(San Rafael, CA) Booker T. Harris, a member of the USF Donsí NCAA Division I tournament team in 1998 who was the top assistant coach for NCAA Div. II perennial powerhouse Metro State in Denver the past two seasons, has been named the new menís head basketball coach at Dominican University of California, the University announced today.
A two-time member of the WCCís All-Academic team, Harris played for Coach Phil Mathews at USF where he graduated in 1999. The 6-foot-1 guard played three seasons for the Dons and was a member of USFís WCC tournament championship team in 1998. The Dons lost in the opening round of the NCAA tournament that year to Utah, which played all the way to the NCAA tournament championship game.
Harris, a native of San Francisco, went to USF from Bridgemont High School, a private Christian college preparatory school in Daly City. At Bridgemont, Harris averaged nearly 28 points a game in his senior year playing for Booker Harris Sr., his father. The USF-bound guard left Bridgemont as the schoolís all-time leading scorer until his younger brother, Eddy, surpassed him three years later. Eddy is currently an assistant coach at Skyline Junior College in San Bruno.
i know booker peripherally; his sister was a freshman during my senior year at bridgemont. good for him -- he's a great representative of both BHS and USF.