Another summer has come and gone. As much as some things never change, there are are others that do. One of the pillars of the success the D1 Ambassadors have had in their 11 year history is that they have successfully bridged the gap with high school coaches where this summer program is seen as a supplement and a complimentary part of a player's development in CONJUNCTION with the high school coaches. Much of this has to do with the quality of the coaches that the D1 Ambassadors have had on staff over the years. We'd like to recognize a few that have been on the move recently.
Congratulations to D1 Ambassadors Coach Dee Hudson (below), who has moved from D3 Concordia University in Austin, TX to the Assistant's position at Hill Junior College in Hillsborough, TX. He'll work for my old friend, Swede Trenkle who also coached my son, Chip at Hill his freshman year.
Below Right: Texas D1 Ambassadors Coach Tremaine Wingfield (shown with All American Prodigy Camp's Mr. Hustle, Michael Hardge) has taken over as Head Coach at Austin Waldorf. Wingfield, who played for Louisville and Texas before a 14 year professional career has worked with the D1 Ambassadors the last three years and has been responsible for the development of many of their younger players.
Former D1 Ambassadors Coach Marquette Wilkins, former All American at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX has just been named Head Coach at Austin Hyde Park High School. We wish Marquette well, and know that Hyde Park will quickly learn what defense is all about as Coach Wilkins was one of the best defenders at any level from the Austin, TX area to play at the college level.
Below: Former D1 Ambassadors alumni, Matt Derenbecker (Metarie Country Day, LA) has decided to transfer from Louisiana State University to Dayton. Last year as a true freshman, Derenbecker a 6'7" F average 22 minutes per game and 6.5 ppg. Derenbecker transferred for personal reasons. He was one of the most promising frosh in the SEC last year and will be sure to have a huge impact with Dayton in the future.