Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford has left the high school powerhouse to become an assistant coach at Missouri, both schools announced Monday.
Fulford has spent the last five seasons at Huntington Prep, where he compiled a 138-17 record and coached some of the best high school players in the country.
Andrew Wiggins played two seasons for Fulford and was the national player of the year last year before playing one season for Kansas. Wiggins is a possibility to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft later this week.
Fulford — a 1997 graduate of Marshall University — is the final addition to the new coaching staff of Kim Anderson, who was hired as head coach in April.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Rob to the Mizzou family,” Anderson said in a statement. “Rob is obviously an outstanding coach and he won at an incredible level at Huntington Prep. He is well-respected by his peers and will be a great asset to our program.
“One of Rob’s biggest strengths is his ability to build relationships with his young men. He gets the most out of his players because of those strong relationships and that’s exactly what we were looking for as we went about completing our staff.”
Huntington Prep is once again expected to be one of the top high school programs in the country this season. UK recruiting targets Montaque Gill-Caesar, Thomas Bryant and Miles Bridges are all expected to return to the team.
Huntington Prep announced Monday night that assistant coach Arkell Bruce will be the school’s new head coach.