Head Coach J.T. Burton Assembles Motlow Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Motlow BucksOne of the first orders of business for new Motlow men’s basketball head coach J.T. Burton after his arrival on campus in June was to put together his coaching staff. Coach Burton can check that task off his list as he has announced four men who will join him in leading the 2015-16 Bucks.

Hans Desir: With over 10 years of coaching experience from nearly every level of basketball, Coach Desir will be Burton’s top assistant. Prior to arriving at Motlow, the Miami native was the head coach for one season at Talented Athletes Around the Globe (TAAG) Academy in Tampa, where he helped four of his players at the post-graduate prep school secure scholarships to play at the collegiate level. Desir spent one season as a graduate assistant at Wright State University and three seasons as an assistant of Burton’s at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky., where he helped the team enjoy record-setting success including their first NAIA national tournament appearance and a top-10 national ranking. He has coached two players who play professionally, two All-Americans, and six all-conference performers.

Arthur Latham: Coach Latham played for Burton at St. Catharine. He was an outstanding all-conference player and was one of the team leaders that helped the school transition from a junior college to a four-year institution. For the past five seasons he has been an assistant coach at St. Catharine, including four years under Burton, and helped guide the program to two NAIA national tournament appearances.

Zach Holt: Coach Holt is well known in southern middle Tennessee after an outstanding playing career at Giles County High School in Pulaski and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After graduating from college he began a career in marketing and ran his own successful firm. He has returned to coaching, including pro-style fast paced individual skill development and working basketball camps on all levels from high school to Division I colleges.

Jordan Scott: Coach Scott will be a student at Motlow after graduating from Summit High School and is the only student assistant on Burton’s staff. Scott was a gifted athlete at a young age before an injury ended his playing career. He is committed to becoming a Division I head coach and will get his first opportunity to begin that process at Motlow.

The new staff has been busy recruiting and organizing their Basketball Skills Clinic, scheduled for August 15-16 at Copperweld Arena on the Moore County campus. For complete information on the clinic, and how to register, call Coach Scott at 615-973-3209 or email him at scottjordan25@yahoo.com.

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