George Mason names Kim English head men's basketball coach

Julius Long
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George Mason University has named Kim English as head coach of the men's basketball, the school announced on Tuesday.

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English, a native of Baltimore, joins the Patriots after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee for two seasons under one-time Mason head coach Rick Barnes. This season, English helped lead the Vols to a top-25 ranking and a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they were upset in the First Round by a 12th-seeded Oregon State.

Prior to his tenure with the Vols, English spent two seasons as a member of the University of Tulsa coaching staff and two seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado, helping the Buffs reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 NIT Tournament.

English was a standout guard at the University of Missouri and played professionally from 2012-2015 after getting drafted 44th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft. 

His announcement as head coach comes one week after the school parted ways with former head coach Dave Paulsen, after failing to make an NCAA Tournament in his six seasons. George Mason finished this season sixth in the Atlantic 10, after going 8-6 in conference play and 13-9 overall.