Pete Campbell has been named the new head coach of the AMCR Cobras. Campbell was a graduate of Virginia University. He is the seventh head coach in team history after spending the last couple of years as the assistant head coach.
“We are pleased that Campbell accepted our offer to coach the team, ” Cobras general manager Ted Scott said. “As shown last year, he’s been able to develop some of our young players while upholding our team philosophy. We think he is a terrific fit to continue our legacy and restore the Cobras back to their winning ways.”
Personally I am confident that he is the right person to continue our excellent basketball tradition in Costa Rica. He has put himself into a position to succeed by studying as an assistant the last couple of years. I think he’s in a great position to return this team to glory.
Before coming to the Cobras two years ago, Campbell was an assistant coach of the Bogota Bullets in Colombia. He helped them for three seasons, guiding several players to All League honors.
Before that he was a graduate assistant at Morehead State, and an unpaid volunteer coach at Weber State.
Campbell graduated from Virginia back in 2000. He did not have a distinguished college career but learned the ropes as a Cavalier. He majored in political science but knew all along that his heart was in coaching.
Campbell comes from a basketball family. His father was the head coach at Central Arkansas. His brother Chris is the assistant head coach at Texas Southern while his other brother Steve is a high school basketball coach in Illinois. It’s fair to say that coaching basketball is a family business.
If you are getting as excited as I am about the upcoming Cobras season sign up for your season tickets now. It’s going to be a solid 60 game season and I’m hoping for another return trip the playoffs. With Campbell manning the bench then I’m confident we will be a contender.