About Coach Burroughs
Eugene Burroughs is a highly experienced basketball coach, player development leader and former Division I star who currently serves as Head Coach of the Princeton Day School Varsity Boys Basketball team. Additionally, Coach Burroughs supports the School as Admission Associate and Athletics Liaison in the PDS Admission Office.
With a more than 20-year career coaching at both the collegiate and professional levels, Coach Burroughs brings a tremendous amount of coaching experience to the Panther Varsity Boys Basketball team. Most recently, Coach Burroughs worked in the NBA’s G league as Associate Head Basketball Coach of the Aqua Caliente Clippers in Ontario, Canada, and Head Basketball Coach of the Delaware ’87ers (now the Delaware Blue Coats) in Wilmington, DE, after spending two years as a Shooting Coach with the Philadelphia ’76ers.
His 18-year collegiate coaching career included assistant coaching positions at American University, Hofstra University and Marist College, and associate head coaching roles at the US Naval Academy and Penn State University. At Hofstra, he was an assistant for current Villanova Head Coach and two-time NCAA Tournament winner Jay Wright. Coach Burroughs was a talented player in his own right as a former Division I team player, captain and NCAA All-Rookie Team selection at the University of Richmond. A graduate of the Episcopal Academy outside of Philadelphia, he also has a deep appreciation for the role athletics plays at a top-tier independent school.
PDS Athletic Director Katie Fay stated: “I’m thrilled to be able to bring a coach of Eugene’s caliber to Princeton Day School. He has had great success coaching at both the collegiate and professional levels, so he understands what it takes for players to compete at the next level and how to get there.”