The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders’ search for a new head coach didn’t last very long after Jim Engles left for Columbia. They are slated to announced Brian Kennedy as their new head coach on Friday.
NJIT has been back on the rise over the last few years after having a good showing in their first year as a member of the Atlantic Sun conference. They went 20-15 and lost in the semifinals to, ironically, Columbia, so Kennedy has a lot to live up to.
They will introduce Kennedy as their new head coach on Friday.
This will be his first head coaching job at the collegiate level after spending time with DePaul.
Brian Kennedy’s family launched Hoop Group, an organization that runs many AAU tournaments and instructional camps up and down the eastern half of the United States, where he worked after graduating from Monmouth. He left the company for seven years before finally returning in 2009.
He was made a member of the Highlanders’ staff upon his return when they were still a Division I independent.
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