The Maryland men’s basketball team has added South Carolina assistant coach Bruce Shingler to Mark Turgeon’s staff, the school announced Monday, filling the void left by Bino Ranson, who left last month for a position at DePaul.
Shingler, a Bladensburg, Maryland native, was on the Gamecocks staff for the last five seasons, helping lead them to the program’s first Final Four appearance in the 2016-17 season. He also served as an assistant at Towson from 2012-16 and spent time on the staff at Morgan State and Kansas State.
“I am excited to welcome Bruce to our coaching staff as he makes his return to the DMV,” Turgeon said in a news release. “Bruce was born and raised in PG County and knows the region extremely well, having also coached at Towson and Morgan State, and on the AAU circuit. He checked all the boxes as a coach and recruiter and shares our program’s values. We look forward to Bruce and his family joining us in College Park.”
A three-year starter at St. Augustine’s College, Shingler’s addition should give the Terps a healthy connection to the DMV recruiting area after the departure of Ranson, a Baltimore native who helped bring in some of the program’s top local products. Shingler coached the boy’s team at Bladensburg High in Prince George’s County for one season and also coached AAU for the DC Assault 17U team.
“I’m extremely thankful to Mark Turgeon for the opportunity to join the coaching staff and return to Maryland where I was born and raised. It is a dream come true,” Shingler said. “I’ve respected Mark Turgeon in this business for a long time for his work ethic, his desire to win, his passion for his players and his ability to lead young men down paths for success.
“Maryland’s basketball tradition and fan base is unmatched and I look forward to the challenge of meeting the standard of Terrapin basketball. On a personal note, Maryland is home. I grew up a Terp attending games at Cole Field House. My mother lived right across the street from campus. My wife, Lauren, went to St. John’s College High School. We can’t wait to get to campus and hit the ground running.”
The team also promoted former Greg Manning Jr. to director of basketball operations to replace Mark Bialkoski, who left for an assistant coaching position at East Tennessee. And the team hired Brendon Petty, a former graduate assistant who spent the last season with Detroit Pistons, as its new video coordinator.
This story has been updated.