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ESPN analyst and ACC Coach of the Year Seth Greenberg to head up Canton basketball academy


CANTON – ESPN analyst and two-time ACC Coach of the Year Seth Greenberg, will lead a summer basketball academy at the Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center, it was announced recently by the center’s director, Elana McGilpin. The basketball academy is geared for children in grades 3-9 and will be held August 7-11 at the Canton facility.

Greenberg joined ESPN in 2012 as a college basketball analyst, bringing 35 years of coaching experience to the job. He appears on various platforms, most often as a game or studio analyst, and is a regular on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and ESPNU.

Seth Greenberg posted a record of 383-293 in his 22 years as a head coach (Long Beach State, South Florida, Virginia Tech) and secured 11 postseason appearances. He led the Virginia Tech Hokies for nine seasons (2003-12), where he was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year and reached the post-season six times. He is second on the school’s all-time wins list with a 170-123 record, and his Hokies were 3-3 against No. 1 ranked teams with all three losses coming on the final possession of the game.

In 2013, Greenberg was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012, and was presented with the inaugural Al LoBalbo Award by his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson, in 2009.  Greenberg also received from FDU The Pinnacle in 2011, the most prestigious honor the university presents to alumni. He was inducted into the Five Star Basketball Camp’s Hall of Fame in 2004.

As head of the center’s basketball academy, Greenberg will put into play techniques he used to develop top competitive college teams and hone seven NBA players. He will be assisted by coaches from Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford, JCC Sports Director Taylor Losey, as well as Division I players.

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