Kahn; third coach in three years for men’s basketball

By Danielle Feole
August 28, 2008

After five different coaching careers, Marcus Kahn was named Cabrini’s head basketball coach. Kahn will become the fifth men’s basketball head coach in Cabrini’s 34-year program history. He will be the third coach at Cabrini in three years.

“I think he’s going to bring a new style of play and up tempo to the court,” assistant basketball coach Saleem Brown said.

Kahn was born and raised in Hampford, Calif. He has been dedicated to basketball ever since grade school. He attended college at the University of Redlands in Southern California. He found the passion of coaching through summer camps.

From California, he moved to Iowa where he helped coach at Grandview College. He then traveled to the East Coast where he was a graduate assistant at Wesley College and worked for his masters and coached for two years.

After leaving Wesley, Kahn became assistant coach at Albright College in Reading, Pa. for one year. His companionship with the head coach paid off, when they decided to travel to Shepherd University in West Virginia together, where he stayed for one year.

With a tremendous amount of traveling under his belt and becoming an experienced assistant coach, Kahn scored his first head coaching career at the Greensburg branch of the University of Pittsburgh, where he coached for six years before coming to Cabrini.

When asked why Kahn chose to coach for the Cavaliers, he replied, “Honestly, Cabrini.”

“I knew of the strong basketball and academic tradition at Cabrini,” Kahn said. He was familiar with Cabrini from his two years at Wesley.

Though he traveled five hours from his home, he feels he made the right choice in Cabrini.

“Cabrini has the best Division III facility and the best facility in our region,” Kahn said.

Kahn will take on a program ranked sixth in all-time winning percentage among NCAA Division III programs.

“I will take the reins and keep the cart moving,” Kahn said.

Danielle Feole

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