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Mark Turgeon

Head Coach

Mark Turgeon is fresh off his eighth season at the helm of the University of Maryland men’s basketball team after leading the Terrapins to eight straight winning seasons and four NCAA Tournaments appearances in the last five seasons.

Turgeon has led three different programs to 13 postseason appearances, which includes the Terps advancing to their first Sweet 16 in 13 years in the 2015-2016 season. Turgeon signed a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season on Oct. 27, 2016.

In his first eight seasons at Maryland, Turgeon has compiled a 180-92 (.662) record. He recorded the most wins for a head coach in his first five years in program history (114). Turgeon won 79 games during a three-season span from 2014 to 2017, the second-most wins during a three-year period in school history. He is the first coach in Maryland history to lead the Terps to three 24-plus regular season-win seasons. Turgeon also had the Terrapins ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for 36 consecutive weeks, including 20 weeks in the top-10. Maryland had previously not been ranked in the top-10 since Feb. 3, 2003, a span of 12 seasons.

Under Turgeon, Maryland has also thrived in its first five seasons as members of the Big Ten Conference, earning four top-5 finishes and compiling a 59-33 (.641) conference record. Turgeon’s teams boast a 35-9 (.795) home record in conference play, including a perfect 9-0 mark in its inaugural season. He was named the 2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year.

Since taking over the program in 2011-12, Turgeon’s Terrapins have amassed a 122-25 (.830) home record overall, while recording the most consecutive wins at home in program history (27) from Dec. 6, 2015 - Feb. 13, 2016. Maryland has amassed a 77-13 (.856) mark in home games since joining the Big Ten in 2014-15, tied for the second highest home win percentage in the conference during that stretch.

Turgeon led the Terrapins to a 30-11 record through their first 41 Big Ten games, becoming the fastest Big Ten coach to reach 30 conference wins since former Illinois mentor Bruce Weber guided the Illini to 30 victories in his first 35 conference games.

Turgeon has led his teams to a winning season in 18 of his 21 seasons, including a current streak of 17 consecutive winning seasons. The Terps won 27 or more games in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns.

The 2018-19 team flourished despite boasting the fourth-youngest team in the nation and playing the eighth-toughest schedule, advancing to the NCAA Tournament Second Round. The Terps won 13 games in the Big Ten Conference, and featured sophomore Bruno Fernando, who was the only player in the Big Ten to earn All-Big Ten First Team and All-Defense honors. Fernando was also a top-5 finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the nation’s top center.

In 2016-17 Turgeon led Maryland to a 24-9 record, with an impressive 11-2 mark away from XFINITY Center and its aforementioned third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. With a 20-2 record through 22 games in 2016-17, Turgeon topped the 1998-99 squad for the best regular season start in program history. Additionally, Turgeon was instrumental in the development of three-time All-Big Ten guard Melo Trimble, who became one of just four players to post 1,600 points, 400 assists and 150 steals at Maryland. Trimble was also just one of two players (Joe Smith) in school history to record 500 or more points in each of his first two seasons at Maryland.

Under Turgeon’s direction the 2015-16 team finished with 27 victories and opened the regular season with a 15-1 record – the best start in program history. Maryland featured five All-Big Ten performers, including guard Melo Trimble (Second Team All-Big Ten) who was also named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team. Center Diamond Stone was a Third Team All-Big Ten selection and was named Associated Press Big Ten Newcomer of the Year. Forwards Jake Layman and Robert Carter, Jr., as well as guard Rasheed Sulaimon each earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors.

Maryland posted victories over five teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. In addition, the Terrapins also defeated rival Georgetown in a monumental game played on the College Park campus for the first time in four decades.

Maryland, ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press and No. 12 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll, finished 27-9, marking the first time in program history the Terps have put together back-to-back 27-plus win seasons.

The Terrapins also led the Big Ten and ranked fifth nationally in attendance in 2015-16, averaging 17,863 fans per game.

Maryland posted a school-record 26 wins during the regular season in 2014-15 and notched 28 total, an eight-game improvement from its 17 victories during the 2013-14 season. The 11-game win total was the second-highest improvement among all Power Five schools. Maryland also advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Terps finished their inaugural season in the Big Ten with an aforementioned 9-0 home record, which included victories against then-No. 5 Wisconsin, Michigan State and Indiana. Overall, Maryland concluded with an 18-1 home mark at XFINITY Center.

