Kevin Willard hires Kevin Norris as new assistant coach

After the Maryland basketball team lost assistant coach Mike Jones earlier this month, the team has already filled its position.

The Maryland basketball program announced on Monday morning they are hiring Kevin Norris as their new assistant coach.

“We are excited to add Kevin to our staff,” Willard said in a press release. “He is a veteran coach who understands how to develop players and is a tenacious recruiter.”

Norris was a former college basketball standout who played with the Miami Canes from 1995-1998. He holds the record for career steals (208) and ranks fourth in career starts (108). He helped lead the Hurricanes to their first NCAA Tournament game since 1960 and was instrumental in creating a winning culture at Miami. 

After he graduated from Miami, he played overseas in Italy, France, and the Czech Republic before moving to the coaching side. Norris began his coaching career at Tallahssse Community College in 2017, where he spent one year. After he was hired at Texas A&M-Corpus Chrsiti. He has since spent the last eight years as an assistant coach at UCF and helped the Knights reach their first NCAA Berth in 2019.

It should be noted that in only two seasons as head coach, Kevin Willard has made many changes to the coaching staff. Meanwhile, three assistant coaches, Mike Jones, Tony Skinn, and Grant Billmeir, all left to become head coaches elsewhere.

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