Kevin Broadus

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Kevin Broadus
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Special assistant
Team Georgetown
Biographical details
Born (1964-01-30) January 30, 1964 (age 50)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
1982–1983
1983–1986
Grambling State
Bowie State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1993
1993–1997
1997–2001
2001–2004
2004–2007
2007–2009
2011–present
Bowie State (asst.)
UDC (asst.)
American (asst.)
George Washington (asst.)
Georgetown (asst.)
Binghamton
Georgetown (spec. asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 37–24 (.607)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
America East Regular Season Championship (2009)
America East Tournament Championship (2009)

Kevin Levoin Broadus (born January 30, 1964)[1] is an American college basketball coach and currently an assistant coach at Georgetown.[2] He is the former head coach at Binghamton University. Broadus was hired on March 26, 2007 to replace Al Walker.[3] He resigned from Binghamton on October 29 after an NCAA investigation. He was born in Washington, D.C.

Before his hiring, Broadus served three seasons as an assistant at Georgetown University under John Thompson III. Broadus helped in the rebuilding of the Hoya program, culminating in a trip to the 2007 Final Four. At Georgetown as well as at Binghamton, Broadus focused on bringing in talented players from academically poor backgrounds. [4]

Prior to arriving at Georgetown, Broadus spent 11 years as an assistant at three other schools in the District of Columbia, including four years at the University of the District of Columbia, followed by another four years at American University and three years at George Washington University.

Broadus began playing collegiately at Grambling State University, but transferred after his first season to Bowie State University. He played for Bowie State from 1983 to 1986, earning conference all-rookie honors in the 1984 season, and leading his team in scoring as a captain during his senior year. Broadus graduated from Bowie State in 1990 with a degree in business administration, and then began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as an assistant coach for three seasons.

During the 2008–09 season, Broadus led the Bearcats to a remarkable 23–8 record. Binghamton reached its first NCAA Tournament in history by beating defending champion UMBC in the America East championship game on March 14, 2009.

Broadus at Binghamton[edit]

In two short seasons, Kevin Broadus vaulted Binghamton's basketball program to the top of the America East Conference. After directing a three-game improvement in his first season in 2007–08, Broadus's Bearcats completed a remarkable season in 2008-09. They won a school record-tying 23 games and a share of the America East regular season title. After defeating opponents from the Big East, Conference USA and MAAC in the non-conference schedule, Binghamton stormed through the America East slate at a 13–3 clip, capping an undefeated February with a title-clinching home court win in front of a sellout 5,222 fans at the Events Center. They lost to Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament—a game that was seen by millions of basketball fans across the country as CBS's highlighted late game on March 19.

As quickly as Broadus brought the Bearcats to the top of the America East Conference, the aftermath of their great 2008–09 season has brought player arrests, dismissals, the reassignment of the school's long-time athletic director, and the indefinite reassignment of Broadus himself. In September 2009, Broadus released six players from the team for undisclosed team rules violations. Soon after, Joel Thirer, Binghamton's athletic director and the man who hired Broadus, was reassigned to a position outside the athletic department. On October 6, 2009, Broadus committed an NCAA violation by communicating with high school players during a no-contact period. On October 14, Broadus was placed on paid administrative leave—effectively a suspension with pay—pending a full investigation of operations into the Binghamton University men's basketball program. Assistant Mark Macon was named interim coach.[5]

The moves have left the Binghamton men's basketball program in a state of turmoil. The Bearcats started the 2009-10 season with only seven scholarship players, an interim coach, and an interim athletic director. Investigation into the actions of Broadus and the athletic department have gone past the university level and is being handled by the chancellor of the SUNY system, Nancy Zimpher.[6]

In March, Zimpher announced that while Broadus will not return as coach, a permanent replacement won't be hired until the school has a permanent president and athletic director.[7]

The NCAA completed its investigation in October. It found that assistant coach Mark Hsu had committed secondary violations by providing transportation to players. However, due to a lack of cooperation from people involved in the case, the NCAA was unable to determine whether major violations occurred. Shortly afterward, Broadus was reassigned to another position in the athletic department.[8][9]

On October 29, Broadus announced he was filing a federal discrimination lawsuit against Binghamton and SUNY. Hours later, the three parties reached a settlement in which Broadus would resign and take a $1.2 million buyout in return for dropping all legal action against BU or SUNY.[9]

On June 22, 2011 it was announced that Broadus would return to the Hoyas' staff as a "special assistant," serving in a non-recruiting role.[2]

On April 30, 2012, it was announced that Georgetown had elevated Broadus into a full-time assistant coach position. In a prior position at Georgetown and at George Washington University, Broadus earned a reputation for his ability to recruit.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Binghamton Bearcats (America East Conference) (2007–2009)
2007–08 Binghamton 14–16 9–7 T–4th
2008–09 Binghamton 23–8 13–3 T–1st NCAA First Round
Binghamton: 37–24 (.607) 22–10 (.688)
Total: 37–24 (.607)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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