Release: March 26, 2007
tabs Georgetown assistant Broadus for head basketball post
VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University will introduce Kevin Broadus as its new men's basketball coach at a 3 p.m. press conference today at the Events Center. Broadus served the last three years as an assistant at Georgetown University, and has 17 years of college coaching experience. He replaces Al Walker, who stepped down after seven seasons at the helm.
"From the beginning I was looking for someone with great personal integrity, great academic integrity, and someone who knows how to win," Director of Athletics Joel Thirer said. "We are delighted to be able to have a coach of Kevin's character; someone who has advanced his career in measured steps. He has been a winner everywhere he's been, and I'm confident that he will be a winner with Binghamton University."
Broadus (pronounced BROH-dus), a 43-year-old Washington, D.C. native, has been a key recruiter for a Georgetown program that will be playing in the NCAA Final Four this weekend. He was ranked No. 6 by online publication hoopscoop.com on their list of the Top 100 Assistant Coaches in the College Game Today and is known for his strong recruiting ties, particularly in the competitive scholastic hotbed of Washington, D.C.
At Georgetown, Broadus worked alongside head coach John Thompson III, and the Hoyas' recent national resurgence is a direct result of his recruiting success in the D.C. metro area. This year's squad won both the regular season and post-season Big East titles before advancing through the first four rounds of the NCAA tournament. The 2004-05 team went 19-13 and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals, and last year's team went 23-10 and reached the NCAA "Sweet 16." (AP Photo)
"I look forward to coming to Binghamton," Broadus said. "I believe the program is untapped with all the support it has - both in terms of fan base and resources. We should be gunning to win the America East Championship - that's my goal. I've just fulfilled one goal - to get to the Final Four - and we'll begin to strive for that next goal - to win the America East title. Every student-athlete should enjoy the thrill of playing in the NCAA tournament and I think all the necessary elements are in place to do that at Binghamton."
Prior to Georgetown, Broadus was an assistant coach at George Washington for three years. In 2003-04, his Colonials team won 18 games and was selected to the NIT. From 1998 to 2001, he was an the staff at American University and also had coaching stints at University of the District of Columbia (1994-97) and Bowie State University (Md.) (1990-93).
Broadus earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Bowie State in 1990 and went on to receive his master's degree in counseling from UDC in 1995.
He was a three-year letterwinner at Bowie State, earning conference all-rookie honors in 1984 and leading the team in scoring as team captain in his senior season. He played his first collegiate season at Grambling University in Louisiana. Broadus attended Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.
In addition to his college coaching resume, Broadus has worked as a summer camp coach and counselor for both the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. He also served four years as a research assistant at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda.
Broadus and his wife, Belinda, have four children: Nicol (23), Milan (14), Paris (13) and Kevin Jr. (11).
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