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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bio on possible assistant coach choice Glynn Cyprien

Bio on possible assistant coach choice Glynn Cyprien

During his 19 years as a collegiate coach, he has recruited12 players who have made it to the NBA, including Phoenix Suns' forward Shawn Marion, Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen, Toronto Raptors forward Joey Graham and Houston Rockets guard John Lucas III.

Coaching Experience
2006 New Mexico State, associate head coach
2001-04 Oklahoma State, assistant coach
1996-2000 Nevada-Las Vegas, associate head coach
1995 Western Kentucky, associate head coach
1992-94 Jacksonville University, associate head coach
1991 Lamar, assistant coach
1988-90 Texas-San Antonio, assistant coach
1989 Texas-San Antonio, women's assistant coach
1987 Louisiana Junior Olympic Team, head coach

Playing Experience
1986-87 Southern University-New Orleans
1982-85 Jesuit (New Orleans, La.) High School

Postseason Experience
2004 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament (Final Four), Big 12 Conference regular-season and tournament champion
2003 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament (second round)
2002 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament
2001 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament
2000 UNLV, NCAA Tournament
1999 UNLV, NIT
1998 UNLV, NCAA Tournament
1997 UNLV, NIT
1995 Western Kentucky, NCAA Tournament (second round), Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament champion
1988 Texas-San Antonio, NCAA Tournament

Glynn Cyprien, in his second season in Lexington, is no stranger to the SEC or the state of Kentucky, having served as an assistant coach at Arkansas in the 2006-07 season and an associate head coach at Western Kentucky in 1995.

Coaching Career
Louisiana Junior Olympic Team, Head Coach 1987
Texas-San Antonio, Asst. Coach 1987-90
Lamar, Assistant Coach 1990-91
Jacksonville, Associate Head Coach 1991-94
Western Kentucky, Associate Head Coach 1994-95
UNLV, Associate Head Coach 1995-20
Oklahoma State, Assistant Coach 2000-04
New Mexico State, Associate Head Coach 2005-06
Arkansas, Assistant Coach 2006-07
Kentucky, Assistant Coach 2007-09

Prior to his stop in Fayetteville, Cyprien was an associate head coach at New Mexico State where he helped the Aggies improve from 6-24 in 2005 to 16-14 in 2006, the second-best turnaround in the country that season.

Before going to New Mexico State, Cyprien served as an assistant coach under Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma State from 2000-2004. In his four seasons at OSU, the Cowboys were a combined 97-32. All four teams earned NCAA Tournament bids with the 2004 squad going 31-4 and reaching the Final Four. The 2003 club was 23-10 and reached the second round of the tournament. The 2002 team went 23-9 and lost to Stan Heath's Kent State club in the first round. The 2001 team was 20-10.

Prior to working at OSU, the New Orleans, La., native was associate head coach at UNLV for five years from 1996-2000 where he oversaw UNLV's recruiting. UNLV's 1997 recruiting class was rated best in the nation by The Sporting News and Basketball Times, and the 1999 class second-best by Hoop Scoop. While at UNLV, the `96 club was 10-16, but the Rebels were in the post-season each of the next four years. The 1997 team was 22-10 and lost at Arkansas in the first round of the NIT. The `98 team was 20-13 and earned an NCAA Tournament bid, the '99 club went 16-13 and played in the NIT, and the 2000 Rebels were 23-8 and played in the NCAA Tournament.

In 1995, he was associate head coach at Western Kentucky when the Hilltoppers won Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament titles, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No. 21 with a 27-4 record. WKU's .871 winning percentage was second-best in the nation that season while the recruiting class was ranked No. 10.

Cyprien was also associate head coach at Jacksonville University from 1991-94. The Dolphins recorded the most improved winning percentage in the nation, going from .222 (6-21) to .607 (17-11).

A former assistant at Lamar and Texas-San Antonio, he helped Lamar improve from 7-20 to 15-12 in 1991. At UTSA, he helped the Roadrunners earn their first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 1988 (22-9) and followed with records of 21-8 in 1989 and 22-7 in 1990.

Cyprien lettered two seasons as a player at Southern University-New Orleans. In 2004, he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Texas-San Antonio.

He has been a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for 19 years and the Black Coaches Association (BCA) for 14 years.

Cyprien is married to the former Monique Bouldin and they are the parents of Asia (14) and Karter (5).

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