Maryland’s 14-1 record in 2014-15 marked its best start in 18 years (1996-97). Turgeon posted 25 or more wins in a season for the fourth time in his career.

Since arriving in College Park, Turgeon has signed seven consecutive nationally-ranked recruiting classes, including a top-10 class in 2016.

Under Turgeon, the men’s basketball team posted its highest single year APR score of a perfect 1,000 in 2012-13 and has also graduated all 13 of his student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility at Maryland.

In 2013, he captured his 300th career victory with an 85-74 defeat of Tulsa on Dec. 29, before leading the Terps to a thrilling overtime win against No. 5 Virginia in Maryland’s final ACC regular season game.

Turgeon’s winning percentage of .600 (42-28) was the best mark by a Maryland coach in his first two seasons, ahead of Bud Millikan (.592) and Gary Williams (.574). After bringing in a top-15 recruiting class in 2012, he led the Terrapins to a 25-13 record (most wins in six seasons) and appearances in the ACC Tournament semifinals and the NIT semifinals in 2012-13.

Turgeon directed Maryland to three wins over a ranked team in 2012-13 after Maryland had gone two seasons without one. The Terps were the only team in the nation to beat Duke twice, while also knocking off then-14th ranked NC State at home in January. Maryland’s win over Duke at home on Feb. 16 was its first over a No. 1 ranked opponent in five years.

Turgeon, who came to College Park after directing Texas A&M to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, led Maryland to a 17-15 record in 2011-12. At A&M, he posted a 97-40 record in four seasons and was named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year in both 2010 and 2011. He is the only coach in Big 12 history with at least 24 victories in each of his four seasons.

In seven years at Wichita State, he built the Shockers into a power in the Missouri Valley Conference, earning the league title and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006. In that NCAA Tournament, Wichita State beat Seton Hall and Tennessee before losing to eventual Final Four participant George Mason.

Turgeon has coached and developed nine future NBA players: Gal Mekel, Donald Sloan, Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), DeAndre Jordan (New York Knicks), Alex Len (Atlanta Hawks), Jake Layman (Portland Trailblazers), Diamond Stone and Kevin Huerter (Atlanta Hawks). Len was selected in the first round (fifth overall) by the Suns in the 2013 NBA Draft and Huerter was selected 19th overall in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. Stone and Layman were both selected in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. In addition, multiple former players are playing in the NBA’s G-League and overseas.

Turgeon amassed a 128-89 record at Wichita State (2000-07), posting the third-most wins in school history. The Shockers advanced to three straight NITs from 2003 to 2005 in addition to the 2006 NCAAs, the first time WSU had four straight postseason appearances in 40 years.

He began his head-coaching career at Jacksonville State, going 17-11 in his final season there (1999-2000) after going 8-18 in his first year.

Turgeon was an assistant at Kansas for five seasons, first under Larry Brown (1987-88) and then under Roy Williams (1988-92). The Jayhawks made the NCAA Tournament in four of those seasons, winning the national championship in 1988 and finishing second in 1991. KU also won Big Eight titles in 1991 and 1992 with Turgeon on staff.

He was the top assistant under Jerry Green at Oregon from 1992-97 and was an assistant coach under Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1997-98 before taking the head coaching position at Jacksonville State.

A point guard at Kansas from 1984-87, Turgeon was the first player in Jayhawks history to play in four straight NCAA Tournaments. KU went 108-33 under Brown in that stretch. Turgeon served as team captain in his junior and senior seasons, leading the Jayhawks to the 1986 NCAA Final Four.

As a student-athlete, he was selected to the Big Eight All-Academic Team in 1986 and was a Big Eight All-Freshman pick in 1984. He earned a bachelor of science degree in personnel administration from Kansas in 1987.

A native of Topeka, Kan., Turgeon led Hayden High School to back-to-back Class 4A state titles in 1982 and 1983, earning all-tournament honors each year. A first team all-state pick as a senior, Hayden went 47-3 in his high-school career.

