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Bruce Shingler
Bruce  Shingler

Position:
Assistant Coach


BIOGRAPHY
Bruce Shingler enters his second season on staff with the Gamecocks in the 2017-18 campaign after his hiring in 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," Frank 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."

Shingler joined the Gamecocks prior to the 2016-17 campaign, a season that would go on to be the best in school history, as the Gamecocks set a school record with 26 wins, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, posted the first program win in the NCAA Tournament since 1973, and advanced to the school's first-ever Final Four, falling by just four points, 77-73, to Gonzaga in the national semifinals in Phoenix. South Carolina captured back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since a string of three-straight 20-win campaigns from 2003-2006, and the Gamecocks posted double-digit league victories for just the fifth time since joining the SEC in 1992.

During the 2016-17 season, the Gamecocks were ranked as high as No. 16 in the AP Poll, and finished the campaign ranked sixth in the final USA Today Coaches Poll. Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell would earn SEC Player of the Year honors from the league coaches, while also earning First Team All-America honors from CBS Sports.

After he served as a three-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.

Prior to his time at Carolina, Shingler spent four seasons as an assistant at Towson where he 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 New York Knicks, Wally Judge (Kansas State/Rutgers) and Quinn Cook (Duke), who is currently on a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors.

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, and a daughter, Brooklyn.

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