Randy Monroe

Randy Monroe (born April 22, 1962)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Thomas Jefferson Rams (Head coach: Jimmy Reilly)
Current conference: Central Atlantic College College (CACC, Div II)
Teams coached: UMBC Retrievers
UMBC record: 85-159 (.348)
Overall record: 85-159 (.348)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Thomas Jefferson (asst)
2004-2012 UMBC
1994-2004 UMBC (asst)
1993-1994 Vanderbilt (asst)
1988-1993 La Salle (asst)
1985-1987 Cheyney (asst)

Randy Monroe Facts

  • Randy Monroe
  • Born April 22, 1962
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Cheyney University (BS, 1987)
  • Played for legendary Philly head coach Speedy Morris at Roman Catholic HS (PA)
  • After starting out at D-II Philadelphia U playing for legendary head coach Herb Magee from 1981-84
    • Finished his career at D-II Cheyney (PA) and got his start coaching there, working under Charles Songster for two years as an assistant
    • Inducted into the Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Assisted Dave “Lefty” Ervin at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia during the 1987-88 season
  • Joined Speedy Morris‘ staff at La Salle, working with the Explorers for five seasons
    • During that tenure, he was part of three NCAA Tournaments, one NIT and two MAAC titles
  • Spent one season assisting Jan van Breda Kolff at Vanderbilt before arriving at UMBC in 1994
  • Was an assistant under Earl Hawkins for one season and Tom Sullivan for nine seasons
    • Became the Retrievers’ head coach in 2004, going 85-159 over eight years at the helm
    • His 2007-08 team went 24-9 and swept the America East regular season and Tournament titles
      • That team appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history
    • Monroe resigned in 2012 following three straight seasons in which UMBC won 5 or fewer games
  • In 2014, after a few years away, Monroe became head boys basketball coach at Brandywine HS (DE)
  • Returned to Philly in 2016 to become an assistant to his former mentor Morris at St. Joseph’s Prep
  • Reunited with Magee in 2020, joining his staff at the former Philadelphia U (now Thomas Jefferson U) as an assistant coach
    • Stayed with the D-II program following Magee’s 2022 retirement, working under new head coach Jimmy Reilly

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