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For Immediate Release: April 30, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU basketball coach Broadus adds two assistants
Former UMBC assistant Anderson, South Florida aide Allen hired

bubearcatsVESTAL, N.Y. - New Binghamton University men's basketball coach Kevin Broadus has hired two assistant coaches to join his program, the school announced today. Don Anderson and Julius Allen join a staff that also includes eighth-year aide Lawrence Brenneman.

"I'm ecstatic to get both Don and Julius to come to Binghamton," Broadus said. "They each have over 20 years of college coaching experience and will bring a whole lot of support to me and the program. Both Don and Julius are good big men coaches who also have administrative skills. They have great basketball knowledge and I'm fortunate to have them, though it probably won't be for long because they are very well respected in the business."

Anderson, who has more than 24 years of college coaching experience, comes directly from America East member UMBC, where he served as an assistant coach last season. Prior to that, he was the senior associate head coach at Coppin State University for four years and also coached at Mt. St. Mary's College (Md.) and Gettysburg, where he was head coach for the Division III program from 1985-89.

"Don is an excellent on-court coach who has direct knowledge of the America East," Broadus said. "He has coached a lot of good players and is also good with community relations."

At. Mt. St. Mary's Anderson worked alongside legendary coach Jim Phelan for 13 years (1989-2002), helping that program advance to the NCAA Division I tournament in 1995 and 1999.

Anderson was a four-year starter and 1,000-point scorer at Franklin & Marshall College, where he led the Diplomats to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1978-79.

He graduated from F&M with a bachelor's degree in history in 1982.

Allen served as an assistant at Big East member University of South Florida for two years, but has roots in the Northeast. A Bronx native, Allen has had stops at Howard University (2003-04), Northeastern (2001-02), Towson (1999-01) and McNeese State (La.) (1998-99) in his coaching career. While at McNeese State, he recruited players who led the Cowboys to back-to-back Southland Conference regular season titles in 2000-01 and 2001-02. He also spent time at LIU (1995-98) and as head coach of the Westchester Stallions of the USBL (1992-95).

His playing career included two years at Oklahoma City Southwestern Junior College, one season at Oregon State and his final collegiate campaign at Southern Nazarene University (Okla.), where he graduated with a degree in sociology.

"Julius comes from the highest level, having coached in the Big East," Broadus said. "He has recruited a lot of great ball players and will be a valuable asset for us."

TRANSACTIONS
Binghamton (N.Y.) hired Don Anderson and Julius Allen as men's basketball assistant coaches

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