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RANDY MONROE NAMED HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT UMBC
Randy Monroe has been promoted to Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UMBC, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced today.
Assistant Coaches Jeff Estis and John Schaller are expected to remain on the UMBC staff.
Last spring, many people around the country learned what east coast basketball fans have known for a long time when the affable native of Philadelphia was one of 27 Division I coaches (all sports) nationally to receive AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year honors. The winners were selected from a field of more than 350,000 coaches across the nation. The criteria in the second annual AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year program allowed for coaches to win based on longevity, expertise, contributions to the school and community, and special achievements throughout their careers.
“This is a tremendous opportunity…an opportunity most assistant coaches live for,” said
“I would like to express my gratitude towards [UMBC President] Dr. (Freeman) Hrabowski, [UMBC Provost] Dr. (Arthur) Johnson, and Dr. Brown for giving me this opportunity and showing enough confidence in me to become the head basketball coach at UMBC. I will work as hard as I always have and be as committed as I’ve always been to this program and the young men that are a part of it. We will put a product on the floor that the UMBC community can be proud of.”
“In his ten years at UMBC, Randy has displayed all of the outstanding qualities necessary to be a Division I basketball coach,” said Dr. Brown. “He has a passion for the game, a tremendous work ethic, knowledge and experience as a player and as a coach at various levels of Division I, and the personality to bring out the best in our players. I was also very impressed with the number of alumni and people in the community that contacted me in support of Randy.”
In 1987-88, he assisted Dave "Lefty" Ervin at the
“I want to develop a winning attitude with everyone involved with the program,” said Dr. Brown. “I would like to see improvement in every player in all phases of the game, and bring that all together to form a cohesive team. Ultimately, I want our team to become more competitive in the America East Conference, and contend for a conference title.
“Next year will be about progression,” said