Eric Konkol, Miami
Miami Hurricanes
Assistant Coach
Wisconsin-Eau Claire ('00)
BankUnited Center/7,000

• Eric Konkol enters his first season at the University of Miami and eighth as a member of head coach Jim Larranaga's staff.

• He assists in all aspects of the program including recruiting, practices, individual player workouts and game preparation.

• Konkol previously worked with Larranaga at George Mason from 2002-05 and 2007-08 through last season.


Diary Series: Eric Konkol, Asst. Coach - Miami

Diary Series: Eric Konkol, Asst. Coach - Miami

We are now into the ACC tournament this weekend with hopes of playing well and putting ourselves in position for a possible NCAA tournament berth.  This past weekend, our University of Miami basketball program honored our first group of seniors at our last home game against Boston College.  We have a terrific group of people on our team and our three seniors have led the way.

Malcolm Grant
Brooklyn, NY

Malcolm is an exceptional shooter and one of the happiest guys I’ve been around.  He has an infectious personality, is always smiling, and makes a positive impression on everyone he meets.  He was recently selected to the University of Miami Iron Arrow Society which is the highest honor at the University.  He is an exceptional ambassador of our program and will be very successful in whatever he chooses to do after a long playing career.

DeQuan Jones
Stone Mountain, GA

I will always remember DeQuan because of how well he handled adversity this year.  He was unable to play in the first 10 games of his senior season.  In the meantime, he practiced extremely hard, was eager to learn our new system, and had the most positive outlook on his unfortunate situation.  His positive attitude has been impressive and has helped him have his best season of his career.  He has a lot of charisma and has a very bright future ahead of him.

Ryan Quigtar
Skyway, WA

Ryan made his first career start on Senior Day last Saturday and played very well.  Walk-ons have a difficult job and Ryan makes it look easy.  He is very smart and quickly picks up the plays of the teams we are preparing for, yet he knows every position of every play we run.  He always puts the team first and you trust him to make great decisions.  We have been very lucky to have him in our program and I’m excited to hear about all his future successes.

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I wanted to make the readers aware that three outstanding men at the University of Miami will be completing their eligibility, graduating, and will be professionals of some kind soon.  Jim Collins wrote in his book Good to Great, “Get the right people on the bus and then decide where to go.”  Malcolm, DeQuan, and Ryan are definitely the right people for any organization’s bus.  We look forward to following their futures and staying in close contact with them.


Eric Konkol

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