Basketball (M)

Basketball (M): Jo Jo English

Jo Jo English

Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: South Carolina '92
E-mail: senglish15@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4473


Jo Jo English joined the Catawba College men's basketball staff as an assistant coach in 2015-16.  He comes to Catawba after serving as head coach at Sumter High School for the past two seasons.

English guided Sumter to its first state title in 30 years last season and was named the USA Today South Carolina Coach of the Year.  In his first season, he took Sumter to the Lower State finals and was the Region 6 Coach of the Year.

English played a decade of Professional Basketball after his collegiate years at the University of South Carolina.  He was a 1,000-point scorer for the Gamecocks and was named All-Metro Conference in 1991.  He would play parts of three years in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls under Phil Jackson from 1992-94.  Two of those seasons, Chicago would win NBA Championships.  English spent another eight seasons in the CBA and overseas.

He returned to South Carolina to earn a degree in criminal justice in 2003.  He began helping the USC women’s program on his return.  In 2005, English moved to Lower Richland High School before taking over at Sumter in 2013.

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