University of South Carolina men's basketball head coach Frank Martin announced the hiring of Bruce Shingler as an assistant coach in early May 2016. Shingler most recently served as an assistant coach at Towson from 2012-2016. He also has coached at Morgan State and worked with Martin at Kansas State as an administrative assistant.
"I am so excited to add Bruce to our Gamecock basketball family," Martin said at the time of Shingler's hiring. "There is a mutual familiarity with Bruce from our time together at K-State. He is a former high school teacher and basketball coach that fits our model for player development. He also has made a name for himself with his recruiting efforts in helping his previous employers improve during his time there. He and his family will be a valuable asset to our players, staff, campus and community."
After he served as a four-year starter and Academic All-American point guard at St. Augustine's College from 2001-05, Shingler moved into the field of coaching and has found success at the high school, AAU and collegiate levels.
In his first season at Towson, Shingler helped the Tigers set the NCAA Division I record for largest single-season turnaround, going from one win in 2011-12 to 18 in 2012-13. His second season (2013-14) saw the Tigers record 25 wins, their most at the Division I level, and advance to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The 2015-16 season once again saw the Tigers advance to the postseason, as the team reached 20 wins, and participated in the Inaugural Vegas 16 Postseason event.
Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Shingler led the Bladensburg (Md.) High School boy's team, leading them to an 18-5 record in his lone season before making the jump to the college ranks. He also coached AAU for the DC Assault 17U team, sending over 40 members to Division I institutions in his tenure, including McDonald's All-Americans Michael Beasley (Kansas State), who is playing in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks, Wally Judge (Kansas State/Rutgers) and Quinn Cook (Duke), who is currently a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Shingler earned his bachelors of science degree in communications in 2005 from St. Augustine's College. He and his wife, Lauren, have a son, Giovonni.