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On April 5, 2005 Hernando Planells Jr. was named the first Vice President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach in Wyoming Golden Eagle history.  At 28 years old he is the youngest professional basketball coach in the country.


Coach “H” came to the Golden Eagles with a reputation for having a keen eye for talent. He has spent the last year working for Marty Blake who is the Director of Scouting for the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Since 1971, Marty Blake and Associates have provided professional basketball scouting and consulting to clients around the globe.  Planells evaluated players up and down the west coast for the 2005 NBA Draft. 


Prior to working for the NBA, Hernando founded ELITE athletic training which specialized in personal training and consulting services for athletes.  Through his work with ELITE, Hernando trained and assisted over a hundred athletes reach their goal of gaining a college scholarship or playing professionally.


From 2003 to 2005 Hernando served as assistant coach for Citrus College, one of the top Junior Colleges in the State of California.  While at Citrus he assisted the Owls in winning consecutive Tournament titles, post back-to-back winning season in 20 years, guided Citrus to its highest State ranking in school history (6th), established highest single season scoring average at 86ppg and defeated the regular season No. 1 ranked Los Angeles City College and California State Champions, Compton College. 


Hernando’s experience and background has also allowed him to be a technical advisor for Reelsports Solutions, (www.reelsports.net) on motion pictures including “Coach Carter” starring Samuel L. Jackson, “The Longest Yard” starring Adam Sandler and “Rebound” starring Martin Lawrence.  As a Technical Advisor on movies, he developed basketball choreography, personally trained the actors and coordinated tryouts and casting calls for athletes.


In 2002 Coach “H” was named the head coach for the Bouncers on SPIKE TV’s smash hit SLAMBALL.    His two year run with the Bouncers saw them qualify for the playoffs, lead the league in scoring and being voted the most “exciting team in Slamball”.


Other coaching stops include the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Los Angeles High School, Monrovia high school and Immaculate Heart High School in Tucson Arizona