Maryland promotes Cliff Warren to assistant coach

Maryland promotes Cliff Warren to assistant coach
May 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
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Maryland director of basketball operations Cliff Warren has been promoted to fill the final vacant assistant coaching position on head coach Mark Turgeon's staff, the program announced in a release on Tuesday evening.

Warren was hired in late April to serve in his former role and went out on the road recruiting for the team during the spring live period last month.

“Cliff has been an outstanding addition to our staff this offseason,” Turgeon said in a release. 

“Soon after working with Cliff, I realized that I already had the best person in place to assume the role of assistant coach. He has made a seamless transition into our program and will continue to be a valuable asset with his strong ties to our region and his head coaching experience at the Division I level.  Throughout his career, Cliff has been recognized and well-respected for his knowledge of the game, his recruiting ability and his development of players on and off the court.” 

Warren is a native of Silver Spring, Md., who has spent the past nine seasons as the head coach at Jacksonville before his contract was not renewed after the 2013-14 season. Prior to that, he served as an assistant under head coach Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech.

Maryland's assistant coaching staff is now as follows:

Bino Ranson

- Was considered a finalist for head coaching spot at Coppin State in the offseason, but was not chosen for the position

Dustin Clark

- Has made significant in-roads in his short time since being promoted from director of basketball operations. Had a hand in landing international prospect Michael Cekovsky

Cliff Warren

- promoted from director of basketball operations on Tuesday

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