Shawn Trice Joins Men's Basketball Staff

Philadelphia – Shawn Trice, a 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania will join the men’s basketball coaching staff for the 2005-06 season. Trice returns to The Palestra after working as a sports coordinator for the YMCA in his hometown of Detroit, Mich. for the past seven years.

Trice was a two-time All-Ivy League honoree during his career, earning second-team honors as a senior and honorable mention honors during his junior campaign. He played a part in three-straight undefeated Ivy League seasons and participated in three NCAA Tournament games. During his four years, the Red and Blue went 85-24 overall and 42-0 in his final three seasons in Ancient Eight action. As a senior he scored a career-high 26 points against rival Princeton, led the team in rebounding in 14 of Penn’s 28 games and had 10 or more rebounds in five contests. He finished his career averaging 7.7 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game and shot 51.6 percent from the field for his career.

Trice is not the only former Quaker on the bench. Matt Langel, W’00, who served as the volunteer assistant in 2004-05 willserve as a full time assistant this season. He fills the role left vacant by former assistant coach Gil Jackson, who left to become head coach at Howard University.

Prior to returning to Detroit, Trice placed professional basketball overseas. He played for Kvarnby Evergreen in Sweden for a season and for Yulon Dragons in Taiwan for several months.

Penn went 20-9 last season and won its third Ivy title in four years, fifth in seven years and ninth under Head Coach Fran Dunphy. Three All-Ivy League honorees return for the 2005-06 campaign, including juniors Ibrahim Jaaber (second-team), Steve Danley (honorable mention) and Mark Zoller (honorable mention).

Written by Heather Palmer