Pace Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Healing has announced the hiring of former Pace men’s basketball standout Denzel Primus-Devonish ’14 as a Graduate Assistant Coach. Since his graduation from Pace, he has been coaching on the AAU circuit with the nationally renowned Team Takeover organization.
“It feels great to be back at Pace. I am very thankful to Coach Healing and the athletics department for the opportunity,” said Primus-Devonish. “Pace is such a tremendous school and I really enjoyed my time here as a player. I look forward to working hard as a coach to give the student-athletes here the best experience possible.”
Primus-Devonish starred for the Setters from 2010-14, and made a name for himself as an explosive and quick scoring guard. For his career, he averaged 13.2 points per game, and still ranks among Pace’s career leaders in points (1,369), assists (429) and steals (154). He was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team in 2011, Northeast-10 All-Conference Team in 2013 and the All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Team in 2014.
“I am thrilled to bring Denzel back to the program as an assistant coach,” said Coach Healing. “I had the opportunity to coach him and have always been impressed with his work ethic, knowledge of the game and academic prowess. He will be a reliable asset for the program on and off the court.”
Primus-Devonish will be responsible for many duties, including individual skill development, academic oversight, recruiting, scouting, and various administrative duties. He graduated from Pace with a bachelor’s in global marketing management with a minor in psychology, and he will now pursue a master’s degree in public administration.