The Duquesne University men’s basketball program hired assistant coach Rodney Crawford today.
This is something that had been known by the Post-Gazette was imminent for some time and was reported in early August here.Crawford comes to Duquesne after serving as director of student operations and head basketball coach at The Academy at Mountain State University in Beckley, W.Va. last season. He compiled a 102-12 and coached over 20 NCAA Division I players in four seasons as a head coach at both Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio and Mountain State Academy.
“I’m excited to have a coach like Rodney on our staff,” Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart said. “He’s both played at a high level and has had great success at the prep and high school levels as a coach. He’s a proven recruiter and a tireless worker who leaves his ego at home. He’s a great fit for our staff.”
As a player, Crawford, 31, -- who enrolled as a walk on -- played in 49 career games for Bob Huggins at Cincinnati in 2000-01 and '01-02 despite missing six weeks of his junior season with a fractured ankle.
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