Summer shake-up: Coaching changes at Long Beach State

The summer has been a busy time for the Long Beach State athletic department. With four notable coaching hires over the last four months.

The first of the four hires started with Andy Fee coming in as the Athletic Director after he was officially announced to the position on April 20.

Fee spend the last seven years working for the UC Santa Barbara athletic department serving under titles such as the Deputy Athletics Director. He also worked at the University of San Diego.

The first coaching hire under Fee’s tenure was announced on May 10 when Jeff Cammon was tabbed as the women’s basketball coach.

He was brought in to replace Jody Wynn, who took the head coaching job at the University of Washington after eight seasons in Long Beach. Cammon is a familiar face to the women’s basketball program having served on Wynn’s coaching staff prior to taking on assistant coach jobs with Cal Berkley and Colorado.

The trend of familiar faces being brought back into the Beach family continued with the hiring of LBSU alumna Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer as the new women’s volleyball coach.

McKienzie-Fuerbringer has over 20 years of coaching experience and played a role during the 1993 season that brought a second national championship to the volleyball program.

She fills the coaching role that became open following the retirement of Brian Gimmillaro, who served as head coach of the program for 32 years.

Her husband Matt will join her staff as an associate head coach, according to a press release posted on the athletic department’s website when Joy’s hiring was announced.

The volleyball team will open the season at home in the Walter Pyramid against defending national champion Stanford on August 25.

The men’s golf team will have a new head coach in Michael Wilson, who comes to Long Beach State after three seasons as an assistant coach for the Washington Huskies.

Wilson was the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year and was a memeber of the 2004 team that won the NCAA national championship. Prior to coaching, he played three seasons on the professional golf tour in Canada.

NBA 2K: Sign-ups for weekend tournament

Want to compete in the NBA 2k eLeague in the future?

Scouts for the NBA eSports teams are expected to have their eyes set on the ProAM  Tournament hosted by 2K Tournaments this weekend, June 9-11.

A tournament will be held for both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

There is a $65 tournament entry fee but the prize pool is listed to be as much as $1,400 if the bracket features 32 teams for a console.

All games played on the final two days of the event will be streamed on the official 2K Tournament channel. Sign up here to enter.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Friday:
2 Games Between 6pm-1am est. Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff
Saturday:
2 Games Between 6pm-1am est. Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff
Sunday:
Championship Match Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff

(All events scheduled by Famous Enough and the 2KT Staff)

 

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