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Maryland basketball’s Kevin Broadus hired as Morgan State head coach

He had been on Mark Turgeon’s bench for two seasons.

NCAA First Round: Binghamton Bearcats v Duke Blue Devils Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Morgan State has announced the hiring of Maryland basketball assistant Kevin Broadus as its new head coach. News of Broadus intending to accepting the job was reported by multiple outlets Monday, with the official announcement came Thursday morning.

The Terps hired Broadus in 2017 after a coaching staff turnover at Georgetown. While at Maryland, Broadus was instrumental on the recruiting trail, helping bring in Serrel Smith Jr. and Ricky Lindo in the 2018 class and twin bigs Makhi and Mekhel Mitchell in 2019.

This is Broadus’ first head coaching job since 2009, when he led Binghamton to an NCAA Tournament appearance in just his second season with the Bearcats. His tenure there ended in turmoil that offseason, but his DMV experience and connections make him an appealing candidate for the Baltimore school.

Save for the two-year Binghamton stint, Broadus has spent entire coaching career in the same area. Before Maryland, he was an assistant at Georgetown from 2004-07 and 2011-17. Since entering the coaching ranks in 1990, he’s also coached at Bowie State (his alma mater), University of D.C., American and George Washington.

Morgan State went 9-21 in 2018-19 (4-12 in the MEAC) and declined to renew head coach Todd Bozeman’s contract. Bozeman had been at the school since 2006 and made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010, but hadn’t posted a winning season since 2013.

This marks the third straight offseason Maryland has shuffled its assistant coaching staff. Broadus replaced Cliff Warren on the bench in 2017, and after Dustin Clark left to join a family business in Texas last summer, Matt Brady was called up from an off-bench role. Head coach Mark Turgeon will seek a new assistant to join Brady and Orlando “Bino” Ranson this coming season, which the Terps could enter with a top-10 ranking for just the second time in Turgeon’s tenure.