Lamont Paris

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Lamont Paris
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Chattanooga
Conference SoCon
Record 10–23 (.303)
Biographical details
Born Findlay, Ohio
Playing career
1992–1996 Wooster
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998 Wooster (asst.)
1999–2000 DePauw (asst.)
2001–2004 IUP (asst.)
2005–2010 Akron (asst.)
2010–2017 Wisconsin (asst.)
2017–present Chattanooga
Head coaching record
Overall 10–23 (.303)

Lamont Paris is an American college basketball coach and current head coach at Chattanooga.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Paris played college basketball at The College of Wooster, Ohio, where he was captain for his junior and senior seasons while also being a two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After beginning his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater during the 1997-98 season, Paris moved on to assistant coaching stints at DePauw and IUP before landing on Keith Dambrot's staff at Akron where he stayed for five seasons. Paris then joined Bo Ryan's staff at Wisconsin in 2010, and was a part of two Sweet 16 squads and the Badgers' Final Four and national championship game appearances during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. When Ryan stepped down, Paris was elevated to associate head coach under Greg Gard when Gard was given the job on a permanent basis.

On April 4, 2017, Paris was introduced as the 20th head coach in Chattanooga history, replacing Matt McCall who left to become the head coach at Massachusetts.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

NCAA D1[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chattanooga (SoCon) (2017–present)
2017–18 Chattanooga 10–23 3–15 10th
Chattanooga: 10–23 (.303) 3–15 (.167)
Total: 10–23 (.303)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris Introduced as 20th Head Basketball Coach".
  2. ^ "Paris to Become 20th Chattanooga Mocs Head Basketball Coach".
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Athletics - Staff Directory".
  4. ^ "Chattanooga hires Lamont Paris as next head coach". Coaches Database. April 3, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.