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Thomsen hired as women's assistant basketball coach


The Binghamton women’s basketball team has hired Morten Thomsen, a prominent head coach in both Sweden and his native Denmark, as its new assistant basketball coach. He will join a staff which includes head coach Rich Conover, assistant coach Nikki Scholl and graduate assistant coach Leah Truncale.

From 1992-2001, Thomsen ran up a career record of 181-62 (.745) coaching five different women’s basketball teams in Sweden and Denmark. His most prominent heading coach job was with the Danish National Team, where he went 41-26 (.612) from 1996-2001.

Thomsen was named the Danish National Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1995 as well as the Swedish National Coach of the Year in 1996. In addition, he was named an All-Star Coach in Sweden in 1998.

"Morten brings a wealth of experience and connections in the international arena," Conover said. "I am sure our players will respond well to his coaching style and appreciate his knowledge of the game."

Currently, Thomsen serves as the Head of Sports Operations for the Horsholm Club Team in Denmark. Former Binghamton All-American Bess Greenberg (1997-01) was a member of that team the past year.

"He (Morten) is the most influential person I've met since I've been over here," Greenberg said. "He has a real love and passion for the game. It's great for Binghamton but personally, I am sad to see him leave."

"Coming to Binghamton is a great opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to working with a great staff," Thomsen said. "If someone like Bess is a product of Binghamton, that is a great reflection of the program."

 

 

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