Men’s College Basketball
Rider Adds Luber to Staff
LAWRENCEVILLE—Former Penn State and Council Rock North star Ben Luber has joined the Rider University men’s basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations.
“We are excited to add Ben to our staff,” said Rider head coach Tommy Dempsey. “Ben was an outstanding player and I expect he will have a very bright future in the coaching profession.”
Luber graduated from Penn State University in 2007 ranked among the top 10 in Nittany Lion history in both assists and steals, serving as team captain as a junior and senior. As a junior he helped PSU advance to the National Invitation Tournament as the team’s Most Improved Player. As a freshman he was an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American selection by Street & Smith magazine.
“Rider University is a program that is dedicated to its academic and athletic excellence,” said Luber, who also serves as a coach at the Ben Luber Basketball Academy after playing two seasons professionally in Israel and Iceland. “I feel very fortunate to join a coaching staff that is truly passionate about the game of basketball.”
At Council Rock North Luber earned First Team All-State honors in 2003, setting school records for points (1,969), assists (562) and steals (236). He led the Indians to the Pennsylvania Sweet 16 as the Suburban One League Champions. He was twice the Bucks County Player of the Year.
Rider won 58 games over the last three years, the most in program history, and begins the 2009-10 season at Mississippi State November 13 and plays the home opener November 16 against Lehigh.