In a move to help bolster his team's ability to continue getting the top high school players from the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon added former Georgetown assistant Kevin Broadus to his staff, the school announced Friday.
Broadus, who gained a reputation as a top recruiter during a time when the Hoyas were regularly beating out the Terps for local talent, replaces Cliff Warren, who moves into a newly created role of Director of Player Development.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Maryland basketball family," Turgeon said in a statement. "Kevin has a strong reputation as a tireless recruiter and is passionate about developing players on and off the court. He has extensive knowledge and experience as a coach and I am confident his ties to this region will be extremely valuable to our program."
Broadus, 53, sandwiched two different stints at Georgetown totaling nine years around a successful but controversial two-year head coaching career at Binghamton, where he led the team to the NCAA tournament in his second year but was forced to step down after admitting to commiting a violation for improper contact with a recruit. Broadus later sued the university and the State University of New York system for discrimination, and dropped the suit quickly after receiving a $1.2 million settlement.
During his time with the Hoyas, Broadus is credited with helping recruit five high school All-Americans and 11 future NBA players, including Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Otto Porter, Chris Wright, DuJuan Summers (McDonogh) and Henry Sims (Mount St. Joseph). Georgetown won three Big East titles and went to seven NCAA tournaments in Broadus' nine years, including reaching the Final Four in 2007.
"It is an honor and a privilege to work with Coach Turgeon," Broadus said in the statement. "I have watched him from afar and really admire him. He has been very successful everywhere he has been. I am excited to be a part of this program and continue to build on the success they have had at Maryland. I was born and raised here and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to stay home and coach at such a fantastic University."
Warren, who joined the staff four years ago after a nine-year head coaching tenure at Jacksonville University, had expressed an interest in getting off the road.
"Cliff shared his desire of tending to family matters and this new position will allow him to do so," Turgeon said. "He has been an outstanding mentor and role model to our team. Cliff will continue to play an integral role in supporting and guiding our student-athletes academically as well as helping them achieve success on and off the court."