English accepts Lady Bucs' assistant coaching position

from staff reports

   JOHNSON CITY-- Former East Tennessee State men's basketball standout and Harlem Globetrotter Rodney English has accepted the position as the Buccaneers' assistant women's basketball coach.
   "I'm extremely happy to have Rodney on our staff," ETSU head coach Karen Kemp said. "He brings a lot of enthusiasm and will be a great ambassador for our program. Rodney is someone who knows the university and has spent a lot of time in the area.
   English enjoyed an outstanding two-year career on the basketball courts of ETSU after transferring from Anderson Junior College, where he was an All-American in 1989-90 and NJCAA Region X Player-of-the-Year as a sophomore. As a Buc, English was twice named to the All-Southern Conference team and All-SoCon tournament team, while leading ETSU to back-to-back NCAA Tournament Appearances in 1991 and 1992.
   English played with the Globetrotters from 1994 to 1996. English also played in the USBL and overseas.
   English started his coaching career in 1999 at University High School, where he was an assistant varsity coach until 2001, before becoming the head coach at McIntosh County Academy in Darien, Ga.
   English was the Region 3A Coach-of-the-Year for the 2002-2003 season.
   "I feel that I'm ready for such an opportunity, and I felt like I had to take it now," English said about returning to his alma-mater. I think East Tennessee State has given me many opportunities both as a student and as an athlete that have helped me mature for life in general. It's truly a pleasure to be back."