Brandon Strassburger has been named the new head coach of the Oxbridge Academy boys’ basketball team. Strassburger is not new to the ThunderWolves’ basketball program. He served in the same role from 2016-2019, compiling a record of 63-18, winning three consecutive district championships, and making two appearances in the state “elite eight.” He was also a varsity assistant coach from 2012-2016.
“Words cannot express how excited I am to return to Oxbridge Academy,” Strassburger said. “Some of my fondest basketball memories were made at Oxbridge while coaching the ThunderWolves.” He added that, “My vision for the Oxbridge basketball program is to create a culture where our players are having fun and learning and competing on a high level. Our coaching staff will emphasize the importance of being good citizens in the community, great students in the classroom, and competitors on the court.”
Oxbridge Athletic Director Stan Ross said: “We are thrilled to name a leader of Brandon’s proven capabilities and passion for the sport of basketball as our next head coach. He has the experience of building a program from the ground up and leading it to a championship level.” Ross added that, “He also understands the meaning and balance of being a high school student-athlete. He will be a great addition to our Athletic Department.”
Before arriving at Oxbridge in 2012, he was an administrative coaching assistant to Hall of Fame Coach Rollie Massimino at Northwood University, for three seasons from 2009-2012. Responsibilities included assisting in the day-to-day operations of the team, player development, game statistics, and marketing. Aside from his previous stint as head basketball coach at Oxbridge, Strassburger was most recently head coach at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, for their collegiate JV program. He racked up three winning seasons and two conference champions during his three year stint.
Strasburger is also involved with Perseverance Basketball, an acclaimed, Palm Bach County-based instructional organization that runs basketball training, clinics, camps, and youth recreational leagues. In partnership with Oxbridge, he will be coordinating a series of Perseverance Basketball camps boys and girls ages 6-18 throughout the summer on the school’s campus. The first camp, which is co-ed and runs June 13-17, is dubbed Heat Week. All campers registered for this first week will receive two complimentary tickets to a Miami Heat game next season. There also is the possibility that Heat players, mascot, or dancers might participate in the camp as well. The dates for the camps that follow are: June 20-24 (coed); June 27-July 1 (co-ed); Aug. 1-5 (boys). The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost per week is $285. To register, visit www.perseverancebasketball.com.