- For the Virgin Islands politician, see Gregory Francis.
University of Alberta
Canadian Junior Men’s National Team
April 4, 1974 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Canadian Junior Men’s National Team
University of Alberta Golden Bears
|Accomplishments and honors|
1996-1997 MAAC Championship
2003 Fairfield University Hall of Fame
1996-1997 MAAC Tournament MVP
1995-1996 Second Team All-MAAC
Greg Francis (born April 4, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario) is the Head Coach of the University of Waterloo Warriors men's basketball team. He was previously the head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears, where he replaced the legend Don Horwood, who manned the Bears bench for 26 seasons. Francis is also the Head Coach of the Canadian Junior Men’s National Team and formerly the Canadian Men’s Basketball National Development Coach.
Francis played for the Fairfield University basketball team from 1994-1997 finishing his career with 1,570 points, ranking him fifth all-time at the school. He also holds the school record for most three-point baskets made in a career (230). During his legendary senior season he helped lead the Stags to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and the 1997 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
He almost single-handedly upset the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first round of the tournament scoring 26 points including eight three-pointers. Following the game, legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith said "I had to find Francis after the game but I couldn't shake his hand because it was so hot."
Fairfield recognized his accomplishments in 2003 when the school inducted Francis into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
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