Ross Condon has been promoted to an assistant coach for the Penn State men’s basketball program, Nittany Lion head coach Patrick Chambers announced Tuesday. Condon has been with Penn State for the last four seasons as the director of operations.
“Ross Condon has been an integral part of my staff for the last six years and I look forward to having him on the bench as an assistant coach,” Chambers said. “His knowledge and understanding of the game will be an asset to the players and this program. Ross is loyal, trustworthy and committed to the success of Penn State Basketball.”
Condon will play an essential role in player development, scouting, recruiting and non-conference scheduling.
“I want to thank Coach Chambers for this opportunity,” Condon said. “I am excited to continue working with this great staff and the Penn State community.”
Prior to Penn State, Condon spent two seasons at Boston University as an assistant coach on Chambers’ staff helping guide the Terriers to back-to-back 21-win seasons and postseason appearances both years. He worked specifically with the Terrier guards, including 2011 America East Player-of-the-Year John Holland, first-team all-conference guard Darryl Partin and all-conference rookie honoree D.J. Irving.
Prior to BU, Condon spent two years as the director of basketball operations for Radford University working under 2009 Big South Coach of the Year Brad Greenberg.
A walk-on member of Villanova’s basketball team from 2003-04 to 2006-07, Condon played the final three of those seasons under Chambers who was a Wildcat assistant coach at the time. While with the Wildcats, Condon was part of a squad that captured the 2005-06 Big East regular season title and made three straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2005 and the Elite Eight in 2006.
Following his junior year at Villanova, Condon was selected to represent the United States at the 2006 World Maccabi Games in Australia, where he contributed to a team gold medal.
The Springfield, Va., native and former all-state high school player was an exemplary student-athlete at Villanova. Condon was a three-year selection to the Big East All-Academic Team and also served as the men’s basketball team’s representative to the university’s student-athlete advisory committee.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova in May of 2007.
Condon replaces Brian Daly, who left the program to return to Philadelphia at the end of April to spend more time with his family. A serach for the director of operations position will begin immediately.