June 21, 1968 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Cal Lutheran (asst.)
Southern Illinois (asst.)
Ohio State (asst.)
Alan Major (born June 21, 1968) is the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team. Before being named coach of the 49ers, Major spent nine years working with Thad Matta at Ohio State and Xavier universities. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he is a 1992 graduate of Purdue.
Major served as a student manager under Gene Keady during his undergraduate tenure at Purdue. After graduating in 1992, Major became an assistant coach at Cal Lutheran, a Div. III school, and then spent three years working under all-time Big West Conference wins leader Bob Thomason at University of the Pacific. He spent one season, 1998–1999, on the staff of fellow Purdue alumnus Bruce Weber before returning to Pacific. In 2001 he became an assistant coach at Xavier under Thad Matta. He followed Matta to Ohio State in 2004 where he worked as an assistant coach for six seasons. On April 12, 2010, he was named the head coach of Charlotte.
Major coached two No. 1 overall picks in the NBA draft during his time as an assistant. At Pacific, Major worked with Michael Olowokandi who was the top pick in the 1998 draft. At Ohio State, Major was the big men coach when Greg Oden came to the school. Oden was the number one pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Head coaching record
|Charlotte (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2010–2013)|
|2012–13||Charlotte||21–12||8–8||T-8th||NIT First Round|
|Charlotte (Conference USA) (2013–present)|
- "New coach Major strikes chord with 49ers players". The Charlotte Observer. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-10.[dead link]
- Player Bio: Alan Major :: Men's Basketball
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