Former Cincinnati Men’s Basketball Coach Joins Dayton Men’s Coaching Staff – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

DAYTON – University of Dayton men’s basketball head coach Anthony Grant announced the addition of former Division I head coach John Brannen to the UD coaching staff, according to a press release.

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Brennan, who has 21 years of college coaching experience, will fill the new role of program analyst and senior special assistant. He will oversee the Flyer program’s efforts in analytics, tracking, self-tracking, and video analytics.

“John brings a wealth of experience and success as a former head coach and leader to this role,” Coach Grant said. “Having coached John during his college playing years and having worked with him for nine years on previous coaching staffs, I am thrilled at the opportunity to partner with him again.

Brannen, 48, played his college basketball at Morehead State before finishing at Marshall in 1997 when Grant was on Billy Donovan’s staff there.

As a senior, Brannen led the Southern Conference in scoring and was a Rhodes Scholar runner-up.

“I believe his passion, knowledge and skill will be great assets to our players, our staff and our program,” Grant said. “We are delighted to welcome John and his family to the Flyer family.”

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Brannen was also an assistant on Coach’s Grant staff at VCU from 2006 to 2009 and then at Alabama from 2009 to 2015. Brannen was the associate head coach of Crimson Tide during his last two seasons in Tuscaloosa.

Brannen served as Northern Kentucky’s head coach for four seasons from 2015 to 2019 and two seasons at Cincinnati from 2019 to 2021.

Dayton returns five starters from a team that went 24-11 last season and tied for second in the Atlantic 10 with a 14-4 record.