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BU men’s basketball hires assistant coach Smith to round out staff

Julius Smith was head coach at District of Columbia from 2005-09

July 29, 2010

BU men’s basketball hires assistant coach Smith to round out staff

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton has hired former University of District of Columbia head coach Julius Smith as an assistant men’s basketball coach, the school announced today.

“We are pleased to add Julius Smith to our coaching staff,” interim athletics director Jim Norris said. “Julius has a wealth of experience and will be a nice addition to the solid staff we’ve formed this summer. Everyone on the search committee was impressed with Julius and confident he will be an outstanding teacher/coach for our program.”

Smith, a native of Washington, D.C., has 25 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently as the head coach at District of Columbia. His UDC teams produced double-digit wins in three of four years, highlighted by a 20-9 campaign in 2006-07. He also served as interim director of athletics at UDC in 2007-08.

Before that, Smith served as an assistant to head coach Mike Davis at Indiana University (2000-01) and also was mentored by Charles “Lefty” Driesell at James Madison (1989-91). His other collegiate stops were at Georgia Technical Institute (1980-81), Georgia State (1981-82), West Georgia (1982-86), Mississippi State (1986-89), Tulane (1991-99) and Southeastern Louisiana (1999-00). Smith was an assistant at Tulane for eight seasons under head coach Perry Clark.

Smith also worked as program director of the technology center with the National Urban League of Greater New Orleans (2001-02) and also served an independent consultant for three years, evaluating prospects for professional teams and also providing expertise for universities.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College in 1979.

TRANSACTION—Binghamton hired Julius Smith as assistant men’s basketball coach

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