Former NFC Hoops Star Grabs Coaching Gig at Newberry

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Jeremy Luther was named head coach of the Newberry College Indians basketball team early Tuesday morning. The past few years, Luther was an assistant basketball coach at Mercer.

A standout performer at North Florida Christian High School, Jeremy was named the Player of the Year in North Florida and led the entire sunshine state averaging over 30 points per game.

Upon graduation, Coach Luther attended Robert Morris College for one season and played all 28 games as a freshman. He then transferred to Liberty University where he remained for two years before moving on to Covenant College. In two years (1995-97) at Covenant, Jeremy scored 1,300 points and was an NAIA Division II All-American. He was the fourth leading scorer in the country at 26 points per game.

Coach Luther played professionally prior to entering the coaching ranks. He was a member of the Athletes in Action squad that toured Australia and New Zealand and he also spent time with the Dakota Wizards of the IBA.

From 1998-2000, he finished his degree at North Greenville College in South Carolina while serving as the assistant men's basketball coach. He also met his wife, Ginny, at North Greenville.