Alex Groothuis

College Basketball Coach Alex Groothuis has over 15 years of experience training at the high school and college levels, and with the American Athletic Union. In 2008, Alex Groothuis joined the Palm Beach Community College's coaching staff while serving as Assistant Coach to Head Coach Tony Sheals. Since, 2009, he has served as Head Coach for the men's basketball team at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. As Head Coach of the Division I program, Alex Groothuis is charged with many duties including scouting opposing teams, leading team workouts and practices, recruiting players, ensuring team members maintain academic eligibility, overseeing schedules and travel plans, and managing the team’s budget. Alex Groothuis' professional coaching career began with directing several well-known basketball camps, including Five Star, Eastern Invitational, Fordham University, Hofstra University, and Syracuse University. In 1999, Alex Groothuis held his first college coaching position as the Assistant Basketball Coach at Brooklyn College in New York. In 2001, he took an opportunity to move abroad and assist Coach Herb Brown in training the Maccabi USA team for an international competition in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. That endeavor resulted in his team earning a gold medal. In 2001, Alex Groothuis returned to the United States and was appointed to the role of Assistant Coach at Wagner College located on Staten Island in New York. He subsequently accepted the position of Director of Basketball Operations at Fordham University in 2003. In this capacity, Alex Groothius managed all aspects of the Division I basketball program's activities and operations. In 2004, he shifted out of his managerial position and into that of Assistant Coach for Fordham University's basketball team. Prior to moving to Florida and joining the staff of Palm Beach Community College, Alex Groothuis had the distinction of serving as Co-Head Coach of the Nike Team Florida AAU team, which is ranked #1 in the 15 and Under category.