Maryland hires Cliff Warren as director of basketball operations

Maryland hires Cliff Warren as director of basketball operations
April 23, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Maryland has hired former Jacksonville head coach Cliff Warren as its new director of basketball operations, the program announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Warren had coached at Jacksonville the past nine seasons but his contract was not renewed following a 12-18 finish in 2013-14. During his tenure with the Dolphins, he captured Atlantic Sun titles in 2009 and 2010. He was named the conference's coach of the year in 2009.

“Cliff is an outstanding addition to our staff,” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience at the collegiate level and has had success at a number of different programs. We’re excited for Cliff and his family to return to the Maryland area.”

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Warren is a native of Silver Spring who began his coaching career as an assistant at Mount St. Mary's from 1994-97. Before becoming a head coach, he was also an assistant at Siena and Georgia Tech.

The director of basketball operations position on Maryland's staff had remained unfilled since Dustin Clark was promoted to an assistant this past season. Clark took the spot of Dalonte Hill, who resigned following an arrest on DUI-related charges.

Maryland still has an assistant coaching spot to fill following the departure of Scott Spinelli, who left to take the same job on Jim Christian's staff at Boston College. Maryland had targeted Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson, but Johnson has since left Indiana for Louisville.