In the summer of 2008, Turgeon was inducted into the Topeka Sports Hall of Fame. He was also honored as the 2015 Kansan of the Year in June, 2015.

Additionally, Turgeon was selected as a court coach for the USA Basketball Pan-American Team in preparation for the Pan-Am Games in the summer of 2015. The following year, Turgeon served as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s Under-18 Team, working with head coach Shaka Smart and assistant coach Kevin Ollie, in helping guide the squad to a gold medal. On June 13, 2016, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Ad Hoc committee on NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection, seeding and bracketing.

Turgeon is active in the College Park community and has hosted the Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tip-Off Breakfast in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches for five years. Over the past four seasons, Turgeon worked with the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, Turgeon and his team worked with the Special Olympics of Maryland and hosted a basketball clinic for athletes in the organization along with inviting them to home games the past three seasons. Turgeon also participated in the Special Olympics Relay Across America carrying the Flame for Hope through the College Park campus in 2016.

Bino Ranson

Assistant Coach

Orlando “Bino” Ranson was hired as an assistant coach at Maryland in the summer of 2010 and is now entering his ninth season in College Park, including the eighth on the staff of head coach Mark Turgeon. During his time with Turgeon, Ranson and the Terps have collected 157 wins.

Ranson played a major part in helping lead the Terps to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet Sixteen during the 2015-16 season. It marked the Terps’ longest run in the NCAA Tournament since 2003. In the 2015-16 season, Maryland started 15-1 – the best start in program history and finished the campaign with a 27-9 overall record No. 12 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

“Bino has done an outstanding job in identifying and developing talented basketball players,” said Turgeon. “He has strong connections throughout the country and helped expand our recruiting area during our transition to the Big Ten. Bino has worked hard and has developed into a very good coach.”

The Terps won 79 games between the 2014-15 through 2016-17 seasons, adding up to the second-most wins in school history over a three-year span. Ranson has helped lead the Terps to three 24-plus regular season-win seasons, while the Terrapins were also ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for 36 consecutive weeks, including 20 weeks in the top-10.

In their inaugural season in the Big Ten (2014-15), Ranson and the Terrapins posted a school record 26 regular season wins en route to advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

Ranson played a major role in helping Maryland sign five consecutive top-25 recruiting classes in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ranson was critical in helping Maryland secure a top-10 recruiting class in 2018, leading the recruiting efforts to sign five-star McDonald’s All-American Jalen Smith out of Mount Saint Joseph’s High School in Baltimore. In addition, Ranson directed the recruiting efforts for Darryl Morsell from the class of 2017, a four-star recruit out of Mount Saint Joseph’s.

In 2016, Ranson led the recruiting efforts for consensus four-star forward Justin Jackson, who was selected in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft before signing with the Orlando Magic. Jackson played high school basketball at national power Findlay Prep as a junior before finishing his high school career at Hill Academy in Ontario, where he was named a First Team All-Star in the Ontario Scholastics Basketball Association. He was also a member of the Canadian U-19 national team that participated at the 2015 FIBA World Championships in Greece.

Ranson has strong ties to the Baltimore-Washington area, having coached for two seasons at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.

He came to Maryland after one season as an assistant at Xavier, during which the Musketeers went 26-9 and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. In his lone season on the staff of Maryland head coach Gary Williams in 2010-11, the Terrapins went 19-14. Ranson has had a winning season in each of his 11 seasons as an assistant coach.

He spent two years as an administrative assistant at Loyola University on the staff of long-time Maryland assistant and current Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos.

Prior to Xavier, Ranson was an assistant coach at James Madison for one season, helping the Dukes to a 21-15 mark, the most wins by JMU in a season since 1992-93. The Dukes advanced in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for the first time since 2003 and their berth in the College Insiders.com Tournament marked their first postseason appearance since 1994.

Ranson also worked for Matt Brady at Marist University for three seasons. The Red Foxes were 62-33 in those three seasons and won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season in 2007. That season, Marist won at Oklahoma State in the Postseason NIT. Ranson coached under current Maryland assistant Matt Brady during his stops at Marist and JMU.

Considered an outstanding recruiter, he helped bring in excellent classes at James Madison, Marist and Xavier. Ranson helped land Jay Gavin at Marist, who went on to become the MAAC Rookie of the Year.

