Primm Tapped to Fill Men's Basketball Vacancy

WEST PALM BEACH – The Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) athletic department is proud to announce the hiring of Terry Primm as the next head men’s basketball coach. Primm is the 11th head coach at Palm Beach Atlantic, and will be taking over for Stephon Leary, who announced his resignation in early April.

Primm, who will assume an office one block away from his previous one as the University’s recruiting coordinator, played for the Sailfish from 1995-1997, filling the team’s record books with his statistics.

In Primm’s two seasons as a player, the Sailfish posted records of 16-17 and 15-17. His average of 18.7 points per game currently stands in fourth place all-time for average points per game in a career. He also sits amongst the top five all-time in both two- and three-point percentages for a career, averaging 57.4% from the floor while making over 37 percent of his three-point attempts. Primm was also known on the defensive side of the court, averaging 2.41 steals per game to rank second all-time.

Primm’s coaching history includes a two-year stint as an assistant at Palm Beach Atlantic. He has also been active coaching AAU teams and instructing youth basketball clinics. The new coach founded the Top Performance Basketball Academy and has coached at both the Five-Star and Eastern Invitational prep basketball camps.

“I’m elated to be a part of the basketball program that I played for here at PBA,” said Primm. “As a player, I had a vision and a desire to give back to the University on a coaching level, and I will now get that opportunity.”

PBA’s athletic director, Bob White, also shared Primm’s excitement: “Terry Primm is an enthusiastic basketball coach who bleeds blue and white as a Sailfish alumnus,” notes White. “His passion for the game, love of the Lord and dedication to academic integrity makes him a perfect fit for this position.”

Primm takes over a team that went 3-27 in the 2006-07 basketball season. He will have a rather experienced squad to work with, as most of the team consists of juniors who joined the program under Leary as freshmen.

The new head coach was introduced at an 11 a.m. press conference on Tuesday.

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