Glen Worley, who played for Steve Alford at Iowa, has joined the Nevada Wolf Pack staff as the team's director of player development.
Worley replaces Kory Alford, Steve's son who was hired as Huntington University's head coach earlier this offseason. Worley's hiring was tweeted by the Magic Compton AAU team, with Alford saying on the 1 Star Recruits podcast he had indeed hired Worley.
Worley played for Alford at Iowa for four seasons, from 2000-04, and was the No. 27-ranked recruit in the 2000 class. He was a 6-foot-7, 218-pound forward from Coralville, Iowa, and started 67 of the 126 games he played for the Hawkeyes, averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He made 44.1 percent of his shots, including 33.5 percent from three. He set career highs in points (10.9), rebounds (5.2 ) and assists (1.5) during his junior season at Iowa. He played in one NCAA Tournament and three NITs.
A third-team All-Big Ten member, Worley was Mr. Basketball State of Iowa, the Gatorade Player of the Year in his state and a USA Today high school All-American. Worley played professionally for three seasons in Australia, Venezuela, Ireland, Belgium and Tijuana.
After his playing career ended, Worley was the head boys varsity basketball coach at Junipero Serra High School in San Diego from 2011-14 after two seasons as the school's JV coach. At the varsity level, Worley posted a 47-37 record in three seasons, each of which included playoff berths.
From 2013-16, Worley was the head coach of the Compton Magic, one of the nation's top AAU teams that's replete with high-level Division I recruits. In 2016, he became an assistant coach at the Academy of Art University, a Division II school in San Francisco, and also was an assistant coach at Fullerton (Calif.) College. Worley was most recently teaching at Ideate High Academy in San Diego and was an assistant girls basketball coach at Mater Dei Catholic in Chula Vista, Calif. The team posted a 20-10 record and reached the regional semifinals.
Nevada officially announced the hire Friday afternoon.
“I truly enjoyed coaching Glen at Iowa,” Alford said in a news release. “He was a great player and teammate. His experience at a high level in both of those areas will benefit our team and program in numerous ways.”
Added Worley: "I am blessed to be a part of the Wolf Pack family. This is a blessing to be a part of such great tradition here at Nevada.”