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McCready Named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Clarion U.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

Posted by Chris Rossetti

Michael McCreadyCLARION, Pa. – Clarion head men’s basketball coach Damian Pitts announced this week the hiring of Michael McCready as an assistant coach.

(Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

McCready will join Pitts in his first year as the coach of the Golden Eagle men’s program in 2019-20.

McCready has spent years as an assistant coach, most recently serving two years on the bench next to Pitts at Centenary. From 2017-19 he assisted in recruiting, practice coordination, film study, advance scouting and game-planning for the Cyclones. He was also in charge of monitoring the team’s academic progress.

Before joining Pitts at Centenary, McCready held a number of various coaching positions. From 2016-17 he was the basketball video coordinator for Lehigh, where he was responsible for all aspects of film breakdown and analysis including practices, games and recruit film. In 2015-16 he served as an assistant coach at USciences in Philadelphia and in 2015 was a volunteer assistant at Kutztown. McCready also spent two years as a volunteer assistant at Freedom High School, and in 2014 was a basketball operations intern for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

McCready earned a Bachelor of Science in Leisure and Sport Studies from Kutztown in 2014, and was also a member of the men’s basketball team. He transferred to Kutztown in 2012 and played there before suffering a career-ending injury in the fall of 2013.

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