Elwyn McRoy, who last week accepted the Associate Head Coach position at Grambling State, has now joined the Washington State men’s basketball program as the recruiting coordinator.
“Elwyn is a seasoned, dedicated, passionate student of the game of basketball,” Kent said. “In this role, he will allow us to be very effective and efficient as we move forward as a staff.”
McRoy will play an important part in the day-to-day organization of the staff’s recruiting efforts. He comes to the Palouse after two years at Coppin State in Baltimore, Md., where he served as the associate head coach and an assistant coach. At the NCAA Division I level, McRoy has been an assistant coach at Iowa State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Southern University and Texas-Pan American where he coached during the 2013-14 season.
“Coach Kent is a legend, I feel honored to be able to work with a man who’s been to the Elite Eight twice, and who’s mentored so many young men in college basketball,” McRoy said. “I’m just ecstatic to be able to work with him and his staff. I think this is a great fit for me and I’m a great fit for Washington State.”
McRoy has received national recognition for his work, as CollegeInsider.com named him the No. 23 mid-major assistant coach in 2009, and Basketball Times Magazine selected him as one of the top-10 junior college recruiters in the country in 2008. He was also profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2013. In addition at UTPA, McRoy was voted as the No. 2 recruiting coach in the Western Athletic Conference by Next Up Recruits.
Prior to and in between his time in the NCAA Division I ranks, McRoy spent time coaching at the junior college level. He enjoyed a solid playing career, competing for one season at Butler Community College before transferring to Hutchinson Community College for his sophomore year, where he helped the Blue Dragons win the 1994 NJCAA National Championship. He finished his collegiate career at Cleveland State, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1995.
McRoy completes Kent’s staff which also includes assistant coaches Curtis Allen, Ed Haskins and Bennie Seltzer, and coordinator of operations Tim Marrion.