UNIVERSITY PARK Eugene Burroughs has left Penn State to take an assistant coaching position with Marist, a position he previously held from 2000-2004. — The move comes less than a week after Jermaine Marshall decided to forgo his senior season to graduate this summer and pursue professional basketball overseas.
With Burroughs’ departure, head coach Patrick Chambers loses a strong link to Philadelphia, a city he’s stated he wants to recruit heavily.
Burroughs was a high school teammate of Chambers at Philadelphia’s Episcopal Academy, where both played for legendary coach Dan Dougherty.
As Penn State’s associate head coach, Burroughs oversaw the program’s day-to-day operations and coordinated recruiting and official visits.
He also served as an assistant to current Villanova head coach Jay Wright when Wright was at Hofstra.
Jeff Bower, Marist’s head coach, announced the hiring this week.
“I’m pleased to be able to add Eugene to our staff,” Bower said. “He brings a great deal of experience at institutions that combine high academic standards in a highly competitive environment.
“His experience in the Big Ten and Patriot League, and his understanding of Marist College from his past experience, give him a well-rounded perspective. His playing experience at Richmond and NCAA Tournament success as a player provide role-model opportunities for our current players.”