Men’s Basketball Assistant coach Eric Snow reportedly resigns from position (Update)

FAU went 17-45 during Snow’s two seasons on staff.


Eric Snow coached for two seasons on head coach Michael Curry’s staff before resigning from his position Wednesday. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Brendan Feeney, Sports Editor

Update (3/24 8:49 a.m.) FAU Athletics has confirmed to the University Press that Snow has quit from his position with the team. 

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball assistant coach Eric Snow has reportedly quit his position for an unknown reason, according to a source close to the team.

Snow was hired by current head coach Michael Curry in May 2014, roughly a month after Curry was named to his position.

The Owls have decreased their win total by one in each of his two years on the coaching staff —  finishing this past season with a record of 8-25, the team’s lowest amount of victories since the 2008-2009 season.

Prior to coming to FAU, Snow played 13 seasons in the NBA with three different teams.

He appeared in three NBA Finals, was named to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team in 2003 and is one of only two players to have played 100 regular season games apiece with LeBron James and Allen Iverson. J.R. Smith joined Snow this season.

During his time in the NBA, Snow also won the 2000 NBA Sportsmanship Award and the 2005 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

After a career-ending knee injury, Snow stopped playing and had a stint on the reality show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” in 2008.

Before coaching at FAU, Snow spent two years as the director of player development for Southern Methodist University under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. After posting a record of 15-17 in Snow’s first year at SMU, the Mustangs improved to 27-10 in 2013-2014.

Stay tuned for updates as this story develops on the University Press’ website.

Brendan Feeney is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or contact him on Twitter.