Head coach Bill Herrion of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team has announced the hiring of assistant coach Josh King and graduate student manager Jordan Bronner for the 2016-17 season on Friday.
King has plenty of experience in coaching throughout the NCAA. He served as Director of the Hoop Group Elite from 2014 to 2015 where he directed all aspects of one of the largest basketball camps in the country, which included more than 3,500 players in the summer and 1,800 players for the spring and fall showcases.
“We are excited to add Josh to our coaching staff,” said Herrion. “With the departure of Marc Kuntz it was important that we identify and bring in a coach that has recruiting experience which Josh has. I coached Josh for one year at East Carolina and he has coached at UMass Lowell and Marshall. He is a young, energetic, on-the-floor coach which will add a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our players.”
King worked at Marshall University for four years, two as a graduate assistant (2010-12) and two as an assistant after promotion (2012-14). Prior to Marshall, King spent the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach at UMass-Lowell. He began his coaching career in 2008 where he spent a season as an assistant at Vassar College.
Bronner was a four-year letter winner with the Wildcats from 2010 to 2014. He averaged 10.6 points per game his senior season (2013-14) starting all 30 games at point guard. The New York native also grabbed 2.4 rebounds and dished 2.2 assists per game in his final campaign.
“We are happy to add Jordan to our staff as the graduate student manager,” said Herrion. “Jordan was a starting point guard in our program for three or four years and he’s someone I really enjoyed coaching. He was a very coachable player, he is knowledgeable of the game and he is even a better person. We are happy to add Jordan to the staff in his first step in the coaching profession.”
The newcomers join the Wildcats who finished with a school-record 20 wins last season and won their first-ever postseason game in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. New Hampshire returns nine athletes and welcomes five newcomers (four freshmen, one transfer) to the team this season.