Coach Profile: James Cormier

James Cormier

Coaching Position:
Rutgers University-Newark (Newark, NJ)
NCAA Division III
2nd Season as Graduate Assistant
Phone Number: 203-767-9882
Twitter: @CoachJCorms

What are your biggest accomplishments as a coach?
Being on staff when Rutgers-Newark went 20-8, made a conference championship appearance, and a birth in the NCAA tournament.

How has basketball impacted your life?
The game has really shaped my life. I love coaching, playing, and learning about basketball so that I can become a better coach. I have made friends and countless memories being involved with the game.

Mentor as a Coach:
Paul Cormier, my father and Head Coach at Darmouth College.

When did you realize you wanted to be a basketball coach?
When I graduated from college and had no more options to play, I decided that coaching was the most beneficial way to stay immersed in the game.

What are you looking forward to about coaching at Hoop Group Elite?
The opportunity to grow as a coach and learn from my fellow coaches at Elite camp so that I can be a better coach for my team.

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