Now they can call him “Professor Larranaga.”
With his coaching responsibilities taking up much of his time, Larranaga will be a guest lecturer at several different classes in the School of Education and Human Development throughout the semester.
“We are delighted to have an exceptional educator like Coach Larranaga join our Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences,” Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky, Dean, School of Education and Human Development said in a news release. “He is a fantastic teacher on the court and in the classroom and our students stand to gain much from his experience and expertise.”
Larranaga is going into his third season with the Hurricanes, who won both the regular season and tournament title for the Atlantic Coast Conference last season.
“I’ve always seen myself as an educator,” Larranaga was quoted in the release. “I graduated with a degree in education, and I always planned to be a teacher.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of teaching young men the game of basketball, but I was also a member of the faculty in the school of management at George Mason University. That provided me an opportunity to interact with a large number of students and to be in a classroom environment, which I enjoy very much.
“Being a member of the faculty of the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development will give me the opportunity to interact with more students than ever before.”
The Hurricanes begin official practice next Friday, Sept. 27, then open the 2013-14 season with an exhibition game against Florida Tech on Oct. 30. They open the regular season on Nov. 8 against St. Francis (N.Y.) at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus.