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Maryland basketball hires Matt Brady as new Director of Player Personnel

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The Terps add a longtime Division I coach to their staff.

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Maryland basketball has added La Salle assistant coach Matt Brady as its new Director of Player Personnel, the team announced Monday.

Brady has coached at the Division I level for over 30 years, including 12 seasons as a head coach. He led Marist from 2004-08, then coached James Madison from 2008-16, leading the Dukes to the NCAA Tournament in 2013. After one season at La Salle, he’s stepping into the Power 5 for the first time.

Brady replaces Cliff Warren, who was moved to the administrative role from an assistant coaching job but left for UMass last month.

In Maryland’s press release, head coach Mark Turgeon praised Brady’s “proven track record in player development,” which includes the 2003-04 Saint Joseph’s team that reached the Elite Eight as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He still mentors and trains Jameer Nelson, one of the stars from that team, in the offseason.

Brady’s experience should make the transition to a big program rather seamless, and while he won’t be able to recruit in this role, he’ll be an integral part of the program.