Eric Snow joined the Florida Atlantic University coaching staff in May of 2014. In Snow, Curry hired an assistant coach that his players can trust as a person who knows how to set a goal of playing basketball at the highest level and how to work towards that goal. He has achieved success as a prepster, a collegiate player, member of the NBA where he played in the 2001 NBA Finals.
Snow came to FAU after two seasons at SMU (2012-14) where he worked under Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown as the Director of Player Development. Prior to Brown's arrival, the Mustangs were 13-19 and won four conference. In just two seasons, SMU moved from a 15-17 record in 2012-13 to a 27-10 mark in 2013-14 and a return to the nation's top-25, a spot the University has not enjoyed since 1984-85. The Mustang turnaround was accomplished through defense, something that Snow had honed during his six seasons as a Philadelphia 76er coached by Brown. SMU held opponents to a 38.5 field goal percentage in 2013-14 which was first in American Athletic Conference and seventh nationally. SMU earned a No. 1 seed in the NIT and reached the title game at Madison Square Garden, finished as runner-up. In 2012-13, the first season at SMU, the Mustangs held opponents to a 39.5 field goal percentage which led Conference USA and ranked SMU No. 29 nationally. That same season, SMU led C-USA in free throw percentage (.745) and was ranked second in scoring defense (62.7). SMU's ascension onto the national scene began with a recruiting class that was ranked as high as No. 14 nationally.
Snow's NBA career concluded after 13 NBA seasons and three franchises (1995-08). The second round draft pick (43rd overall of the 1995 draft) was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks before being traded to the Seattle Supersonics (1995-98) where he began his professional playing career. He then teamed with Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers (1998-2004) and concluded his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-08). He averaged 6.8 points, 5.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals for his career and played in the NBA Finals three times (1996, 2001, 2007).
Snow earned the 2005 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. He was also honored with the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the 1999-00 season and was selected as the 1998-99 Atlantic Division NBA Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Following his playing career, Snow worked as an analyst for NBA TV and for the Philadelphia 76ers' television broadcasts as well as NBA TV and Comcast Sports Network From 2009-12 he has managed Eric Snow Sports which included clinics, AAU teams, camps as well as tournament and other special events.
Snow played for Coach Jud Heathcote at Michigan State where he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big Ten Second Team and Team MVP. In his senior season (194-95), Snow served as the team's co-captain in addition he helped to guide to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and ended his final collegiate season collecting Michigan State team awards for scholarship and sportsmanship. He led MSU in assists and steals each of his final three seasons and finished his career third all-time at MSU in assists (599). While at Michigan State, Snow participated in the NCAA Tournament three times (1992, 1994 and 1995).
The Canton, Ohio, native, and his wife Carrie have six sons (Eric "EJ", Darius, Jarren, Noah, Graceson and Brayden). Snow earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State in 1995. His older brother, Percy Snow, played linebacker at Michigan State and then for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears of the NFL Snow, who served as the vice president of the NBA Players Union (NBPA) from 2003-2009, continues to give back to the community through scholarships, NBA partnerships and is scheduled to open the Eric Snow YMCA in 2014. He is the author of Leading High Performers: "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Fast, Fluid and Flexible Leader" (published in 2010) and gas served as a motivational speaker at events such as the Fireman's Convention and Walmart.
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Education: Michigan State in Business, 1995
Marital Status:Wife, Carrie
Family: "EJ", Darius, Jarren, Noah, Gracson and Brayden
2012-14 - Southern Methodist University (Director of Player Development)
1995-09 - NBA player