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Penn State men’s basketball: Assistant coach, Daly, leaving Nittany Lions

Brian Daly is leaving the Penn State Men’s basketball team to be with his family.
Brian Daly is leaving the Penn State Men’s basketball team to be with his family. Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic

Penn State associate head coach Brian Daly is leaving the program and returning to Philadelphia to spend more time with his family.

Daly was on coach Patrick Chambers’ staff all four years at Penn State and spent the previous two years under Chambers at Boston University. Before joining Chambers’ staff at Boston, he was the boys’ varsity head coach at Monsignor Bonner High School in Philadelphia

“I have valued my time at Penn State and wish the program nothing but the best moving forward,” Daly said in a statement Monday. “I have been away from my family for the last few years and as my children are getting older and our oldest son is entering his senior year, I want to be in Philadelphia with them.”

Daly was an assistant coach for his first two years at Penn State before being promoted to associate head coach along with Keith Urgo.

“I want to thank Brian for his four years at Penn State and all that he has done for our program,” Chambers said in a statement. “We wish him the very best as he pursues other professional opportunities in the Philadelphia area. Our program is built around family and nothing is more important than one’s own. I know he is looking forward to being with his wife Tracie and three children again.”

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