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COACHING STAFF

DUFFY CONROY | ASSISTANT COACH

Duffy Conroy enters his second season as the top assistant coach for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

With his assistance, LA Tech featured two players this past season who earned postseason honors -- point guard Alex Hamilton was chosen as Conference USA Player of the Year as well as an honorable mention Associated Press All-American and forward Erik McCree was selected second team All-Conference USA.

Conroy played an integral part during the 2015-16 season with the Bulldogs registering a 23-10 overall record, the most wins by a Division I school in the state of Louisiana.

LA Tech ended up defeating eight teams who advanced to the postseason (most since 1989) and besting seven teams who posted 20+ victories (most since 1991). Of those were non-conference wins at Ohio State and Florida Gulf Coast and league wins against regular season champion UAB and tournament champion Middle Tennessee.

The `Dogs were picked preseason to finish fifth but ended up in a tie for third in the league to help earn the program's fourth straight postseason appearance which came in the inaugural Vegas16 Tournament.

Conroy spent the previous 10 seasons as an assistant coach at Milwaukee under Rob Jeter, helping the Panthers to four postseason appearances including NCAA Tournament berths in 2006 and 2014.

During his stint at Milwaukee, Conroy helped develop 12 All-Horizon league players, two of which came this past season which marked the first time since 2006 the Panthers had multiple players on the league's first or second teams.

At UWM, Conroy also served as the scheduling coordinator and was part of four 20-win seasons, two Horizon League regular season titles and two tournament titles, the most recent one coming in 2014.

After the Panthers had finished last the season prior and having been picked preseason to finish the same way, Milwaukee won four games in eight days to win the championship and earn the automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Tournament for just the fourth time in program history. Milwaukee's 13-win increase from the previous season was the best year-to-year improvement in the country.

The Panthers also enjoyed back-to-back postseason appearances in 2011 and 2012 in the National Invitation Tournament and CollegeInsider.com Tournament, respectively.

In the 2010-11 season, UWM finished the regular season by winning nine straight league games to earn a share of the Horizon League crown. Despite losing to Butler in the conference title game, Conroy and the Panthers had frequent success against the Bulldogs. In 2009, UWM upset 21st-ranked Butler, 63-60, which was the program's first-ever win over a nationally-ranked team during the regular season.

Arguably the most memorable season at Milwaukee for Conroy came in his first season with the team in 2005-06. The Panthers posted a 22-9 overall record, won the Horizon League regular season and conference title, had a school-record three players named all-league, earned a best-ever 11-seed in the NCAA Tournament and collected an upset victory over Oklahoma in the first round.

Conroy began his coaching career at Milwaukee in 2000 as an administrative assistant for Bo Ryan and moved with Ryan to the University of Wisconsin where he served as the video coordinator for two years when the Badgers claimed back-to-back Big Ten Conference regular season titles for the first time in school history and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2003.

Following his stint with the Badger program, Conroy took over head coaching and athletics director duties at his high school alma mater for the 2003-04 school year before returning to Madison for the 2004-05 campaign. He coordinated the day-to-day operational aspects of the Badger program, including travel and budgetary matters, as UW made a run to the Elite Eight.

Conroy had a successful playing career at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. A two-time all-conference performer as well as a team captain, he led St. Ambrose to three appearances in the NAIA Tournament. As a junior, he helped the Fighting Bees to a 20-win season, then led the squad to 26 victories one year later en route to honorable mention All-America honors.

Born in Naperville, Ill., Conroy was an all-state football and basketball player at Davenport Assumption High School. His brother Ed is the current head coach at Tulane University.

Conroy and his wife, Nikki, have five children -- Callum, Macklin, Keeva, Bradoch and Banion.

 

YAPHETT KING | ASSISTANT COACH

Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol announced that Yaphett King will be joining the men's basketball staff as an assistant coach.

King comes to LA Tech after recently serving four years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M--Corpus Christi.

While at A&M--Corpus Christi, King played a key role in turning the Islanders program around. The team posted a 12-win improvement from 2012-13 to 2013-14, the third most improved program in the nation.

The Islanders went from finishing ninth in the Southland Conference to finishing second and making a postseason appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. They followed that up with a 20-win season and another berth in the CIT.

This past season, the program had one of its most successful years in school history. A&M-Corpus Christi registered 25 victories, the second most in program history, while also reaching the league championship game for the first time since 2007. The Islanders ended up making the postseason for the third straight season, a first in school history.

Part of the A&M-Corpus Christi's success stemmed from King being instrumental in landing and developing forward Rashawn Thomas who was Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and named to the Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America team this past season after averaging 16.6 points and a league-best 8.0 boards per game. He also finished with a school record 75 blocks.

Prior to joining the Islanders, King spent four years as head coach at Redlands Community College where he led the squad to 72 wins during his tenure, highlighted by a 21-win season and a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament in 2010-11.

On the court, King was an All-American as a freshman at Redlands in 2001-02 while leading the team to the NJCAA Division II national title.

He went on to play at Cal State Fullerton where he helped the Titans to postseason play for the first time in 15 years, advancing to the Round of 16 in the National Invitation Tournament.

After playing professionally in Austria for two years, King returned to Redlands as an assistant coach in 2007. Redlands finished the season as regional runner-ups with a 31-2 overall record. Seven players went on to attend Division I programs.

