Guest: Don Showalter, USA Basketball National Director for Coach Development and 10x Gold Medalist
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, USA Basketball National Director for Coach Development and 10x Gold Medalist Don Showalter joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss teaching skills.
Don Showalter is a 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach while serving as head coach of USA men’s U16 and U17 national teams from 2009-2018. In May 2016, he was hired as a coach director, USA Basketball youth and sport development division.
A high school coach for 42 years, Showalter’s 2018 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year recognition was his 10th-straight such honor. He owns a perfect 62-0 record at the helm of USA Basketball U16 and U17 teams since the inaugural U16 competition in 2009.
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.
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 (1981, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2016).