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Pelletier Joins Men’s Basketball Staff as Assistant Coach

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Pelletier Joins Men’s Basketball Staff as Assistant Coach

ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany men’s basketball head coach Will Brown announced the appointment of former graduate assistant Josh Pelletier to the position of assistant coach on Wednesday. Pelletier spent two years as a graduate assistant with the Great Danes from 2010-2012 and was most recently the Director of Basketball Administration at Duquesne.

“I am excited about adding Josh to our staff,” said Brown. “He did a great job for our program during his two years as a graduate assistant. His time spent at LIU working for Jack Perri and his experiences working for Jim Ferry at Duquesne have helped prepare him for this opportunity as an assistant at UAlbany. I am confident he will have a positive impact on our program as we continue to strive for success on the court and in the classroom.”

The Troy, N.Y., native spent one season with the Dukes of the Atlantic-10 in 2013-14. As the Director of Basketball Administration, Pelletier oversaw the team’s summer camp operations as well as its community outreach initiatives. He served as the team’s primary contact for donor and alumni relations in addition to coordinating the team’s travel and daily itinerary. Pelletier also developed scouting and recruiting strategies in conjunction with the Duquesne coaching staff.

Pelletier rejoins the Purple & Gold after departing for Long Island to serve as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Blackbirds in 2012. He spent one season at LIU, assisting the coaching staff with scouting, player development, recruiting and film exchange. Pelletier served as the program’s community outreach liaison as well as an academic advisor during the 2012-13 season. The Blackbirds made their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 after earning the NEC’s automatic qualifier for the third straight year.

In two seasons as Will Brown’s graduate assistant, Pelletier coordinated recruiting visits, travel itineraries and was responsible for game film exchange. He also served as co-director of the Will Brown Basketball Camp.

In addition to the Will Brown Basketball Camp, Pelletier has coordinated summer camp efforts at Harvard and St. Rose, as well as working the Hoop Group Basketball Camp in Albright, Pa., and the Five Start Basketball Camp in Smithfield, R.I.

A 2009 graduate of the College of Saint Rose, Pelletier was a four-year letterwinner for Brian Beaury and guided the Golden Knights to three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. He was also named a team captain in his senior season. Pelletier graduated from St. Rose with a degree in social studies and a secondary education before pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies at UAlbany.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity Coach Brown has afforded me as an assistant coach,” said Pelletier. “He has developed a winning culture that is reflected in the performance of his program on the basketball court and in the classroom. I am excited to once again be a member of the University at Albany community and look forward to working with the staff, student-athletes, and administration. It is truly a privilege to become a coach in this program.”

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