KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGuinness basketball coach Brian Robinson will return to the bench this summer with USA basketball.
Robinson, who has made the Lady Villains an annual contender for the 1A state title, helped coach the USA under-16 girls basketball team last year. The USA team won gold in the 2013 FIBA America’s Tournament in Cancun, Mexico.
This time, he will be working with the under-17 team at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.
Sue Phillips will lead the team with Robinson and Mary Coyle Klinger as assistants
“Having the opportunity to again work with Sue and Mary is a wonderful feeling,” Robinson said. “Mary and I understand how Sue wants certain things done and the pace at which she wants those things to be taught, which should allow us to be more efficient with our time in practices.
“Knowing that we have that familiarity and chemistry from a coaching standpoint going into this year’s trials, and eventually the team setting, will serve us well as we work towards winning gold at the world championship.”
Tryouts for the 12-person roster will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado from May 22-26. The tournament will take place from June 28 through July 6th. The U.S. will be looking to capture its third consecutive gold medal in this event.