Ranson coached at St. Frances Academy for two seasons before joining the Loyola staff. He handled St. Frances’ junior-varsity program, directing the 2003-04 team to a 24-5 record, titles in the MIAA and the Baltimore Catholic League. He also founded Team Baltimore, one of the top AAU programs in the Northeast.

Among the players Ranson worked with at the AAU level are Sean Mosley and Juan Dixon of Maryland, Ricky Harris of Massachusetts, Jermaine Dixon of Pittsburgh and Donte Greene of Syracuse.

A 1999 graduate of Southern New Hampshire with a B.S. in sports management, Ranson completed his collegiate career as one of the top players in the history of the school. He ranked seventh in career scoring (1,899 points), fifth in assists (598) and fourth in 3-point field goals (226) after lettering for four seasons. He was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in January 2007.

Matt Brady

Assistant Coach

Head coach Mark Turgeon announced the addition of Matt Brady as the director of player personnel for the Maryland men’s basketball program on July 10, 2017. Brady was elevated to the role of assistant coach in June of 2018 prior to his second season on staff for the Terrapins.

Brady, who has nearly 30 years of experience as a coach at the Division I level, including 12 as a head coach, comes to Maryland after serving as an assistant coach at La Salle the past season. Brady will be reunited with Maryland assistant coach Bino Ranson, who was an assistant under Brady while at Marist.

''Matt is a very accomplished head coach and assistant who under his leadership and direction led various basketball programs to unprecedented heights during his tenure," Turgeon said. "His proven track record in player development and his experience as a head coach at the Division I level will greatly benefit our staff and student-athletes. Matt will make a seamless transition to our staff and we are very excited to welcome him to our basketball program."

Prior to La Salle, Brady was the head coach at James Madison for eight seasons, racking up 139 wins, including four seasons with 20 or more victories. In 2013, he led the Dukes to a CAA Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. He also guided the Dukes to three additional postseason appearances and the 2015 CAA regular season title.

Brady was recognized as State Coach of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 2013 following his NCAA Tournament campaign and was also tabbed District 10 Co-Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Brady inherited a JMU program that finished last in the conference in scoring, field goal and three-point percentage in 2007. The following season, Brady had the Dukes atop the conference in all three statistical categories. While at JMU, Brady coached 10 all-CAA players and four all-district honorees. Brady mentored three of the top 10 scorers in program history as well as three of the top 10 three-point shooters.

Prior to leading the program at James Madison, Brady was the head coach at Marist for four seasons from 2004-08 where compiled a 73-50 record with the Red Foxes and improved their win total during each of his first three seasons with the team. Marist set a program record for wins during its 25-9 season in 2006-07 when Brady was the MAAC and New York City-area coach of the year. Marist had dramatic statistical improvements under his direction, ranking in the top three in the 10-team MAAC in overall field goal percentage, three-point percentage and three-pointers per game during each of his four seasons. While at Marist, Brady mentored MAAC Player of the Year Jared Jordan, who was a two-time NCAA Division I assists champion and the 45th overall choice in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

A 1987 Siena graduate and a native of Haddon Heights, N.J., Brady was a Division I assistant coach for 17 seasons at Rhode Island (1987-89), Wagner (1989-93) and Saint Joseph's (1993-04).

While Brady was at Saint Joseph's, the Hawks appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times, the NIT three times and won four Big 5 championships and three Atlantic 10 titles.

Saint Joseph's was 27-0 during the regular season in 2003-04, earned a No. 1 national ranking and a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament, ultimately reaching the Elite Eight. Brady was involved in recruiting several of the top players in Saint Joseph's history, including 2004 National Player of the Year Jameer Nelson and Delonte West, an honorable mention Associated Press All-America selection. Nelson, who was selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft and has gone on to play 12 seasons in the NBA, continues to be mentored and trained by Brady during his offseason.

As a player at Siena, Brady appeared in 114 career games, including 92 as a starter. He completed his career as the program's all-time assists leader (593), and he was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1993. For his career he accumulated 1,106 points (9.7 points per game) and was a 45.9 percent shooter from the field.

