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Maryland men's basketball names former James Madison coach Matt Brady as director of player personnel

Maryland men's basketball names former James Madison coach Matt Brady as director of player personnel
Matt Brady coaches James Madison during the 2015-2016 season. (Austin Bachand / Associated Press)

Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon named former James Madison and Marist coach Matt Brady as the team's new director of player personnel on Monday.

Brady, who served as an assistant at LaSalle last season, replaces Cliff Warren, who held the newly created position briefly before leaving to become an assistant at Massachusetts.

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In a statement released by the athletic department, Turgeon said, ''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.

"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."

Said Brady, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mark Turgeon and a very talented staff. 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."

Brady, 51, was the head coach at James Madison for eight seasons, compiling a record of 139-125, including four 20-win seasons. Inheriting a last-place team in 2008, Brady's first team won 21 games. He took the Dukes to the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Brady also spent four seasons at Marist, where one of his assistant coaches was current Maryland assistant Bino Ranson. He had three winning seasons there, including a 25-9 season in 2006-2007 when the Red Foxes won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title and went to the NIT.

In the job as director of player personnel, which Turgeon created this spring for Warren after naming Kevin Broadus as a fulltime assistant, Brady’s duties will be restricted to off-court duties that don’t include recruiting.

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