Penn State basketball has a full coaching staff again.
The Nittany Lions have hired former Duquesne coach Jim Ferry as an assistant, the school announced on Tuesday. FanRagSports’ Jon Rothstein reported the news last week. The move of Ross Condon from assistant coach back to his former position of director of basketball operations last month created the opening.
Ferry will serve alongside Dwayne Anderson and Keith Urgo on coach Pat Chambers’ staff. Ferry’s teams at Duquesne compiled a 69-97 record in his five seasons from 2012-17. Before his stint at Duquesne, Ferry spent 10 seasons as the coach at Long Island and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012.
“We absolutely seized the opportunity to bring a person and a coach of Jim’s caliber into our Penn State basketball family,” Chambers said in a release. “We’ve been good friends for a long time and his extensive experience, perspective and ability to develop and recruit players will have an immediate impact on our program.”
Chambers is entering his seventh season as Penn State’s head coach. The Nittany Lions finished 15-18 (6-12 Big Ten) last season.