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Nevada Basketball: Glen Worley hired as director of player development

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Nevada men’s basketball head coach Steve Alford has hired Glen Worley, former player of Alford, as the new director of player development. Nevada Sports Net was first with the news.

Worley replaces Steve’s son, Kory Alford, who was named the head coach at Huntington University in April.

“I truly enjoyed coaching Glen at Iowa,” Alford said. “He was a great player and teammate. His experience at a high level in both of those areas will benefit our team and program in numerous ways.”

Worley, who was a Top-30 recruit out of high school, was a four-year letter winner at Iowa playing for coach Alford. As a three-year starter, he averaged 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the floor and 33.5 percent from 3-point range.

He earned third-team All-Big Ten honors and is one of 45 players to score of 1,000 points in Iowa program history. He helped the Hawkeyes reach postseason four consecutive seasons (one NCAA tournament; three NIT tournaments) and win their first-ever Big Ten tournament title in 2001. After his college career, he played professional basketball for three seasons in Australia, Venezuela, Ireland, Belgium and Tijuana.

In high school, Worley was name Mr. Basketball, the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year, USA Today Player of the Year and was selected to the USA Today All-American team for West High School. He helped them capture four consecutive conference titles.

Prior to accepting the position under Alford, he was most recently teaching at Ideate High Academy in San Diego while as an assistant girl’s basketball coach at Mater Dei Catholic in Chula Vista, Calif. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif., and worked as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

From 2013 to 2016, Worley was the head coach for the Compton Magic, one of the top AAU programs in the nation. He also spent three seasons (2011-14) at Serra High School in San Diego as the varsity boys’ head coach after spending two years with the junior varsity team. He went 47-37 in three seasons as varsity head coach, earning three consecutive playoff berths and capturing the 2014 Eastern League Championship.

“I am blessed to be a part of the Wolf Pack family,” Worley said. “This is a blessing to be a part of such great tradition here at Nevada.”