Gates finalizes men’s basketball coaching staff
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Whitten Family Men’s Basketball Head Coach Denis Gates announced the remaining members of its inaugural coaching staff. Michael Fly joined the team of Director of Screening and Analytics, Ryan Charbaugh as assistant head coach, Matt Cline as Chief of Staff, Chase Goldstein as Director of Basketball Operations, Sean Conat as Director of Basketball Sports Performance, Dalon King as Scouting Coordinator and Perin Foote as player development coordinator.
“Today we officially announce the end of our basketball team,” Gates said. “In assembling this group of teachers, we sought out individuals who embody our eight core values in addition to their passion and success rate in mentoring and development. I am delighted to welcome them and their families, at Columbia. I am even more thrilled to see them impacting our current and future student-athletes here at Mizzou.
Ryan Charbaugh – Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Sharbaugh arrives in Colombia after spending time working for Gates at Cleveland State. Sharbaugh was an assistant coach for three years for the Vikings, helping lead the CSU program to back-to-back Horizon League championships. He was the team’s defensive coordinator, helping guide two consecutive Horizons Defensive Players of the Year.
Matt Cline – Leader
Cline arrives in Missouri after spending the 2021-22 season as a special assistant to the head coach at Cleveland State. Prior to arriving in Cleveland, Cline spent four years as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan where he was named one of the “50 Most Influential Mid-Major Assistants” in 2020. Cline has first joined the Eagles program as Director of Basketball Operations from 2014-16.
Chase Goldstein – Director of Basketball Operations
Prior to coming to Columbia, Goldstein spent three seasons under Gates as director of basketball operations at Cleveland State. Goldstein also worked with Gates at Florida State, most recently as video coordinator from 2017 to 2019. Goldstein was part of four NCAA Tournament teams for the Seminoles, including the team’s 2018 Elite Eight race.
Michael Fly – Director of Screening and Analysis
Fly joins the Tigers after spending four seasons as head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University and going 22-12 last season. Fly spent a total of 11 seasons in Fort Myers, Fla., beginning his time as an assistant coach. He was part of the Eagles’ Sweet 16 run in 2013 and a total of three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Sean Conat – Director of Athletic Performance
Conaty comes to Mizzou with more than 10 years of strength and conditioning experience, including the 2021-22 season at Oregon State working directly with the men’s basketball program. Prior to Oregon State, Conaty was sports performance director for Olympic Sports in Buffalo. At Buffalo, he was responsible for the men’s basketball and volleyball programs in addition to overseeing the Olympic sports performance department of four full-time strength and conditioning coaches who served over 300 student-athletes.
Dalon King – Scouting Coordinator
King spent all five years at Cleveland State and worked under Coach Gates for the past three years, primarily as assistant manager of basketball operations. While at CSU, his duties included assisting the coaching staff with on-campus recruiting visits, supervising the team of graduate assistants, and coordinating team travel and meals.
Perin Foote – Player Development Coordinator
Foote joins the Tigers after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Cleveland State, helping the team win two Horizon League championships and two playoff appearances. Prior to his time in Cleveland, Foote spent four years as Florida State general manager under Leonard Hamilton. In his role there, he assisted with scouting reports, on-field development and match preparations. While at Florida State, the Seminoles made four straight NCAA appearances, including an Elite Eight appearance. Foote helped develop nine NBA draft picks, including Malik Beasley, Terrance Mann and Scottie Barnes.
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