Marvin Menzies Named Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Aug. 20, 2003
Marvin Menzies, previously an assistant coach at San Diego State and a veteran of West Coast basketball, has been named an assistant with the USC men's basketball program, Trojan head coach Henry Bibby announced today (Aug. 20).
'Marvin comes to us with a reputation as a great recruiter, but he's also a great x's and o's coach,' said Bibby. 'He and new assistant Mike Johnson will work to improve our defense. Marvin will be a tremendous asset to our staff.'
Menzies, 41, came to USC after four years (2000-03) as an assistant coach at San Diego State, where he helped the Aztecs reach the postseason in back-to-back years (2002-2003) for the first time since 1975-1976.
As the head recruiter at San Diego State, Menzies signed nationally ranked recruiting classes in 2001 (Top 25) and 2000 (Top 40). He also signed the program's first ever McDonald's All-American.
Prior to coaching at San Diego State, Menzies was the head coach at Santa Monica (Calif.) City College from 1997-99. He also served as an assistant coach, associate head coach and interim head coach from 1991-96. Overall, Santa Monica College was 181-46 with Menzies on the staff and sent 38 players on to NCAA schools during that period.
Among the highlights of Menzies' tenure at Santa Monica was a school-record 27-game winning streak and a 32-3 finish in 1996, a school record for wins. Menzies, who recruited the top three scorers in the program's history, served as interim head coach in 1995. That year, he guided the Corsairs to a 24-8 record and the Western States Conference title, earning conference Coach of the Year honors.
In between his stints at Santa Monica, Menzies served as an assistant coach at Cal State Sacramento in the 1996-97 season when the Hornets' transitioned from Division II to Division I.
Menzies began his coaching career at his prep alma mater, Hamilton High in Los Angeles, where he served as an assistant coach for eight years.
The native Californian was a three-sport letterman at Hamilton. He went on to earn an economics degree from UCLA and recently received a master's degree in education from Cal State Sacramento.
Marvin and his wife, Tammy, have two children, Andreanna and Andre.
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