OFFICIAL: Komara named Head Basketball Coach at Montevallo

Following-up on something that I first mentioned earlier this morning (D2 DIRT). The hiring of Anthony Komara at Montevallo is now official – here’s the release from the school:

A new era in men’s college basketball at the University of Montevallo began on Tuesday with the introduction of new head coach Anthony Komara. He takes over a Falcons program that had been led by veteran Danny Young for 19 seasons.

Komara joins the UM staff after serving as associate head coach at Alabama Huntsville. Before being elevated to the position of associate head coach in March 2021, Komara served eight years as an assistant coach. During his time in Huntsville, the Chargers reached the NCAA tournament seven times, including hosting a pair of South Regionals in which the team reached the regional final. In addition to another regional final appearance away from Spragins Hall, UAH won three Gulf South Conference tournament titles, and captured three GSC regular season crowns.

With Komara on the staff, UAH produced an All-American, seven All-South Region performers and 14 All-GSC selections, with two being selected to play in the Division II All-Star Game.

Komara began his coaching career as a student-assistant video coordinator at Auburn in the 2009-10 season. He graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s in marketing in April of 2013 and earned his MBA from North Alabama in 2015.

“We are thrilled to have Anthony join our staff as the seventh men’s basketball coach in the history of the program,” said Montevallo Director of Athletics Mark Richard. “Anthony has been an outstanding coach at UAH, a relentless recruiter and a coach who has been instrumental in one of the top offenses in the Gulf South Conference and NCAA.  He specializes in developing young men into better basketball players over their four-year career.  We are excited to get him started building our team and returning the Falcons back to national prominence.”

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