After hitting the recruiting trail independently (in UK gear) for a few weeks, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen officially became Orlando Antigua’s replacement on the Kentucky bench today. UK made it official with a press release naming him John Calipari’s new assistant coach.
“It’s an honor to be part of a program that has the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball,” Rohrssen said in the release. “I was humbled when John Calipari asked me to become a member of his outstanding staff. Coach Cal embodies the meaning of the word ‘success.’ The way he prepares young men for their future, in both basketball and life, is remarkable. Additionally, I’m grateful to represent the most passionate fan base in sports, the Big Blue Nation.”
Coach Cal had this to say: “Barry has been part of my coaching family for the past 30-some years. We roomed together at Five Star as counselors, still in college, and have followed each others’ careers on the court closely. I’m thrilled with what he brings to our staff, both on court and off, in terms of coaching, recruiting and mentoring these young men.”
Welcome to the team, Slice.