Tommy Strine is in his first season as the Director of Operations with the Cleveland State men's basketball program.
He serves as the Horizon League representative on the NABC Assistant Coaches Committee.
Strine arrives at CSU after serving as the Director of Basketball Operations at American University for the last three years where he was the primary day-to-day administrator within the basketball office, coordinating team travel, managing the budget and equipment needs and assisting with video and summer camps.
During the 2016-17 season, Strine worked with Basketball Travelers to coordinate every aspect of American's international trip to Australia.
Prior to his time at American, Strine spent one year as the video coordinator at Richmond where he oversaw all video tasks, helping the team advance to the quarterfinals of the NIT as one of the top four seeds in the tournament.
Before his stop with the Spiders, Strine coached at Marion High School in Indiana where he led the tradition-rich JV team and was an assistant coach on the varsity team. His responsibilities included player development, scouting and game-plan preparation. Marion was ranked in the top-10 in Indiana's AP poll and finished the season with 18 wins. Strine helped coach and develop McDonald's All-American and former Indiana standoutJames Blackmon Jr., while at Marion.
He began his coaching career at the President of Teams for Spiece Basketball in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he oversaw logistics and development of over 100 AAU teams. In addition, he coaches teams at all age levels, while also running camps and providing individual workouts to the top players in Indiana. Strine has worked camps throughout the country and also has experience working with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBDL.
Strine played one year of college basketball at Anderson University before injuries cut his career short. He scored more than 1,600 points in high school, ranking in the top-100 on the Indiana high school all-time scoring list.
He is a 2014 graduate of Fort Wayne.
Strine and his wife, Sarah, were married in 2014 and reside in Westlake.