The following year he joined Cowley College as an assistant coach, assisting the team to a 31-2 overall mark in route to an appearance in the regional championship game.

King is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He and his wife, Charlena, have a daughter, Caydance.

 

TONY SKINN | ASSISTANT COACH

Tony Skinn begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

With his assistance, LA Tech featured two players this past season who earned postseason honors – point guard Alex Hamilton was chosen as Conference USA Player of the Year as well as an honorable mention Associated Press All-American and forward Erik McCree was selected second team All-Conference USA.

He also worked daily with freshman point guard Derric Jean who led the team in three-point shoot percentage and was second in total assists.

Skinn played an integral part during the 2015-16 season with the Bulldogs registering a 23-10 overall record, the most wins by a Division I school in the state of Louisiana.

LA Tech ended up defeating eight teams who advanced to the postseason (most since 1989) and besting seven teams who posted 20+ victories (most since 1991). Of those were non-conference wins at Ohio State and Florida Gulf Coast and league wins against regular season champion UAB and tournament champion Middle Tennessee.

The ‘Dogs were picked preseason to finish fifth but ended up in a tie for third in the league to help earn the program’s fourth straight postseason appearance which came in the inaugural Vegas16 Tournament.

Previously, Skinn served as athletics director for Paul International High School in Washington, D.C. In addition, he served as an assistant coach for NIKE Team Takeover, one of the top five AAU programs in the country.

While serving as an assistant coach, Skinn was primarily focused on recruiting and player development. He helped develop the classes of 2013 and 2014 which included 20+ Division I signees such as James Palmer (Miami), Tre Campbell (Georgetown) and Dion Wiley (Maryland).

Skinn had an illustrious playing career as a three-year letterwinner at George Mason, two of which was coached by Eric Konkol, and as a professional where he played overseas and took part in the 2012 Olympics as a member of the Nigerian national team.

As a starting point guard for Nigeria, Skinn helped his native country defeat the Dominican Republic to earn the last spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He went on to average 10 points per game in the FIBA Olympic qualifiers.

Prior to playing in the capital of England, Skinn played professionally all over Europe. He spent three years in France and a year in Italy, Germany and Israel.

A big part of the opportunity given to him overseas was as a result of his collegiate career which ended with a bang by helping lead George Mason on an amazing run to the Final Four as a senior in 2006.

The Patriots ended up posting a 23-7 record during the regular season and although they end not win the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament title, they were award an at-large bid as an 11 seed.

George Mason went on to upset Michigan State, defending champion North Carolina, Wichita State and top-seeded UConn to reach the Final Four, becoming only the second double-digit seed in history to do so.

The team's magical run came to an end there with a loss to eventual national champion Florida. In the process, Skinn shined by scoring 14 points against WSU, 10 against UConn and 13 in the loss to the Gators.

In his senior season, he averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. For his career as a Patriot, he averaged 11.6 points per game while tallying 1,079 career points which currently ranks 27th in program history.

Tony is married to Weyni Ghebremedhin. The couple has two boys, Isaiah and Liam.

 

ANDY FOX | DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS
CAMP DIRECTOR

Andy Fox enters his second season as Director of Basketball Operations at Louisiana Tech under head coach Eric Konkol.

While handling operations at LA Tech, his responsibilities include administrative duties around the basketball offices, team travel compliance, coordination of student-athlete recruiting, budget manager, conducting coach Konkol's summer basketball camps and assisting with team scheduling.

The Bulldogs ended up registering a 23-10 overall record in 2015-16, the most wins by a Division I school in the state of Louisiana. They also made their fourth straight postseason appearance which came in the inaugural Vegas16 Tournament.

Fox came to LA Tech from Tulane where he spent past five years as an assistant coach and director of operations.

As an assistant, his primary role was recruiting, game preparation and player development. He helped Tulane to back-to-back postseason tournament appearances with a trip to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT) in 2012-13 and to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) in 2013-14.

In 2012-13, the Green Wave posted a 20-15 record, the program's first 20-win season since 2000.

Fox went to Tulane after spending four seasons as an assistant coach at The Citadel. While at The Citadel, he helped the Bulldogs to their most successful stretch in program history, including a school record 20 wins and the first postseason appearance in school history in 2009.

Prior to his arrival at The Citadel, Fox served as a graduate assistant at Tennessee, one year each under Bruce Pearl and Buzz Peterson. While with the Volunteers in 2006, the team captured the SEC East Championship and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Fox's duties as a GA included coordinating all on-campus recruiting activities and operations, opponent scouting prep, student-athlete academic support, video operations, coordination of summer camps and various other administrative duties.

From 2002 to 2004, Fox spent his summers working basketball camps around the country. His experience working as a counselor includes serving on the camp staffs at Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Northern Iowa, Snow Valley and also at the legendary Morgan Wootten camp.

He earned his bachelor's degree in 2004 in economics and health science from Cornell College (Iowa) where he played basketball for four years. He was a two-year captain, earning All-Iowa Conference honors in 2004.

He completed his master's in sports psychology from Tennessee's Sports Studies program in 2006.

Fox and his wife Tiffany have a son, Brendan.

 

HUNTER JENKINS | GRADUATE ASSISTANT

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