Killings promoted to Associate Head Coach at Marquette

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Marquette University head men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski has announced the promotion of Dwayne Killings to associate head coach.

Killings recently completed his second season with the Golden Eagles, helping the program to the NCAA tournament in 2018-19 and another potential appearance in 2019-20.  He has also helped the team secure a consensus nationally ranked 2020 recruiting class, rated as high as 14th in the country by

“Dwayne has made a positive impact on our program, both on and off the court, since the first day he arrived on campus,” Wojciechowski said.  “He’s done a great job of developing relationships with both our current players and potential recruits and continues to be a valuable asset with all aspects of our team.”

Killings arrived on campus after spending two seasons (2016-18) at the University of Connecticut as an assistant coach, which followed a five-year stint in the same position at Temple University. He owns a wealth of basketball experience at every level, ranging from high school and AAU to the National Basketball Association.

“I can’t thank Coach Wojciechowski enough for this tremendous opportunity and the unwavering support during my two years here at Marquette,” Killings said.  “My family and I have truly fallen in love with Milwaukee and the Marquette community. Coach Wojo has pushed and mentored me to be a better man, coach and leader.  The guidance and support that is given by him and our administration is unmatched.”

After graduating from Hampton University in 2003 with a degree in sports management, his first job was as a special assistant with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, where he served as video coordinator and helped with player development. After three years in Charlotte, Killings became Temple’s assistant director of men’s basketball operations, a position he held for three seasons.

Killings moved on the NBA D-League, where his responsibilities included monitoring player development programs. From there, he accepted his first collegiate coaching position, joining the staff at Boston University for the 2010-11 season, helping the Terriers capture the America East Championship and a NCAA tournament berth.

In 2011-12, Killings returned to Temple as an assistant coach. In his five seasons with the Owls, he gained a reputation as a national recruiter, helping the Owls compile an 104-63 overall record, winning regular-season conference titles in both the Atlantic 10 and the American, and making four postseason appearances, three in the NCAA tournament and one to the NIT semifinals.

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