Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Cliff Warren is expected to leave the program to accept an assistant coaching position at UMass, InsideMDSports’ Jeff Ermann is reporting.
Warren spent three years as an assistant coach on Mark Turgeon’s staff before becoming the director of player personnel in April after the Terps hired former Georgetown assistant Kevin Broadus. The move made sense at the time, as the new position would allow Warren to spend more time with his family without having to worry about hitting the recruiting trail.
If Warren ever wants to be a head coach again, this switch makes sense. He spent nine seasons as Jacksonville State’s head coach before joining Turgeon’s staff in April 2014. As a bench coach at UMass, Warren would have the freedom to recruit and coach again, without the restrictions that limit directors of player personnel.
Warren would be first-year head coach Matt McCall’s second addition from Maryland this offseason, as former Terps point guard Jaylen Brantley announced his transfer to the program in April, searching for a larger role.