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Currier Adds Three Assistants for 2011-2012 Campaign

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University men’s basketball head coach Jeremy Currier has announced that Donald Thomas, Dustin Alpert and Jason Moxley will all join the Falcon basketball staff as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

“I am thrilled to welcome Donald, Dustin, and Jason to our coaching staff,” stated Currier. “The characteristics of these three coaches represent the drive and passion that I am looking for on our coaching staff. To get three coaches with a proven track record of success, we will be able to move our program forward and offer a better experience for our student athletes.”

Thomas comes to Pfeiffer after spending two years coaching at Pikeville College, a NAIA Division I program in Pikeville, Kentucky under Coach Kelly Wells.  In his second year on staff, Thomas helped lead Pikeville to a 30-7 finish while capturing the NAIA Division I National Championship. Thomas assisted in recruiting, opponent scouting, and player development after graduating from Pikeville with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2008.

“I have known Donald for some time, and have always been impressed with his hard work,” said Currier. “He is a phenomenal recruiter with strong ties along the east coast that will be an asset to our coaching staff. Donald comes from a National Championship program where he worked for a great coach in Kelly Wells.”

Alpert enters Pfeiffer from California, where he was the first assistant coach at Menlo College in 2010-11. During his one-year stint with the Oaks, Alpert helped lead Menlo to their first regular season conference title in nine years and only the third in the program’s history.  Despite falling in the conference semifinals, Menlo finished ranked 37th in the regular season national poll for NAIA Division II. 

At Menlo, Alpert was in charge of all day-to-day operations including recruiting, player development, scouting, practice planning, and fundraising. Prior to arriving at Menlo, he spent one year in 2009-10 as head coach at the high school level and two years, 2008-10, at the junior high stage at BASIS Tucson, while attending the University of Arizona.  While at the helm, Alpert led both school’s to their first ever appearances in the playoff’s semifinals. 

“Dustin brings a tremendous work ethic and passion to our program that I am excited about,” remarked Currier. “Dustin will be involved with every facet of our program, and has made a tremendous impact on our program in a short amount of time. He is a terrific person, extremely hard worker and will be valuable in all aspects for our program. We are very fortunate to have him”
Moxley attended Montgomery College Germantown in 1992 before transferring to Pfeiffer University.  He graduated from Pfeiffer in 1996 and was the student assistant for the Pfeiffer basketball team that finished Conference Champions as well as the NAIA national runner up in 1995, the only appearance in school history. Moxley worked under Pfeiffer Hall of Fame coach Bobby Lutz during that time. Known for his hard work, enthusiasm and knowledge of the game, Moxley has coached many successful AAU programs including a USBA team in 2010 that finished #7 in the nation. 
“Jason brings tireless work ethic to our staff that we need,” said Currier. “Jason has strong recruiting ties in North Carolina that will help our staff immediately. With his work ethic, recruiting ties, and on floor coaching experience, that will allow him to impact our program in a great way.”

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