NASDA-GQ   FASHION POWER INDEX:          1. Bacari Alexander (Detroit)          2. Lloyd Pierce (Santa Clara)          3. Tony Jones (Tennessee)          4. Rodney Terry (Texas)          5. Kerry Keating (UCLA)          6. Ronny Thompson (Arkansas)          7. Reggie Hanson (Kentucky)          8. Jeff Battle (Wake Forest)          9. Brian Loyd (Oregon State)          10. Rob Lanier (Virginia)          11. Paul Graham (Colorado)          12. Orlando Antigua (Pittsburgh)          13. Josh Oppenheimer (Kent State)          14. Eugene Burroughs (Navy)          15. Garland Mance (Detroit)          16. Mike Jones (Georgia)          17. Chad Dollar (Georgia Southern)          18. Patrick Sellers (Connecticut)          19. Jerome Francis (Nebraska)          20. Fred Dupree (Rider)          21. Bobby Kummer (Charlotte)          22. Lewis Preston (Notre Dame)          23. Fred Quartlebaum (St. John's)          24. Louis Reynaud (California)          25. James Wilhelmi (Howard)          26. Tony Barbee (Memphis)          27. Tom Parrotta (Hofstra)          28. Charlton Young (Georgia Tech)          31. Howard Moore (Wisconsin)          36. Geoff Arnold (Drexel)          37. Heath Schroyer (Fresno State)          42. James Stafford (Florida Atlantic)          43. Tom Schuberth (Central Flordia)          45. Mike Wirnicki (Youngstown State)          46. Jim Molinari (Minnesota)          49. Jorge Fernandez (Miami)          51. Richard Pitino (Northeastern)          53. Kevin Willard (Louisville)          57. Shaun Vandiver (Wyoming)          59. Ed Cooley (Boston College)          63. Wayne McClain (Illinois)          73. Terrell Stokes (Loyola-MD)          79. Brad Stevens (Butler)          85. Cuonzo Martin (Purdue)          88. Brion Dunlap (Mount St. Mary's)          94. Monte Ross (St. Joseph's)          101. Ernie Zeigler (UCLA)          105. Michael Hunt (Miami)          113. Dan Leibovitz (Temple)          118. Kerwin Harris (Campbell)          121. Calvin Byrd (Loyola Marymount)          131. Shaka Smart (Akron)          142. Bill Courtney (Providence)          145. Ross Burns (Fordham)          151. Sam Scuilli (Santa Clara)          188. Chris Ferguson (East Carolina)          191. Kim Lewis (Northeastern)          226. Steve Masiello (Louisville)          241. Devon Smith (Oakland)          268. Marcus Mason (Denver)          322. Patrick Baldwin (Loyola-Chicago)          331. Eric Eaton (Albany)          367. Scott Wagers (East Tennessee State)          758. Neil Harden (Sam Houston State)
NAME: Josh Oppenheimer East: New York Madison Avenue Regional
SCHOOL: Kent State South: Miami South Beach Regional
FPI: 13 Southeast: Memphis Graceland Regional
Cast Your Vote Now West: Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Regional

Josh Oppenheimer is in his first season as a member of Jim Christian’s coaching staff at Kent State. Oppenheimer comes to Kent State after three seasons at DePaul.

In the three seasons at DePaul the team won 58 games including 30 in conference play, the most in any three-year period in school history.

Oppenheimer’s second season at DePaul (2003-04) was a big success as the Blue Demons reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1989 and won a share of the program’s first-ever Conference USA regular season title.

Prior to Depaul, Oppenheimer spent two seasons as the top assistant at Delaware and a pair of seasons at Duquesne where he was rated among the top recruiters in the nation at the mid-major level by several publications.

A native of Los Angeles, Oppenheimer got his start in coaching by spending 10 years as coach of the L.A. Rockfish, one of the nation’s top AAU programs.

Oppenheimer played seven seasons of professional basketball. He spent two summers in the United States Basketball League playing for Atlanta, Philadelphia and Palm Beach and also logged a season in the Continental Basketball Association with Cedar Rapids. He spent six seasons in the Israel National League.

A graduate of Northern Arizona, Oppenheimer played his freshman season at Rhode Island, where he and Christian were members of the Rams’ NCAA Tournament “Sweet 16” team. He transferred the following season to Northern Arizona and averaged 17.5 points per game in his three years with the Lumberjacks.

Oppenheimer and his wife Adrienne have two daughters, Gabriella (9) and Nicolette (6).

“I played with Josh in college and I’ve known him a long time and he has had nothing but success everywhere he has been,” Christian said. “He relates very well to our players and he is a great teacher of the game.”



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