Mark Adams, Chris Odgen and Al Pinkins will serve as assistant coaches for the Red Raiders. The support staff will include Brian Burg as the Chief of Staff, Max Lefevre as the Director of Player Development and John Reilly will head the strength and conditioning program.
Adams, Burg and Lefevre were apart of Beard’s staff at Little Rock where the Trojans racked up 30 victories last season en route to the Sun Belt regular season and tournament championships. Little Rock wiped away a 14-point deficit during the final five minutes of the second half and won an 85-83 double overtime thriller over No. 12-ranked and fifth-seeded Purdue in the NCAA Tournament.
Graduate assistants for the 2016-17 season are former Red Raider Darryl Dora along with Grant Coffman (Texas-Arlington), Casey Perrin (Campbell) and Hunter Jenkins (Louisiana Tech). Dora was part of 81 wins from 2003-07 and played on three NCAA Tournament teams during his Tech career highlighted by the 2005 NCAA Sweet 16 squad.