On Friday the College of Charleston announced that head coach Doug Wojcik had completed his coaching staff, hiring former Kent State assistant Jordan Mincy.
Mincy, who spent the last two seasons at his alma mater working for Rob Senderoff, joins Amir Abdur-Rahim and Ryan Freeberg on staff.
“Jordan came highly-recommended and is a young superstar in the coaching profession,” Wojcik said in a statement released by the school. “He is a high-energy and positive young coach who has a lot of experience being as young as he is.
“Jordan was a successful player at the Division I level and comes from a great basketball family from Memphis, Tennessee. His positive outlook, approach and philosophy in life will really lend well to what we are trying to achieve here at the College of Charleston.”
While Mincy’s recruiting capabilities are mentioned in the release it’s important to also take note of what he was able to do in working with the Kent State guards.
On that 2010-11 team three guards earned postseason recognition from the Mid-American Conference.
Michael Porrini was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year, Carlton Guyton won MAC Sixth Man of the Year and Rodriquez Sherman was a second team All-MAC selection.
That could bode well for returnees Andrew Lawrence and Anthony Stitt, who were two of Charleston’s top four scorers last season.
With Antwaine Wiggins graduating the Cougars will need more production from their guards (as well as forward Adjehi Baru), and while young it looks as if Mincy has the resume of a coach able to push them to new heights.
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