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UNCG women’s basketball has added Ido Singer as an assistant coach, head coach Trina Patterson announced on Aug. 16, 2018. Singer brings over 10 years of basketball coaching experience as a scout, assistant and head coach.
“I am excited to have Ido join our coaching staff,” said Patterson. “He brings years of teaching and coaching experiences on all levels as both a head and assistant coach. He represents excellence, enthusiasm and hard work, but more importantly he’s an even better person. His knowledge of the game is valuable, and we are thrilled to have him be a part of the Spartan family.”
"I feel so fortunate to have such an opportunity to become a part of the Spartan family, as well as working under coach Patterson and alongside the rest of the staff,” said Singer. “From our very first interaction, I felt that I wanted to be a part of coach Patterson's vision for this program. This department as a whole is teeming with wonderful people operating with great intent towards the same goal. It’s an exciting time to be a Spartan!”
Singer served as the head coach of the NAIA school Fisher College (Mass.) from 2016 to 2017 and brought the team to a 12-14 record during the 2016-17 season, which was the highest total wins for the women's basketball program. He helped guard Aliyanah McIntosh earn Second-Team All-Conference, and the Association of Independent Institutions Newcomer of the Year award.
Singer also served as a head girls basketball coach for Mass Huskies AAU from 2015 to 2016, coaching multiple teams, as well as having an active role in Huskies player development training and camps.
Previously Singer was the director of operations at UMass Lowell for the 2014-15 season. He was responsible for the daily program operations including his involvement with practices, the coordination of team travel, meals, and recruiting.
In 2013 Singer was the women’s basketball assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. Along with coaching at Nichols, he became the boys’ program director and girls’ and boys’ basketball coach for the MT Elite AAU program.
As the head coach of Heschel High School in New York from 2009-12, Singer brought the team to their first postseason appearance in 10 years. In June 2011, he founded an elite basketball skills development service, IdoBasketball, that has conducted over 100 skills clinics in the New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts areas. The basis of the programs is specialization in cutting edge techniques and approaches to skill development through the improvement of footwork, agility and balance.
Singer played professional basketball from 1996 until 2003 for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel, as well as a few other teams. Playing in the Israeli League, he was a part of a Maccabi Tel Aviv team that won the 1996 championship. He spent 2002-2003 serving as a pro scout in Israel, as well.
Singer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Capella University in Minnesota.