OFFICIAL: Concord U. Names May Head Coach

Thanks to great sources who got out in front of this one last night (DII DIRT). It was officially announced today that Concord University men’s basketball assistant coach Todd May has been hired as the school’s 15th men’s basketball coach, CU Director of Athletics Kevin Garrett announced Wednesday at a press conference.

May elevates into the position of head coach after previous Concord head coach Kent McBride left for the same position at California (Pa.) earlier this month.

“I’d like to thank our president, Dr. Kendra Boggess, our athletic director Kevin Garrett, associate athletic directorsKenny Osborne and Tracy Gill and our faculty athletic representative Dan Krider for this opportunity,” May said during the press conference. “I appreciate coach Kent McBride for giving me this opportunity to come to Concord four years ago. Kent gave me some change that my wife and I needed four years ago, and for that I’ll forever be indebted.”

May spent the last four seasons as the assistant coach on McBride’s staff at Concord as the Mountain Lions piled up a mark of 66-51 over that span with 42 of those wins coming the last two seasons. May played a vital part in Concord winning the 2016 MEC Tournament Championship and appearing in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. It was for the first time for both feats since 1997.

The 42 wins CU combined for the last two years were the most in back-to-back seasons since 1990-91 and 1991-92 when those teams won 50 contests. In his time at Concord May has helped coach six all-conference selections including all-region selection Rob Reed.

Additionally, he has seen three Concord players top the 1,000-point mark in Aaron Miller, Reed and Damien Tunstalle.

Along with his coaching duties at Concord, May has also assisted with the compliance work since arriving prior to the 2012-2013 season.

“I told all our returning guys that the bull’s eye is going to get a little bit bigger after winning the championship in March,” May said. “We are going to continue to play fast and an exciting brand of basketball. We will still continue to rebound and defend.”

May is a 1995 graduate of Circleville High School in Circleville, Ohio.  After high school, he attended Ohio University, where he got his start in coaching as an undergraduate.  He was the Freshman Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Miller High School from 1998-2000. His senior year at Ohio University, 2000-2001, he was a Student Assistant, under Larry Hunter, who is currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Western Carolina University.

After college graduation, he went to Jackson High School where over a six year period he served as the Head Freshman, Junior Varsity Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach and Varsity Head Coach.  During the six years at Jackson, the Ironmen won a sectional championship, and recorded a school record, 18 wins in the 2004-2005 season.  In the summer of 2005, May was named Varsity Head Coach of the Jackson program, where he guided the Ironmen to their last winning season to date, in 2005-2006.

In 2007 he returned home to Circleville and was the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach.  From 2008-2012, he was an integral part of Columbus State Community College’s national success.  During his time the Cougars were 101-24, with a national tournament appearance in 2009. While at CSCC he helped seven players reach the NCAA Division I level.

Additionally, May helped recruit Terry Hopewell to CSCC before he joined the Concord staff. The next season Hopewell came to CU where he ended up being an all-conference selection.

May graduated from Ohio University in 2001, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and is currently working on his masters of arts in health promotion at Concord.

May resides in Princeton with his wife, the former Megan Graham, also from Circleville, Ohio.

Photo Courtesy CU Athletics

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