Niagara men’s basketball head coach Greg Paulus has announced the addition of Antone Gray to his staff as an assistant coach.
“We are excited to have Antone join our coaching staff,” said Paulus. “Antone was highly recommended and brings tremendous energy to those around him. His relationship building, recruiting at a high level and knowledge of the game will help our student-athletes develop both on and off the court.”
Gray joins the Purple Eagles after four seasons (2018-22) as an assistant coach at Brown University. In Gray’s time at Brown, the Bears had the most wins in a three-year span in program history and their 20-win season in 2018-19 was the most wins in a season in the history of the program and earned the team a berth into the CBI. Gray recruited back-to-back 3-star recruits (Malachi Ndur and Nana Owusu-Ananae), which were the highest ever to commit to and attend Brown. Gray also mentored two of the top-10 leading scorers in program history and worked closely with the Bears’ guards.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Coach Paulus, the staff and student-athletes at Niagara University,” said Gray. “I am very fortunate, blessed and excited to get going. I am eager to help these young men become better students, players and people in the community. Energy is contagious. Go Purple Eagles!”
Prior to Brown, Gray was an AAU basketball coach for the 16U Nike EYBL Expressions Elite in 2018, where he worked closely with active top 100 high school prospects.
Gray began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Maine from 2014-18, where he mentored two all-conference performers. Gray worked with the guards at Maine and also assisted a group of student-athletes with their academics.
Gray coached high school basketball from 2011-14. He began his career as a skills and fundamentals trainer at CAMP ERROL in Providence, R.I., where he trained both professional basketball players that competed in the NBA and overseas and college basketball players that played at Providence, Rhode Island, Brown, Yale and Johnson and Wales.
Gray played at Rhode Island College from 2007-11 and was inducted into the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Gray helped the Anchormen to four NCAA Tournament appearances and three Little East Conference Tournament championships. He is a member of the 1,000 Point Club and has the third-most assists (420) in program history. Gray earned all-league honors all four of his seasons and was part of the United States Intercollegiate International Tour in the summer of 2010.