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New coach to lead men’s basketball team


BROADUS
Kevin Broadus vowed to lead Binghamton to an America East conference championship when he was introduced this week as the new men’s basketball coach.

“I want you guys to experience post-season play,” Broadus told a crowd assembled in the Tau Bearcat Clubroom.

Broadus, an assistant coach at Georgetown University, has been a key recruiter for that program, which is headed to this weekend’s Final Four. He previously coached at George Washington, American University, the University of the District of Columbia and Bowie State University.

Broadus plans to bring an up-tempo, disciplined style of basketball to the Events Center as the new men’s head coach, he said this week. “It’s going to be the Binghamton system,” he said, dismissing comparisons to the Princeton Offense.

Joel Thirer, director of athletics, said he looked for someone with personal integrity and solid academic credentials who could make Binghamton a winner. “We are delighted to be able to have a coach of Kevin’s character; someone who has advanced his career in measured steps,” Thirer said. Broadus was ranked No. 6 on hoopscoop.com’s list of the Top 100 Assistant Coaches in the College Game Today.

Broadus, 43, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowie State in 1990 and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of the District of Columbia in 1995. He and his wife, Belinda, have four children.

Broadus replaces Al Walker, who stepped down after seven seasons at the helm.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08