Brad Edwards is bringing a New Yorker to Newberry.
The Division II school will name Central Florida assistant and New York native Steve DeMeo as its new men’s basketball coach at an 11 a.m. news conference today, Edwards said Tuesday.
It is the first major hire for Edwards, the former USC defensive back and administrator who was hired as Newberry’s athletics director in May.
DeMeo, 45, spent the past year at UCF after 10 years at Providence. In 2007, Rivals.com named DeMeo one of the top 25 assistants in the country.
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Edwards said he had more than 200 applicants and interviewed 10 candidates for the job.
“We feel like we got one of the best assistants and recruiters in Division I, and a guy who can really develop talent,” Edwards said.
— Joseph Person