Washington, DC (Sports Network) - American University named Mike Brennan
their new men's head basketball coach on Tuesday.
Brennan was an assistant coach at Georgetown for the last four seasons. Last
season, the Hoyas finished 26-7 (15-5 Big East), winning a share of the Big
East regular-season championship and was a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Brennan was an assistant coach for two seasons at
American. During his tenure, the Eagles won back-to-back Patriot League titles
and earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.
"It's extremely exciting to be back at American University and to become head
coach of the Eagles," said Brennan. "I'm so grateful to AU athletics director,
Billy Walker, and the President of AU, Dr. (Neil) Kerwin, for this wonderful
opportunity. I've been extremely fortunate to have worked at universities that
share such strong values and whose athletic programs reflect those values. I
am confident that our program will continue to attract great student-athletes,
one that our players, students, supporters and alums can be proud of."
A former four-year starter at Princeton, Brennan helped the Tigers to two Ivy
League championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1991 and 1992. He
later served as an assistant coach from 2001-2007.
"We welcome Mike Brennan back to the AU campus as our new men's basketball
coach. He has achieved tremendous success as an assistant coach at prominent
programs -- including Georgetown, Princeton, and AU -- and as a former student
athlete at Princeton," said Kerwin. "His athletics experiences and academic
values are a perfect match for AU and we look forward to a new era in AU men's
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