NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College director of athletics Andy Carter announced today that former men’s basketball head coach David Conrady has resigned his position at the college to pursue a coaching opportunity at NCAA Division I University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
“We are obviously very excited for David and his family to get such a great opportunity,” Carter said. “This is the result of his hard work and moving our program forward in a positive manner. Although we will miss David and his family, as they have been an integral part of our team, we are excited about the future of the Newberry College men's basketball program and the direction it is going.”
Conrady completed his second year at Newberry College following an eight-year stint as the head basketball coach at North Greenville College. This past season, Conrady took his Indian squad, picked eighth in the preseason, to a fourth-place regular season finish. Furthermore, he guided Newberry to a berth in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference championship game, a first for Newberry College. The Indians improved from a four-win season in 2002-03 to a 16-13 record in 2003-04. The 16 wins were the most by the program since the 1981-82 season.
“My family and I are very excited about the opportunity at Chattanooga, but saddened to leave such a wonderful place in Newberry,” Conrady said. “Newberry basketball and all the athletic programs have very bright futures and are moving in an exciting direction under the leadership of Andy Carter.”
Newberry College is a member of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.
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Transaction: Newberry College men’s basketball coach David Conrady resigns.