"BASKETBALL AFFORDS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT LIVES!"- COACH SUTTON
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George Mason University, Head Coach
Austin Peay University, Head Coach
Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League
MORE LIVING TROPHIES FROM COACH SUTTON
LIVING TROPHIES IN THE COACHING PROFESSION:
Vytataus Valiulis – Zenit – St. Petersburg Russia – Skill Development Coach
Kimmie English - GMU - Head Coach
Antwon Jackson - East Carolina University - Assistant Coach
Nate James - Austin Peay - Head Coach
Joshua Merkel Randolph-Macon College - Head Coach
Curtis Staples - Lakeway Christian Academy – Head Coach
Jason Harris- Austin Peay- Assistant Coach
Marty Keithline - Bishop McNamara High School – Head Coach
G.J. Kissal – Good Counsel High School – Head Coach
Joe McDonald – Gil St. Bernard School- Assistant Coach
Reggie Cameron – St. Joseph – Assistant Coach
Chris Jones – Video Coordinator – Utah Jazz
Pierre Bakinde – General Manager at Sports For Life Shanghei
Joseph Katuka – Montverde Academy – Assistant Coach
Nick Diatta – Montverde Academy – Middle School Head Coach
Dmitry Zimin – Russian National 3x3 Basketball Head Coach
LD Willians - Video Coordinator, Brooklyn Nets
Steve Tshengang- Video Coordinator, Boston Celtics
LIVING TROPHIES IN THE MEDIA:
Cory Alexander - ESPN announcer
Ron Thompson - Comcast announcer
Tarik Turner - Fox Sports 1/Big East
Randolph Childress- ACC Network
Gabby Belardo - Brijos de Guayama, Puerto Rico
James Bell – Brindisi BC, Italy
Justin Jackson - Atomeromu SE, Hungary
Landry Nnoko - Alba Berlin, Germany
Roger Moute - G League, Rio Grande Vipers
Luc Mbah A Moute - NBA Houston Rockets
Ruslan Pateev - MBA Moscow, Russia
Marcus Capers - London Lightning, Canada
Kasey Hill - Wilki Morskie Szczecin, Poland
Haukur Palsson - Andorra, Spanish
Isaiah Armwood - G League – Lakeland Magic
Lasan Kroman - Cholet Basketball, France
Kethan Savage - G League, OKC Blue
Paris Maragkos - Larisa Basketball, Greece
Patricio Garino - Zalgriris, Kaunas, Lithuania
Kevin Larsen - Breogan Club Baloncesto, Spain
Markel Starks - Selmart Zielona Góra, Poland
Makhel Hopkins - Cedevite Olimpija BC, Solvenia
Marcus Derrickson - Busan KT Sonicboom, Korea
LJ Peak - Utsunomiya Brex, Japan
Paul White - G League, Salt Lake City Stars
Tre Campbell – KK Bogosca, Bosnia
Isaac Copeland - G.S. Lavrio BC, Greece
Trey Morning - G League, Sioux Falls Sky Hawks
Jesse Govan - Samsung Thunder, Korea
Sheldon Jeter - G League, Maine Red Claws
Jamil Artis - BC Juventus, Lithuania
Mike Young - Al Nasr, Dubai
Cameron Johnson - NBA - Phoenix Suns
Jared Wilson-Frame - G League – 905, Canada
Rozelle Nix - Illiabum Clube, Portugal
Ryan Luther - Darussafaka Tekfen, Turkey
Cyril Langevine – KFUM Jamtland Basket, Sweden
Jeff Dowtin - Orlando Magic
Malik Ellis- Atlanta Hawks G-League
Kevin Sutton, a 36-year coaching veteran, joined the FGCU men's basketball program as an assistant coach in June 2021 after a three-year stint at Rhode Island. Overall, he has worked at programs in the ACC, the A-10, the Big East and the CAA throughout his career.
"I am extremely excited to bring someone with Coach Sutton's character, integrity and coaching experience to FGCU," said head coach Micheal Fly. "We have been friends for a long time and he is someone I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for as I have followed his career."
Sutton helped the Rams to 49 wins over the past three seasons highlighted by a 21-9 mark in 2019-20.
Prior to Rhode Island, he spent two seasons at Pitt as a member of Kevin Stallings' staff.
He has 13 seasons of coaching at the collegiate level including stops at Georgetown (2013-16), George Washington (2011-13), Old Dominion (1999-01), and James Madison (1986-88).
In his 36 years of coaching, Sutton has had three different stints coaching for USA Basketball. He was an assistant coach for two years at the Hoop Festival for the East, helping the Junior Developmental Team (U16) win gold at the FIBA Americas Tournament in Argentina. Sutton also was the head coach for the Nike/USA Basketball Hoop Summit, which showcased the top 10 international players against the top 10 U.S. players.
During his time with Georgetown, Sutton helped the team to a 55-44 record with a pair of postseason appearances. In his second year with the program, Georgetown went 22-11 overall and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Sutton arrived at Georgetown following two seasons as an assistant coach at George Washington. He also had a pair of two-year stints as an assistant coach at both James Madison and Old Dominion.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Sutton coached at five nationally-ranked high school programs – Flint Hill Prep (1988-90), Harker Prep (1990-92), St. John's Prospect Hall (1992-98), Montrose Christian, and Montverde Academy (2004-11) – amassing a 489-102 record and winning two national championships. In 1998, he was the associate head coach on the USA Today Super 25 National Championship team and in 2007, he was the head coach of the Montverde Academy Hoops.Com National Championship team.
At Montverde Academy, Sutton coached seven nationally ranked teams and compiled a 186-33 record, while turning out 55 Division I scholarship athletes and three All-America selections.
Sutton, 56, has built a reputation of being an outstanding teacher of the game of basketball, helping more than 130 student-athletes earn college scholarships at all levels. Some of the notable players that Sutton has helped develop include: Cory Alexander (Virginia), Soloman Alibi (Florida State), Arron Bain (Villanova), Jason Capel (North Carolina), Randolph Childress (Wake Forest), Cameron Dollar (UCLA), Kim English (Missouri), Dash Harris (Texas A&M), Patricio Garino (George Washington), Exree Hipp (Maryland), Nate James (Duke), Joseph Katuka (George Washington), George Lynch (North Carolina), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA), Steve Moundou-Missi (Harvard), L.D. Williams (Wake Forest) and Serge Zwikker (North Carolina).
Sutton also has more than 20 years of coaching experience at every level of basketball camps and clinics, including the Nike Hoops Jamboree, Nike All-American Camp, Michael Jordan Flight School and the LeBron James Skills Academy, among others.
A 1988 graduate of James Madison, the native of Falls Church, Va., was a three-year letterwinner for the Dukes.
Sutton and his wife, Beth, have four children: Aaron, Kayleigh, Isaiah and Rileigh.