Men’s basketball head coach Brent Owen is bringing Tyrone Grady to the Eastern New Mexico coaching staff for the 2023-24 season.
“He (Tyrone) has a reputation as a great person who is a tireless worker and recruiter with an adept mind for the game,” said Owen on the newest Greyhound coach. “He has experience helping college programs win championships and has left every place along his coaching journey better than he found it.”
Grady is no stranger to DII basketball as he spent the last season at Coker (South Atlantic Conference). While with the Cobras, he coached two conference honorees (Jordan Jones – second team; Mahmoud Bangura – all-freshman) and helped the team improve its season win total by seven games.
Prior to Coker, he was at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas as the associate head coach. His duties included him serving as interim head coach for the 2021 season. During his time on staff, SCCC won four NJCAA Region VI and KJCCC West Conference championships in a row. Grady helped coach ten academic all-americans, a top-five NJCAA academic team and two Phi Theta Kappa members. The minimum GPA standard for Phi Theta Kappa honorees is 3.5.
Grady also holds extensive experience at the high school level where he coached varsity boys basketball (2015-18) and girls basketball (2012-15) at Wichita West High School in Wichita, Kansas. Grady also spent time with the Next Level Hoops Academy AAU on the Under Armour circuit from 2013-18.
He founded Right Fit Hoops out of Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. after coaching at McCool Junction High School in Nebraska following a brief professional playing career.
The Hounds newest coach starred at York University in York, Nebraska from 1997-01, where he was a three-time all-conference selection, a two-time all-region selection and an all-american. During his time with the Panthers, he became the program leader in three statistical cetegories scoring 1,531 points, dishing out 615 assists, and snagging 189 steals. In 2015, York added him to the athletic department’s hall of fame.
Grady finished a bachelor’s in education from York University in 2002.