After news surfaced a few days ago that Maryland assistant Kevin Broadus was their choice, Morgan State made the news official on Thursday. This is the second head coaching opportunity for Broadus, who has spent the majority of his coaching career in and around his native Washington, DC.
“Kevin Broadus embodies all of the characteristics that we desired in the hiring of our next head men’s basketball coach,” AD Dr. Edward Scott said in a statement. “Throughout his career, Kevin has built a tremendous reputation for his ability to recruit outstanding talent and developing his student-athletes on and off the court. His prior experience as a head coach and strong relationships in the DMV area will be a valuable asset to our program.”
Broadus has been at Maryland for the past two years and spent a total of nine seasons on John Thompson III‘s staff at Georgetown. Other assistant coaching stops in DC include stints at George Washington, American and District of Columbia. His alma mater, Division II Bowie State, is located about 35 miles south of the Morgan State campus in Baltimore.
“On behalf of my family, we are extremely honored and excited to join Morgan State University and to become a part of an institution steeped in the tradition of athletic excellence,” Broadus said. “We look forward to working with the student-athletes, administration, and campus community at Morgan and bringing an exciting brand of basketball to Baltimore.”
As the head coach at Binghamton for two seasons, Broadus improved the Bears’ from 14 to 23 wins and won the 2009 America East title and America East Tournament to reach the Big Dance. He would later accept a buyout following an NCAA investigation that ultimately ended with no penalties for Broadus or the program.
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