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Marlon Williamson hired as new assistant men's basketball coach

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The University of Pittsburgh announced today that Marlon Williamson was hired to fill the vacant assistant men's basketball coach position. Head Coach Jamie Dixon needed an assistant after former assistant Barry Rohrsen left Pitt to take the place of Kentucky assistant, and former Panther, Orlando Antigua, who was hired as the new assistant coach at South Florida.

“We are excited about Marlon becoming a member of the University of Pittsburgh community and I know he is ecstatic to be coming aboard,” Dixon said. “As a former point guard with strong knowledge of the game, Marlon will help us in recruiting, scouting and player development. We are fortunate to have a coach with his well-rounded background. Marlon is also extremely excited to be a part of our staff considering his family ties to Pittsburgh.”

Williamson arrives at Pitt from UMASS where he was an assistant for two years under head coach Derek Kellogg. The Minutemen had a 45-21 record during Williamson's tenure there and also appeared in the NCAA Tournament last year (first time in 16 seasons) and the NIT two years ago.

He was previously head coach and President of Youth Operations at an AAU team called "The Family" in his native Detroit.

Williamson was a four-year letterman at Youngstown State from 1999-2003 and was team captain and the starting point guard during his senior season (2003). He was also named the Horizon League's All-Defensive Team and was the Penguin's most valuable player.

His father is a Pittsburgh native from Peabody High School.

for more info: Pitt web site



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