University at Albany announced Thursday that Chad O’Donnell, who has been an assistant on the men’s basketball staff at UAlbany for the last eleven seasons, has decided to step down as associate head coach.
“I have had the pleasure of being a part of a great program here at the University at Albany. First, I would like to thank the University and the men’s basketball program for giving me this coaching opportunity over 10 years ago. After working with so many great coaches and players, I would especially like to thank Will Brown for allowing me to be his assistant and associate head coach for the last 11 seasons.”
“Additionally, I would also like to thank my parents, as well as my wife and children for all the sacrifices they have made over the years. While I will miss coaching, I leave knowing I gave everything I could to the teams I have worked with over the years.”
Men’s basketball head coach Will Brown added, “I would like to thank Chad for his loyalty and commitment to our program over the years. He was a tireless worker who helped us build our program to a championship level. I am confident that he will be successful in all of his future endeavors and I wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
HoopDirt.com can also confirm that O’Donnell has resigned to not only spend more time with his family, but also to focus on the start-up business that he recently founded.