Tyrone Maxey was named the Director of Recruiting, SMU Head Coach Tim Jankovich announced.
Maxey spent the previous 17 years as a high school basketball coach in the Dallas area, most recently as the assistant basketball coach at South Garland High School in Dallas from 2014-17.
Maxey’s son Tyrese, a guard at South Garland, is currently ranked #17 in ESPN’s 2019 Top 60.
Prior to his time at South Garland, the elder Maxey spent 11 seasons as a head basketball coach, leading Thomas Jefferson High School in 2003-04, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School from 2004-09 and then Bryan Adams High School from 2009-14. Maxey’s coaching career started as the assistant basketball coach at Skyline High School from 2000-03.
Maxey graduated from Washington State in 1992 with bachelor’s degree in social science after playing two seasons (1990-92) under Head Coach Kelvin Sampson. He started his collegiate career at South Plains College (1988-90) in Levelland, Texas, where he was an all-conference honoree each season with Head Coach Ron Mayberry.