Earlier this week our own Rodger Wyland reported that Marquette assistant basketball coach Dwayne Killings would be the new head coach for the University of Albany men's basketball team. Today UAlbany confirmed that report in an official press release from the school.

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The UAlbany press release quotes Killings as saying:
“I can't thank Dr. Rodríguez, Mark Benson, and Vic Cegles enough for this tremendous leadership opportunity,” said Killings. “When I set out on this journey to become a head coach, I wanted to find a place where the community and campus were committed to impacting the lives of their student-athletes. The more I learned about the history, the tradition, and the leadership at UAlbany, it was obvious it was a perfect fit for my vision and my family. As a leader, I want to give our young men hope that their dreams can become a reality as we pursue America East championships and prepare them for success once they graduate. I also represent the next wave of leaders, and I do not take that lightly. I can't wait to connect my experiences, and my staff's experiences, to our players as we create a new mentality for UAlbany men’s basketball. My wife Ana, daughter Alecia, and son Tristan cannot wait to connect with the UAlbany and the Capital Region community and make it our home.”

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Dwayne Killings becomes the 16th coach in UAlbany's history and only the third since the school stepped up to Division I. During Coach Killings' three years at Marquette, he gained a reputation of being a strong recruiter. The press conference welcoming Killings will be held in SEFCU Arena on Thursday, March 18 at 1:45 p.m. A live feed for fans and the general public will be made available on UAlbanySports.com.

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