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Duquesne Loses Assistant Hoops Coach

By: Mike Vukovcan
(Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Ron Everhart and the Duquesne basketball program are in the market for a new assistant head coach.

Duquesne announced that assistant coach Greg Gary has left to accept a similar position at Purdue University.

Gary, a native of Anderson, Indiana, is the third former Duquesne assistant under Everhart who will coaching at a BCS school in 2011-12 joining Bill Barton (at Duquesne from 2007-08 through 2009-10; currently at Pittsburgh) and Richard Pitino (at Duquesne in 2006-07; currently at Louisville).

Gary, who was recruited as a Division I player out of junior college by Everhart in the early 1990s and was part of Everhart’s staff at McNeese State in 1997-98, was in his second stint at DU having coached on the Bluff in 2007-08 before leaving for a head coaching position at Centenary in 2008-09 and 2009-10. He returned to Duquesne prior to this past season.

In additional news, Everhart also announced today that freshman forward Joel Wright (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brittain Academy) has been released from his scholarship.

“I met with Joel and it was agreed that it would be best for him to look into other opportunities,” said Everhart. “I wish him the best as he continues to mature as a basketball player and person.”

The 6-6, 220-pound Wright averaged 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game off the bench in 2010-11.

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