Turgeon adds former JMU head coach Matt Brady to staff

Scott Greene, Publisher
Terrapin Sports Report

Maryland has hired LaSalle assistant coach Matt Brady as director of player personnel, head coach Mark Turgeon announced on Monday.

The 51-year-old Brady replaces Cliff Warren, who recently accepted a bench position on new UMass head coach Matt McCall's staff.

The director of player personnel position was created for Warren, coinciding with the hiring of newest Terps assistant Kevin Broadus.

Brady brings a wealth of experience to College Park, including 12 seasons as a Division I head coach. He most recently spent eight seasons as the head coach at James Madison, winning the Colonial Athletic Association tournament during the 2012-2013 season and earning an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

''Matt is a very accomplished head coach and assistant who under his leadership and direction led various basketball programs to unprecedented heights during his tenure," Turgeon said in a statement. "His proven track record in player development and his experience as a head coach at the Division I level will greatly benefit our staff and student-athletes. Matt will make a seamless transition to our staff and we are very excited to welcome him to our basketball program."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mark Turgeon and a very talented staff," Brady said. “I have long admired Coach Turgeon's coaching accomplishments and have known and followed him throughout each of his successful stops. Maryland Basketball is poised for even greater success and I am really looking forward to contributing to this outstanding program."

Prior to leading the program at James Madison, Brady was the head coach at Marist for four seasons from 2004-08. He will be reunited with former assistant Bino Ranson at Maryland, who he worked with for three seasons at Marist.

A 1987 Siena graduate and a native of Haddon Heights, N.J., Brady was a Division I assistant coach for 17 seasons at Rhode Island (1987-89), Wagner (1989-93) and Saint Joseph's (1993-04).

Brady, who started 92 games as a player at Siena and finished his career as the program's all-time assists leader (593), was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1993.

A standout at Haddon (N.J.) Paul VI, Brady was enshrined in the Camden County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

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