South Puget Sound Community College has named Aaron Landon its new mens basketball coach, replacing Curtis Nordwood, who resigned in March after three seasons coaching the Clippers.
Landon spent the past two seasons as a assistant men's basketball coach at NAIA Concordia University in Portland under head coach Brad Barbarick, where he was in charge of academic support, as was involved with recruiting, scouting and practice and game preparation.
Landon, a native of Davis, Calif., has experience with junior-college basketball as a player at Monterey Peninsula College and an assistant coach at Santa Monica College before his two years at Concordia. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of La Verne and recently received his masters degree in education from Concordia. In addition to his head-coaching duties at SPSCC, Landon also will be an on-campus Educational Planner.
"I am honored and excited to be the next head men's basketball coach at South Puget Sound Community College" Landon said in a release. "I feel that SPSCC is investing in the men's basketball program by bringing me on full time as head basketball coach and Educational Planner. I am proud to be part of the SPSCC family and look forward to calling Olympia home. I am going to build the men's basketball program into something that is really exciting for SPSCC students, staff, fans, alumni and the community of Olympia. Community College basketball is very special to me, I have been a part of it as a player and as a coach. This is a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to connecting with anybody who has an interest in our program."