Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Inglima named interim head men's basketball coach"

"San Francisco State has promoted assistant Vince Inglima to interim men's basketball coach for the 2017-18 season, announced Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie on Friday.

"I'm glad that Vince has agreed to serve as interim head men's basketball coach for next season. He will help keep the continuity within the program as we move forward," said Guthrie. "His strong ties to the Bay area and familiarity with the CCAA as a student-athlete and assistant coach will be helpful in this transition and I'm confident he is ready for the challenge."

Inglima is already involved in all aspects of the men's basketball program including academics, recruiting, strength and conditioning, travel, and summer camps. A key component of the team's success, the Gators have gone 66-44 during Inglima's four seasons as assistant coach. He helped guide the No. 22 Gators to a 25-6 record, the best mark in the program's modern era and the most since the 1939-40 season. SF State appeared in the NABC poll in all but two weeks of the season, reaching as high as No. 13. The Gators also finished second in the CCAA and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament Championship for the first time since 1993-94.

"I look forward to leading a great program in a highly competitive conference and continuing the momentum that we've built these last several years," said Inglima. "I'm grateful for the support of my family, along with all of those who have helped me along the way, including Coach Paul Trevor and everyone at SF State."

Inglima played two seasons at Sonoma State and graduated magna cum laude. As a senior, he was an Academic All-American and was awarded Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine. He was inducted into the Sonoma State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

After college, Inglima went on to play professionally in Australia, where he led the Dandenong Rangers to the grand final in his first of four seasons in Australia's second division. In 2010, Inglima coached the Rangers U-18 team to the title in the National Junior Club Championships. He returned stateside and coached at conference opponent Cal State Monterey Bay for three seasons.

In 2017-18, the Gators are set to return several key players, most notably D2 Bulletin All-American Warren Jackson. The junior guard was also named to 2017 NABC Coaches' Division II All-District West Region First Team, the CCA Men's Basketball All-West Region Second Team, and All-CCAA First Team. The Gators' leading scorer averaged 17.2 points – second-highest in the CCAA – in all 28 games for the Gators."

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