Morgan State University announced on May 6 that Kevin Broadus, former University of Maryland assistant coach will be the new head coach for Morgan State men’s basketball for the 2019-2020 season.
Morgan State Director of Athletics Edward Scott and President David Wilson introduced Broadus at a press conference on Morgan State’s campus where Broadus said he wants to bring an exciting brand of basketball to the Baltimore school.
“They wanted me,” Broadus said. “And I saw it from day one and that really stuck out with me. With the growth Dr. Wilson has done with this University and the vision that Dr. Scott has, I think the sky is the limit and that really attracted me to this University.”
Broadus was known at Maryland for being a strong recruiter, as he has strong tides to the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Prior to being apart of Mark Turgeon’s staff, Broadus spent nine years at Georgetown University as assistant coach under former Head Coach John Thompson III.
Thompson and John Thompson Sr. attended Broadus press conference last month at Morgan State.
Broadus received his first commitment on May 18 from Wilson’s Josiah Marable, who is in the class of 2023.
“First off I want to thank God for getting me this far in my journey,” Marable said on Instagram. “I am blessed to see what he has in store for me. I want to thank my parents for everything they have done for me since I was a kid and introducing me to basketball, you guys have been on my side since day one, I love you guys. I am glad to say that one chapter in my life is complete but there are more to come. In the next chapter of my life, I will be attending Morgan State University #GoBears.”
Morgan State sophomore guard Malik Miller, who was a 1,000-point scorer at Friendship Tech in D.C., think the hire of Broadus is a fresh start for everyone.
“I feel like he’s going to bring great leadership to the table,” Miller said. “I’m just starting to get to know him but his presence does speak high when he’s around. The fact that he approaches every player with respect means a lot. Stuff like that creates good relationships with the player and coach.”
Junior guard Kyson Rawls said he’s excited for what Broadus will do for the Morgan State program with implementing a more family feel environment next season.