5/6/2015 1:33:00 PM
ROCK HILL, SC—Winthrop women’s basketball coach Kevin Cook has announced the hiring of Marvin Harvey, a world renowned shooting instructor, to his coaching staff.
Harvey, who is known as the “Teacher”, has been a shooting instructor and coach since 1982, and has been educating shooters around the globe for the past 20 years. Harvey’s international teachings started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1995 and have expanded to include other South American countries as well as Cuba, Mexico, South Korea, Australia, Russia and many parts of Europe and South Africa. In 2009, he was hired as the Shooting Coach for the WNBA Eastern Conference Champion Indiana Fever.
“We are extremely excited about this hire and what Marvin Harvey brings to the table,” said Cook, who has guided Winthrop to an NIT appearance and first round win in 2013 and a Big South championship and NCAA berth in 2014. “He is a dynamic teacher and arguably one of the top player development coaches in America. I want what is best for our players and Marvin brings a wealth of expertise and innovative ideas to the Winthrop program.”
Harvey, designed and developed his signature basketball training program “the new fundamentals” and a state-of-the-art basketball training facility called the Shot LAB™ with headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and other locations throughout the world.
“I am honored and grateful to join the Winthrop women’s basketball program. I want to help the Eagles sustain and build on all aspects of the game,” says Harvey, who began his new duties at Winthrop on May 1.
As a basketball coach he has won over 400 games at the high school and college level. He began his playing career at Penn Valley Community College and played his final two years at Ottawa University from which he graduated in 1980. Following his collegiate career, he attended three NBA training camps before deciding to begin his coaching career.
Harvey has also served as shooting coach for the WNBA’s Houston Comets. His work on the collegiate level has included stints with the Kansas women’s program under Coach Marian Washington and men’s team coached by Larry Brown. In 1999, he served as the assistant women’s coach at South Alabama.