Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clemson hires Brownell to replace Purnell

Clemson didn't get Butler's Brad Stevens, but found its new basketball coach at another Horizon League school instead.

The school will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. today to announce the hiring of Wright State's Brad Brownell as its new basketball coach, school sports information director Tim Bourret said this morning in a news release.

Brownell, 41, was 84-45 in four seasons at Wright State, and was 83-40 in four previous seasons at UNC Wilmington. In 2007, Brownell coached Wright State to an NCAA tournament appearance, its first league title ever, and a school Division I-record 23 wins.

He replaces Oliver Purnell, who left last week to coach DePaul.

Ken Tysiac


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Anonymous said...

Respectable hire – perhaps even an upgrade. Definitely better than Wake is about to do.