Former Arizona State Sun Devils assistant men's basketball coach Anthony Coleman was mentioned Thursday during the ongoing trial about corruption in NCAA basketball recruiting in New York.
Per CBS Sports' Matt Norlander, FBI witness Marty Blazer testified under oath that Coleman was one of several assistant coaches who met with former sports agency employee Christian Dawkins and undercover FBI agents, but didn't receive any money because they weren't believed to have enough enough pull with prospects. Blazer also listed names of coaches who allegedly did receive money.
Dawkins was accused of soliciting bribes in order to influence recruits to attend Adidas-sponsored schools. He was found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud following a separate trial last year.
Other coaches from Arizona St (Anthony Coleman), Clemson (Steve Smith), UConn (Raphael Chillious), Texas A&M (Amir Abdur-Rahim) met w/ Dawkins, Blazer and undercover agents, but didn't receive $ b/c they weren't consider worthy enough yet, i.e. they didn't have pull w/ prospects— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 25, 2019
Coleman had served as an assistant under head coach Bobby Hurley since 2016, but he resigned after the 2018-19 season to pursue other opportunities. He is reportedly set to join Colorado's coaching staff.
Before taking the ASU job, Coleman spent time as USC's director of basketball operations and as an assistant manager of sports marketing at Adidas.