Men’s Basketball Rounds out Coaching Staff
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s men’s basketball head coach Scott McMillin announced the addition of Justin Furr as assistant coach and Martin McCann as the graduate assistant coach on Tuesday.
Furr and McCann join a program that finished eighth in the Sunshine State Conference with a 13-16 overall record and a 6-10 mark in SSC play. Furr’s responsibilities will include recruiting coordinator as well as be involved with on-floor coaching of guards, opponent scouting, fundraising, academic mentoring and all other facets of the program.
“We are extremely excited to bring Justin on board as he has a great deal of experience at both the Division I and II levels,” McMillin said. “Justin is a tenacious recruiter and a very good basketball coach, and I am confident he will significantly impact our program in many ways. I am looking forward to working with him and welcoming him and his wife Jennifer into the Lynn basketball family.”
For the past two years, Furr served as assistant men’s basketball coach at NCAA DII Newberry College. The Wolves of Newberry went a combined 29-26 during Furr’s tenure and finished fourth in the South Atlantic Conference standings last season.
Some of Furr’s recruited talent at Newberry includes Donray Walker, the SAC Freshman of the Year and Tony Davis, a 2011 all-conference second teamer.
Prior to Newberry, Furr served as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington for four seasons and coached two seasons at High Point University before Wilmington. He also spent time at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Wingate University and Pfeiffer University.
Furr received his Bachelors of Science in Sports Management from Wingate University in 1999.
McCann joins McMillin’s crew after a year of volunteering for the Lynn men’s basketball staff. He was a four-year letter winner at Division III Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration in 2011. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, McCann will be pursuing his MBA from Lynn.
"We are very fortunate to have Martin [McCann] continue with us as a graduate assistant and assist our program in a larger capacity this upcoming year,” McMillin said. “He has proven himself this past year as a very talented young coach who is hard working and intelligent. He believes in the core values that our program stands for and I am excited to have him. Both he and Justin [Furr] will be key components of our team's success this season."