Brett Carey Elevated to Associate Head Coach at UNC Asheville news sponsored by Dr. Dish

UNC Asheville men’s basketball head coach Nick McDevitt has announced that current assistant coach Brett Carey has been elevated to Associate Head Coach of the Bulldog program.


A former standout player for the Bulldogs, Carey enters his eighth season on the sidelines for Asheville in 2015-2016, and played key roles in helping the Bulldogs to back-to-back Big South Conference championships in 2011 and 2012.


“Brett has demonstrated excellence in many different areas of our program,” McDevitt stated. “I thought it was appropriate to make him Associate Head Coach. He has a passion for UNC Asheville basketball and has been an asset for me and this program for many years. Brett is well deserving of this opportunity.”


Carey was a two-year letterman for UNC Asheville from 1999-2001 and started in the backcourt both years he was with the Bulldogs. He helped guide a young Asheville team to the Big South Conference championship game in 2000 and earned All-Tournament honors for his play. As a senior, he led the Bulldogs in three-pointers made and free throw percentage. Carey earned second team All-Conference honors for his play and was named UNC Asheville Male Athlete of the Year and was the Bulldog MVP. He was also third in the nation in three-point field goal percentage.


Carey, a native of Lincolnton, N.C., came to UNC Asheville in the fall of 2008 after serving as an assistant coach at national prep power Oak Hill Academy. Carey worked for Dave Odom at the University of South Carolina as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. He was a part of the Gamecocks 2006 NIT championship squad. He also worked at Oak Hill during the 2002-2003 year.

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