basketball.”
The Madison, Alabama native earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UAH in 2015 and is working on his master’s at UAH.
Palmer joins Blake Selland and returning assistant coach Keith Matthews on Warner’s first staff at Flagler.