Daniel Pressman promoted to interim head men’s basketball coach

Interim head men's basketball coach Daniel Pressman.
Pressman was promoted as interim head coach on Dec. 7. (Dec. 10, 2023)

HIALEAH, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2023) – Florida National University’s red-hot men’s basketball team (3-5) will have a new leader in the locker room, as first-year assistant coach Daniel Pressman will take over head coaching responsibilities for the Conquistadors. Pressman’s promotion follows the departure of former head coach Marcos Molina on Dec. 7. 

Florida National has been on a winning streak as of late, defeating No. 17 Ave Maria University at home 88-78 in late November and outlasting Keiser University 87-84 on Dec. 6. Pressman made his debut against the No. 24 St. Thomas University Bobcats Dec. 9, but FNU fell short of an upset 83-75. 

Pressman came to FNU from Florida International University, where the Florida native served as a graduate assistant and student manager for the Panthers. As a grad assistant, Pressman gained experience in scouting, cutting film and skill training while earning a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

Pressman and the Conquistadors look to go 2-0 against AMU this season with a 7:30 p.m. contest in Ave Maria, Fla., on Dec. 12. 

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