Justin Furr was named an assistant coach with Barry University men’s basketball in June 2013.
Furr is responsible for player development and instruction, recruiting and administrative duties.
In 2013-14, Furr helped coach Barry to a 19-9 record and trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Buccaneers finished fourth in the Sunshine State Conference, following a 9-7 league mark. Barry beat two ranked opponents, and opened the season with nine straight wins to earn a No. 25 national ranking. The Bucs ranked fourth in the nation in assists per game (18.9).
In 2012-13, Furr served as an assistant at Lynn University, where he was responsible for recruiting coordinator as well as be involved with on-floor coaching of guards, opponent scouting, fundraising, academic mentoring and all other facets of the program.
Prior to landing at Lynn, Furr served as assistant men’s basketball coach at NCAA DII Newberry College from 2010-12. The Wolves went a combined 29-26 during Furr’s tenure, and finished fourth in the South Atlantic Conference standings last season. He coached 2011 SAC All-Conference selection Tony Davis and 2012 Freshman of the Year and all-conference choice Dondray Walker. Furr also coached SAC All-Freshman Team choice Savad Garner, who transferred to Barry the same year he was named an assistant with the Buccaneers.
Prior to Newberry, Furr served as an assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington for four seasons from 2006-10. There, he served as the recruiting coordinator. In 2007-08, UNC-Wilmington put together the largest turnaround in NCAA Division I, going from 7-22 the previous year to 20-13. That same year, he helped recruit the No. 2-ranked class in the Colonial Athletic Association, according to Street and Smith's College Basketball magazine. He coached John Fields, who set the Wilmington record for blocked shots in a season with 59. Furr also instructed Keith Rendleman, who finished his career among the top 10 in scoring, blocks and rebounds. Another one of his players, Chad Tomko, finished among UNCW's career scoring, assists, steals and three-point leaders.
From 2004-06, Furr was an assistant at High Point University, where he served as the individual and team camp director, which produced over 110 teams. He assisted in the development of Arizona Reid, a two-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, who scored over 2,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds in his career. Furr also coached Danny Gathings, the 20004 Big South Conference Player of the Year.
Furr was the associate head coach at Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in 2003-04, where he coached Chad Eichelberger, who played professionally in Romania for Pitesti, in addition to logging stints in the American Basketball Association.
From 2001-03, Furr worked as an assistant at his alma mater, Wingate University. In 2001-02, his team advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, finishing 26-7. He coached Lorinza Harrington, who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies. His two Wingate teams had a combined record of 44-18.
Furr's coaching start began at Pfeiffer University in 1999. He was there for two years, serving on a staff that helped direct a team to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 after becoming the first team in conference history to run the table with an 18-0 record in 1999-00. Pfeiffer led the country in scoring that year. At the school, Furr recruited Rico Grier, a 1,000-point scorer who earned All-American honors. He also coached Nem Sovic and Terrence Baxter, both who earned All-American honors.
Furr played in college at Wingate, where he received his Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management in 1999.
He is married to Jen Furr. They have a son, Ezra.