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Gimbel Named Associate Director of MBB Operations

Gimbel Named Associate Director of MBB Operations

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga announced Friday the hiring of Joe Gimbel as associate director of basketball operations.

A former DIII assistant coach and DI graduate assistant with an extensive background in the sport, Gimbel fills the spot vacated by Jeff Dyer, who was promoted to director of basketball operations.

“I’m happy to welcome Joe into the Miami basketball program,” Larrañaga said. “As soon as I met him, I knew he was the type of person we were looking for to fill this position. Joe is a hard worker with a strong basketball mind; he will benefit our program greatly.”

Gimbel served as an assistant coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., for the first nine months of 2021. There, as the lone assistant on staff, Gimbel played a role in on-court coaching, recruiting and film breakdown. He also assisted with logistics and operations for the Shoremen.

From June 2018 through May 2020, Gimbel worked at his alma mater, Temple University, as a graduate assistant. His role within the program—first under the legendary Fran Dunphy and then under ex-NBA standout Aaron McKie—included, as permissible, assisting coaches with on-court instruction, as well as aiding with film review and overseeing student managers.

The preceding four years, Gimbel served as a student manager for the Owls, all under Dunphy. Gimbel aided the coaching staff with logistics, facility upkeep and, as permissible, on-court work.

“I am incredibly grateful to Jim Larrañaga for giving me this amazing opportunity to learn under his tutelage and join such a prominent program at the highest level of college basketball. It is truly an honor to be a Miami Hurricane,” Gimbel said. “I’d also like to express my thanks to the coaches at Temple University and Washington College—especially Fran Dunphy, Aaron McKie and Aaron Goodman—for their support and guidance.”

Gimbel has worked both the Fran Dunphy Basketball Camp and the University of Pennsylvania Day Camp, handling various roles such as fundamentals instruction, coordinating operations and officiating.

The Philadelphia native has also served as a runner for the Hoop Group at multiple camps, as well as for the Under Armour Association at its AAU Finals. His duties included filming games and maintaining facilities.

Gimbel graduated from Temple in 2018 with a degree in sports & recreation management. He added a master’s degree in sports business from the school in 2020. Gimbel also earned a HarvardX Certificate in exercising leadership in July 2020.

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