Don Showalter is a 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist while serving as head coach of the USA men’s U16 and U17 national teams from 2009-2018. In May 2016, he was hired as a coach director, USA Basketball youth division.
A high school coach for 42 years and a nine-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award winner, Coach Showalter owns a perfect 62-0 record at the helm of USA Basketball U16 and U17 teams since the inaugural U16 competition in 2009.
He was the U.S. Olympic Committee 2012 Volunteer Coach of the Year.
In addition to winning gold medals for the USA, Showalter has led nine previous fall USA Junior National Team minicamps each October at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which help prepare the USA men for future competitions.
Coach Showalter compiled a 601-346 overall record (.635 winning percentage) during his 42 seasons as a high school head coach, including 16 district titles and six state tournament appearances.
Don Showalter earned the 2004 National Association of Basketball Coaches Advocacy Award. In 2009, he was honored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as the National Coach of the Year, and he was an Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year 10 times
In addition to his high school coaching duties, Coach Showalter was selected to coach in the 1999 McDonald’s High School All-America Game and the 2005 and 2012 Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Games. He has been a coach at the Nike Skills Academy and LeBron Academy and has also spoken at basketball clinics around the world, including in Australia, Belgium, Dubai, Egypt, England, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Spain (Canary Islands) and Switzerland.
Don is also the Director of the Snow Valley Basketball School one of the premier camps for individual player skill enhancement.
You will not find a coach with a wider range of basketball experiences than Coach Showalter. He is a true servant leader who cares about the players he coaches both on and off the court. Coach Showalter shares a few pages of his famous mind candy that you’ll want to jot down as you listen to this episode. Please enjoy our conversation with USA Basketball’s Coach Don Showalter.
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