Thomas University and Athletic Director Mike Lee has announced the appointment of Brent Crews as the Night Hawks’ next head men’s basketball coach.
Crews joins the Night Hawks after previously serving as an assistant coach at the University of San Francisco for three seasons. He originally joined the Dons staff prior to the 2012-2013 season as the team’s video coordinator, but was promoted to assistant coach midway through the season. Prior to his appointment at USF, Crews served as an assistant coach at Chipola College during the 2011-2012 season. He also headed up the Florida Elite and Florida Family AAU teams from 2008-2011 and served as an individual trainer from 2007-2011.
A two-year letter winner at Florida Atlantic University, Crews averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 57 career games (54 starts) for the Owls from 2005-2007. As a junior, he started 26 of 27 games and led the team in assists (133), steals (43) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.66). He also set a program record for best turnover-to-assist ratio in Atlantic Sun Conference games at 5.4. As a senior in 2006-2007, Crews averaged 5.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and dished out 140 assists from his point guard position in helping the Owls to a 16-15 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the Atlantic Sun Conference under first-year head coach Rex Walters. He was named the team’s best defensive player and earned the Earnest Crumbley Award for leading the team in assists.
He began his collegiate career at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., where he helped lead the Indians to consecutive state and NJCAA Regional VIII championships. The team combined for a 65-9 record and finished ranked in the Top 10 nationally in his two seasons (2003-2005).
A native of Chipley, Fla., Crews earned his degree in social science from Florida Atlantic in 2007. Crews is joined by his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Jaden and Jaxson.
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