Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jones tabs Wilson and Morris to fill assistant coaching slots at BU

By René Reyes/DFP Staff

New Boston University men’s basketball coach Joe Jones has chosen Curtis Wilson and Shaun Morris to join his staff as assistant coaches, the school announced Thursday.

Wilson spent the last 12 seasons at Yale University under Jones’ older brother, James, and served as an associate head coach of the Bulldogs for the past five years from 2006-2011.

“Curtis is a tremendous coach whose experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the program," Jones said. "He is a hard-working family man who will serve as a great role model to our players. I have known Coach Wilson for over 15 years and am thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work with him.”

Morris, on the other hand, worked at Division III powerhouse Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., the last two seasons under head coach Mike Maker. The Ephs advanced to the NCAA Final Four twice in Morris’ two-year stint at Williams and capped off the 2010 campaign as national runner-ups.

“Shaun is a rising star in the coaching world," Jones said. "He spent the last two seasons helping Williams College reach back-to-back Division III Final Fours. His energy and passion for teaching the game of basketball is exactly what I was looking for in a coach.”

Below is a link to the press release on the BU athletics website:

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