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Brenden Straughn named Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team has found its new assistant coach.

Former George Washington assistant coach Brenden Straughn has joined the program as an assistant coach, Syracuse’s athletic department announced Thursday.


Straughn fills the remaining open spot on first-year coach Adrian Autry’s Syracuse staff. Associate head coach Gerry McNamara and assistant coach Allen Griffin, round out the group.

Statement from Straughn: “I’m very blessed and excited to join the Syracuse University basketball family and community,” Coach Straughn said. “I cannot wait to join Coach Autry, as we develop young men both on and off the court to reach their dreams and goals. The standard and storied tradition of the Syracuse Basketball Program will continue to attract the best and brightest young men from across the country. I’m ready to get to work!”