Philadelphia, PA, July 17, 2008 – Scott Greenman, Assistant Coach at Princeton University, has been appointed to coach the USA Youth Men’s Basketball Team at the 18th “Chai” World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 2009. Greenman, an alumnus of Princeton, where he was a four-year Starter and All-Ivy Basketball Player, also played for the USA Open Men’s Basketball Team at the 17th World Maccabiah Games in 2005 and the Maccabi Australia International Games in 2006.
He finished his college career eighth all-time Princeton with 139 three-point shots. After graduating, Greenman played professional basketball in Israel for B’nei Ha’sharon, and helped lead his team to a final-four finish in the Israeli league championship. He was appointed as assistant coach for the Princeton Tigers in 2007.
When asked for a reaction to his appointment as Head Coach, Greenman replied, “I am extremely excited, and it is an honor to be appointed the head coach of the Youth Men’s Basketball Team that will be traveling to Israel next summer. The Games are an amazing experience and I cannot wait to go to Israel with our Team and have a great time, both on and off the court. I have been involved with the Games before, and they left such a great impression on me that I wanted to remain involved, even if not in a playing capacity.”
Greenman’s love of coaching and familiarity with the Maccabiah Games will be an added bonus for his team.? He expects to field a team that will play unselfishly, care incredibly for each other and compete together to perform as well as possible during the Games.? Interested athletes should visit the Maccabi USA website athttps://maccabiusa.com/ to learn more about eligibility and apply for the team.
About the organization:
Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA) has an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.? The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a co-founder of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.? As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.? We strive to provide Jewish athletes the world over, the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.? We support programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish continuity, Zionism and excellence in sport.?
“Now more than ever, we need to get involved and committed to building a proud Jewish Identity among our young people in the U.S., Israel and the Diaspora,” stated Ron Carner, General Chairman, USA Maccabiah Team. “The Maccabiah (Games) is not just about sports, but about providing for these young people a Jewish awareness of who they are, where they come from and where they are going.”
The World Maccabiah Games are a quadrennial event that takes place in Israel.? The 18th World Maccabiah Games, scheduled for July 13 – 23, 2009 will be the world’s third largest international athletic competition.? Over 9000 of the world’s best Jewish athletes from six continents and over 60 countries will compete at the Games.