Hepp Hired As Director Of Basketball Operations|
May 6, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - L.J. Hepp has been hired as the men's basketball director of operations, South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn announced today. Hepp comes to Columbia after a successful stint as the head basketball coach at Panther Creek High School in Cary, N.C.
A 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Hepp served as a graduate assistant at UNC for two years under former head coach Matt Doherty, where he was responsible for maintaining a recruiting database and scouting film for the staff. Following his time at UNC, Hepp served as the video coordinator at Stanford University for one season before being promoted to an assistant coach under then-Stanford head coach Trent Johnson for the 2004-05 season. Hepp was involved with recruiting, individual workouts and opponent scouting during his time under Johnson. The Cardinal advanced to the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
During his time at Panther Creek High School, Hepp was named the 2009 Tri-8 Conference Coach of the Year and North Carolina District 5 Coach of the Year. He led his 2008-09 squad to a 28-3 overall record, after the team had amassed a combined record of 26-25 during his first two years at the school.
Hepp played two seasons of junior varsity basketball during his college career at UNC. He and his wife Sondra, a middle school math teacher, have a dog, Mia.