UMBC DBO Brudish becomes Assistant Coach at D3 Washington College

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Washington College head men’s basketball coach Aaron Goodman has announced the hiring of Jake Brudish as assistant coach. 

Brudish spent the past two seasons as the Director of Operations at nearby UMBC. Brudish had been with the program since the 2017-18 season as a graduate assistant before moving to Director of Analytics in 2019. Brudish was on staff for the Retrievers historic win against Virginia in the NCAA Tournament in 2018. 

Prior to joining the Retrievers, Brudish spent the 2016-17 season as an Assistant Varsity Coach at St. Mark’s School of Texas under head coach Greg Guiler. 

Brudish played for one season at Division III University of Rochester before transferring to Division I Southern Methodist. At SMU, he played for two seasons under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. In 2015, SMU won the American Conference Tournament earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2012 he helped co-found Hoops International, Inc, a nonprofit organization that uses sport to empower youth, foster teamwork, promote community engagement, and bridge cultural barriers between Americans and global citizens around the world. Brudish was a 1,000 point scorer at St. Mary’s High School, graduating in 2013. He earned his master’s degree from UMBC in 2019.

What they are saying about Brudish

Aaron Goodman, WC Head Coach
“I have known Jake for nearly 15 years and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside him.  Jake brings a wealth of knowledge from terrific coaches and mentors in Larry Brown, Ryan Odom, and Jim Ferry.  Jake will make an immediate impact in our program in all facets.  Our program continues to take positive steps forward competing in one of the toughest conferences in Division III basketball.”

Ryan Odom, Head Coach, Utah State
Jake Brudish is a home run hire for Coach Goodman and Washington College Basketball. Jake is passionate about the game but more importantly he is passionate about coaching and mentoring young people. Jake has the drive to pursue excellence and his connections in Maryland and beyond will be beneficial for Coach Goodman and Washington College basketball.”

Jim Ferry, Head Coach, UMBC
“I’m really happy for Jake. He has been a huge part of UMBC’s success over the past several years. He has great passion for the game of basketball and really cares about the student athletes’ development. WC and the campus community is lucky to have him.”

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