Broadus to take over Binghamton program

Updated: March 26, 2007, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University introduced the new head coach of its men's basketball team on Monday, but Kevin Broadus couldn't stay long. He's still an assistant at Georgetown, and the Hoyas are headed to the Final Four.

"I look forward to coming to Binghamton," said Broadus, who joined the Georgetown staff three years ago. "I believe the program is untapped with all the support it has. We should be gunning to win the America East Championship. That's my goal. I've just fulfilled one goal -- to get to the Final Four -- and we'll begin to strive for that next goal. I think all the necessary elements are in place to do that."

After the NCAA Tournament, Broadus will become the second basketball coach since Binghamton began playing at the Division I level in 2001. Broadus, 43, replaces Al Walker, who was recently reassigned to an administrative position within Binghamton's athletic department.

Broadus has been an assistant coach at five schools over the past 17 seasons, all in the Washington, D.C. area. He recruited many of the Georgetown players on this year's Final Four team. The Hoyas won both the regular-season and postseason Big East titles before advancing through the first four rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Broadus was also an assistant at George Washington for three years and had stints at American University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Bowie State, his alma mater.

Binghamton finished the 2006-07 season at 13-16, losing 62-58 to Boston University in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament.

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