Aug. 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL. –
Stephen Giles, a member of the Orlando Magic scouting staff since 1992, has been named an assistant coach on the Florida State men’s basketball staff, announced by head coach Steve Robinson today. Giles joins Robinson’s staff after working with the Orlando Magic for eight years, most recently as their scouting coordinator.
“We are very excited about Stephen’s addition to our staff,” said Robinson. “His extensive expertise in both video technology and scouting add very positive dimensions to our program. Stephen also brings countless new and fresh ideas which will benefit our staff as well as our players. His knowledge of the game of basketball and his connections
at the next level will also be a tremendous asset to our program.”
In Orlando Giles was a member of the Magic coaching staff, overseeing the video scouting department while also serving as an advance scout. In addition, he assisted the Magic’s general manager and director of player personnel in the coordination of all college scouting. His duties also included assisting with on-floor practices, preparing all game-related scouting material and aiding in the preparation of training camp, summer league, draft day and free agent signings. Giles joined the Magic in 1992 as a video scout and was promoted to scouting coordinator in 1997.
During his first summer with the Magic, Giles served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Sunblasters of the USBL. He has also served in assistant coaching positions at Georgia Southern University and the University of North Carolina.
At Georgia Southern, Giles worked for a year as a graduate assistant coach while completing his master’s degree in sports management. In his one year there, the team compiled the best record in school history and made the NCAA Tournament.
The Erwin, N.C., native graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1990. At UNC, Giles served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Tar Heels’ junior varsity during the program’s 1990-91 Final Four season.