USC hires new assistant coach.

By: Dr. Spock


"Eric Mobley, who has coached various AAU programs over the past 11 years, has been named an assistant coach for the USC men's basketball team, Trojan head coach Andy Enfield announced today (March 24).  

"We are excited to add Eric to our coaching staff," said Enfield, whose Trojans finished second in the 2018 Pac-12 standings and have won a school-record 71 games over the past three seasons.  "He brings to our program a wealth of playing and coaching experience at a variety of levels.  He is an outstanding coach and a terrific person."

Martin Bahar, who filled an assistant coaching role at USC this past season, will return to being the program's director of scouting, a role he held the previous two years.

Mobley, 49, coached the AAU Compton Magic 16-and-Under team in 2017 and ran the Triple Threat AAU youth basketball program since 2007.

He played collegiately at Portland, where he averaged 7.2 points and 5.6 rebounds as a 1990 starter.  He then played a season at Cal Poly Pomona, where he was the team captain.

He then played on professional teams internationally in Portugal, Mexico and Indonesia, as well as domestically in the World Basketball League and on the legendary Meadowlark Lemon's Harlem All-Stars.

Mobley was originally from Georgia and moved to the San Diego area in the 1980s, where he graduated from Helix High in La Mesa (Calif).

He and Nicol are the parents of sons Isaiah and Evan."

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