|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
Brett Longpre recently concluded his fifth season as the men’s basketball assistant coach at USC Aiken in the 2012-13 season.
Longpre’s duties on Alexander’s staff include recruiting coordination, opponent’s scouting, overseeing academic programs, on-court coaching, as well as assisting with camps, clinics and team fundraisers.
Longpre works with USC Aiken’s guards in practice, preparing them for strong guard play they will surely face in the Peach Belt Conference.
“Brett is a great asset to our staff and USC Aiken”, said Head Coach Vince Alexander. “He is a young coach on the rise, and brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our program. He has a great passion and knowledge of the game. He does a great job recruiting, and he really enjoys mentoring our kids on and off the court”, said Alexander.
Prior to coaching at USC Aiken, Longpre spent the 2006-2007 season as an assistant at Greensboro College in North Carolina.
At Greensboro, Longpre helped the Pride to a 20-7 mark, earning a share of the USA South regular season championship. which was Greensboro’s first conference championship since the1984-1985 season.
He played professionally with the Milton Keynes Lions of the British Basketball League in the 2004-05 season. As a rookie, Longpre averaged 19 points per game for the Lions, ranking 3rd in the league. He also played in the summer of 2004 for the Niagara Gamblers of the Ontario Professional Basketball Association.
Longpre graduated from Mansfield University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, playing under current USC Aiken Head Coach Vince Alexander.
He closed his career as the second all-time scorer in Mountaineer history with 1,765 points. He is the school’s leader in career three-point baskets (301). Longpre was a two-time athlete-of-the-year, four time All-Conference selection, which included being chosen to the first team three straight years.
Longpre is the only MU player to score 1,700 points and grab 500 rebounds. The Mountaineers went 21-7 in 2003-04 and earned a second place finish in the PSAC Eastern Division. The team was ranked nationally during the season and finished with a final NCAA East Region ranking of number six.
He was recently inducted into the Mansfield Athletic Hall of Fame.
Longpre and his wife, April, live in Aiken.