Former Wichita State Basketball Player Lands Coaching Gig In Canada

By Jovan Alford
Peter Aiken-US Presswire

Many of us didn’t know there was a basketball league in Canada and possibly many Canadians didn’t know this either. Well there is and it’s called the NBL and many former college basketball players now coach in this league.

These former players now turned coaches are Robert Brickey (Duke) now coaches the Oshawa Power, Michael Ray Richardson (Georgetown) coaches the London Lightning, Mike Evans (Kansas State) coaches the Moncton Miracles, and Jaren Jackson (Georgetown) coaches the St. John Millrats.

But now you can add a new former college basketball player to this coaching fraternity and that is former Wichita State Shocker Cliff Levingston. Levingston will coach the Halifax Rainmen this season in the NBL. It took a long road for Levingston to get to this point in his coaching career.

In 2000, his coaching career began with the Fort Wayne Fury of the CBA and then in 2002, he became the head coach of the Dodge City Legends of the USBL, which is now a defunct league. As head coach of the Legends, he led them to a championship. Cliff Levingston has worked his way up the totem pole to get to this point in his coaching career.

To get prepared for the upcoming season, he will attend the draft and the NBL Canada combine with his cousin Andre Levingston, who is the owner of the Halifax Rainmen.


Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball,  a writer for Philly Sports Nut, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

Follow me on twitter @Jovan10 for Sixers, College Basketball, NFL, MLB, and all sports updates.

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