Monday , Apr , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Marist selects Brady

Poughkeepsie, NY (Sports Network) – Matt Brady was named the men’s head
basketball coach at Marist College on Monday, signing a four-year contract to
lead the Red Foxes’ program.

Brady had spent the last 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s
University, helping the team to three Atlantic-10 titles and four NCAA
Tournament appearances.

“I am tremendously honored that Marist has selected me as the next head
coach,” Brady said. “I and my family are thrilled at being given this
opportunity and I am looking forward to the challenge of trying to elevate
Marist College basketball back to the top of the conference.”

This will be the first head position for Brady, who has served as an assistant
coach at Rhode Island under Tom Penders and at Wagner College with Tim
Capstraw before coaching with Phil Martelli at St. Joe’s.

“I am happy to welcome Matt to the Marist College family,” said Marist
Athletic Director Tim Murray. “I am excited to have a coach of his talent and
background join our staff and I look forward to Matt’s leadership as we
continue to build our basketball tradition.”

Brady takes over for Dave Magarity, who gave up his coaching duties and
accepted a position within the athletic department at the end of March. He
went 253-259 at the school, leading the Red Foxes to the NCAA Tournament in
1987, the NIT in 1996 and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in
2002. He also picked up MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 2002.