Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
HOUSTON — Former Pittsburgh assistant coach Pat Skerry will become the new head coach at Towson University, a source close to the situation confirmed Monday.
A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday.
Skerry spent one year at Pitt under head coach Jamie Dixon, following two years at Providence under former coach Keno Davis.
He replaces Pat Kennedy, who resigned last month.
Pitt this season won the Big East regular season championship before losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to finalist Butler.
Skerry, 41, was instrumental in recruiting 2011 forward Khem Birch out of Notre Dame Prep. Birch became just the second McDonald’s All-American in the last 20 years at Pitt.
Skerry is the second former Dixon assistant to land a head coaching job in two years, following Tom Herrion’s departure to Marshall last season.
Towson finished 4-26, 0-18 in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, but the school is planning to build a new arena.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.