Joins Appalachian State Men’s Basketball StaffCollege Sporting News
...Toby Madison Joins Appalachian State Men's Basketball Staff
BOONE, N.C. – Head Coach Houston Fancher has announced the hiring of Toby Madison
to the men's basketball staff as an assistant coach at Appalachian State University
.Madison joins the staff following the departure of Joel Haskins.
A native of Washington, Ind., Madison
earned an NCAA postgraduate scholarship in 2000.He
spent the past two years at Indiana University
recently completed course work for a master's degree in secondary education, specializing in biology.
"We are extremely pleased to be adding Toby Madison
to the ASU family," said Fancher."Toby
played for four quality coaches in his
collegiate career and played a vital role in leading each of those teams to post-season play.He
is an intelligent, hard-working individual who is exactly what we need to complete our staff."Madison received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of South Alabama in 1998.
As a senior, he
led the team in scoring with 15.0 points and 2.9 assists per game.Madison
was a part of the Jaguars' back-to-back Sun Belt regular season and tournament championship teams in 1997 and 1998.South Alabama earned trips to the NCAA Tournament both seasons.
Named Sun Belt tournament MVP in 1998, he
was selected to the Sun Belt All-Conference team by the coaches and media.In his
final collegiate game, Madison
was named CBS Player of the Game against Illinois in the 1998 NCAA West Regional.Madison
was awarded the inaugural Sun Belt Sportsmanship Award and also earned District IV GTE Academic All-America honors in 1998.A long-range shooter, he
was awarded the national AT&T Long Distance Award for the highest three-point goal shooting percentage (64 percent) during January of 1998.He
finished the season shooting 48 percent from behind the arc as a senior.Beginning his collegiate playing career at the University of Evansville, Madison was a member of the 1994 Midwestern Collegiate Conference co-champion team that played in the National Invitational Tournament.
1994-95 season at Evansville, he
averaged 9.2 points per game and led the team in assists.Madison
participated in the 1996 NJCAA National Tournament after transferring to Wabash Valley College
helped lead Wabash Valley to the Great Rivers Athletic Conference title and Region XXIV tournament crown.Madison
also boasts professional playing experience.He
played one season for the Qui Wei Zewn Yuen professional basketball club in China where he
averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.