|Previous College:||Fort Wayne ‘14|
|Position:||Director of Basketball Operations|
Tommy Strine begins his third season at American in 2017. Prior to American, Strine spent one year at Richmond as the Video Coordinator and five years in administrative and coaching roles at the AAU and high school levels.
In his second season with the Eagles, Strine coordinated AU's International trip to Australia. He was responsible for travel, transportation, meals and coordinating with Basketball Travelers.
In 2015, Strine handled all travel, budget and equipment needs for the Eagles while also assisting the coaching staff with practice plans and video scouting. Strine helped coach Brennan run the Mike Brennan Camp and Elite Camp during the summer.
At Richmond, Strine oversaw all the video tasks under head coach Chris Mooney. In his only season with the Spiders, the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT as one of the top four seed in the postseason tournament. Strine also collaborated practice plans with the staff and was heavily involved in recruiting and scouting.
Prior to his stop in with the Spiders, Strine coached at Marion High School in Indiana where he led the tradition-rich school's 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 Indiana freshman James Blackmon Jr. while at Marion.
Strine began his coaching career as the President of Teams for Spiece Basketball in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During his time at Spiece, he oversaw the logistics and development of over 100 AAU teams, grades 3-12. He coached teams at all age levels while also running camps and providing individual workouts to the top players in Indiana.
Strine played one year collegiately at Anderson University before injuries cut short his career. He ranks in the top 50 in Indiana high schools all-time scoring list, scoring over 1,600 points. He has worked camps throughout the country, while also working with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBDL.
He graduated from Fort Wayne in June of 2014 and was married in August 2014 to his wife, Sarah. They reside in Arlington, Virginia.