Former Braves basketball player Jeff Cammon hired as assistant coach at the University of Colorado

Alcorn State University alumnus, Jeff Cammon, hopes to make a significant impact as the new assistant coach for the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

Cammon, a Southern California native who started at point guard for the Braves from 2000 to 2003, was added to the Buffaloes’ coaching staff last month. Cammon comes to the Buffaloes after spending two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of California, Berkely.

While at California, Cammon played a huge role in leading the Bears to the 2014-2015 Pac-12 Conference Championship game. During his tenure, California posted a 40-27 record. Prior to his time at California, he served as an assistant coach at Long Beach State 49ers for five seasons. Cammon helped lead the 49ers to five consecutive Big West Tournament appearances and in the 2012-2013 season, the 49ers were invited to play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, which was the team’s first national postseason appearance in more than a decade. Cammon spent two years as head girls’ varsity basketball coach at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California. He also served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Chaffey Community College and Alcorn.

Cammon will be working next to Buffaloes Head Women’s Basketball Coach, JR Payne. He is excited to not only work with his peers, but also join a team who he’s comfortable with.

“It feels good,” said Cammon. “I’m passionate about basketball and people. I’m joining a staff of coaches who I’ve known for a long time. Leaving California was hard because they have one of the best women’s basketball programs in the country. But I look forward to the challenge of building this program with such good people. I’m really excited.”

Cammon has confidence that he’ll be a valuable asset to the team.

“I plan to bring positive energy and enthusiasm to the team. I want to set a good example by displaying a strong work ethic. I have two years of coaching experience for a Pac-12 university. Most of all, I want to develop the student athletes into good players and respectable young women.”

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