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Hope College basketball coach Brian Morehouse to coach Team USA Under 17 National Team

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Hope College women’s basketball coach Brian Morehouse has led his team to multiple NCAA titles and has been one of the best in college basketball – the fastest to 700 wins.

Now he will get his chance with Team USA.

Morehouse was selected to help coach the USA Women’s Under 17 National Team later this month during the team’s trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The USA U17 team is holding trials over Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup this July in Irapuato and Leon, Mexico.

More: Hope College women’s basketball coach Brian Morehouse fastest to 700 wins in NCAA history

Morehouse will serve as a court coach during trials along with Krystle Johnson of Hoover High School in Alabama.

They will assist USA U17 head coach and New York University head coach Meg Barber as well as the USA’s assistant coaches, Bobbi Morgan of Ursinus College (Pa.) and Trenia Tillis-Hoard of Tyler Junior College (Texas).

Hope College women's basketball coach Brian Morehouse celebrates with his team after winning the 700th game of his career, a double-overtime win over Alma on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at DeVos Fieldhouse.

Hope College women’s basketball coach Brian Morehouse celebrates with his team after winning the 700th game of his career, a double-overtime win over Alma on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at DeVos Fieldhouse.

Morehouse guided Hope College to a 26-4 record and MIAA regular-season championship this season. The Flying Dutch advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

During his career, Morehouse has led Hope to two national championships: 2022 and 2006. This season, he became the fastest coach in NCAA history, any gender or any level, to reach 700 victories (795 games).

The USA is seeking its sixth gold medal at FIBA Women’s World Cup, having won the title in all but one iteration of the event (2016, bronze). The Americans hold a 40-1 all-time record in the competition.

The 2024 FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup features 16 teams. The U.S., who will be in Group C, will take on Australia in their opening game on July 13, followed by Puerto Rico on July 14 and Croatia on July 16. The USA will face Puerto Rico and Croatia for the first time at the U17 World Cup. Every team will advance to the single-elimination tournament after group play.

This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Hope coach Brian Morehouse to coach Team USA Under 17 National Team

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