Brady was a standout at Paul VI High School in Haddon (N.J.) Township and was named to the 1980s South Jersey All-Decade Team. He was enshrined in the Camden County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Brady and his wife Mary have three sons, Logan - who is a freshman at Maryland - and twins Cole and Griffin.

DeAndre Haynes

Assistant Coach

Widely regarded as one of the fastest rising coaches in the country, DeAndre Haynes was officially announced as assistant coach by Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon on June 10, 2019.

Haynes most recently spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan men's basketball program, where he was instrumental in working with the Wolverine backcourt and offensive strategies.

“Throughout the hiring process I was very deliberate about finding the right fit for our coaching staff and we hit a home run with DeAndre,” Turgeon said. “DeAndre is one of the brightest up and coming coaches in the business and has gained experience working for some of the most well-respected coaches in the country. He was an exceptional point guard during his playing days and he possesses a contagious personality that will fit well with our staff and players. We are excited to welcome DeAndre and his family to College Park.”

The Wolverines set a program record with 33 wins in 2017-18 en route to winning the Big Ten Tournament and advancing to the Final Four. The following season, U-M recorded its second straight 30 win season to give them 63 wins in two seasons.

Haynes assisted in the development of Zavier Simpson, who was named to the All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Defensive teams, and All-Big Ten guard Jordan Poole in 2018-19.

Prior to Michigan, Haynes served as an assistant coach at Toledo on head coach Tod Kowalczyk's staff during the 2016-17 season following four years as an assistant at his alma mater – Kent State – on head coach Rob Senderoff's staff (2012-16).

While at Toledo, Haynes helped the Rockets to 17 wins and a postseason appearance in the 2017 College Basketball Invitational (CBI). With Haynes as an assistant, forward Steve Taylor Jr. earned All-MAC second team honors after leading the nation with 9.9 defensive rebounds per game and ranking third nationally with 12.2 rebounds per contest. Additionally, guard Jonathan Williams received All-MAC third team accolades after ranking third in MAC scoring with 19.6 points per game.

Haynes began his coaching career in 2012 as an assistant at Kent State where he helped the Golden Flashes to the 2014-15 MAC regular-season title and a pair of CollegeInsider.com Tournament appearances, in 2013 and 2015. He was instrumental in the development of guards Kris Brewer, who earned MAC Sixth Man of the Year (2015) and All-MAC honorable mention (2014, '15) accolades, as well as guard Devareaux Manley, who earned All-MAC second team honors in 2015. Additionally, he helped coach forward Jimmy Hall to two All-MAC first team honors (2015, '16) as well as forward Chris Evans to first team honors in 2013.

Before becoming a coach, Haynes played professionally for six years in FIBA Europe with stops in Belgium, Hungary, Germany and Finland. In his final professional season, Haynes averaged 14.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game for Finland's Namika Lappeenranta.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, and a Southwestern High School graduate, Haynes was a four-year starter at point guard for Kent State (2002-06), totaling 89 wins and four postseason appearances. Haynes ranks 12th in program history with 1,259 career points, while his 114 career starts rank second all-time. He also led the MAC in assists in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 campaigns with 5.5 and 5.8 assists per game, respectively.

Haynes is KSU's program leader in career assists (625), steals (229) and minutes (4,070). During his senior season in 2006, Haynes became the first Golden Flash to earn MAC Player of the Year honors. An Associated Press All-America honorable mention selection that year as well, Haynes led Kent State to the 2006 MAC regular season and tournament titles and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Haynes and his wife Tierra have three sons, DeAndre Jr., Devon and Dallas.

THE HAYNES FILE
2012-16 – Kent State (Assistant Coach)
2016-17 – Toledo (Assistant Coach)
2017-19 – Michigan (Assistant Coach)
2019-pres – Maryland (Assistant Coach)

Kyle Tarp

Director of Basketball Performance

Kyle Tarp is in his ninth overall season at the University of Maryland and his eighth as the Director of Basketball Performance. In that role, he oversees all aspects of training and nutrition for the men's basketball team.

Tarp played a pivotal role in helping lead the Terps to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet Sixteen during the 2015-16 season. It marked the Terps’ longest run in the NCAA Tournament since 2003. In the 2015-16 season, Maryland started 15-1 – the best start in program history and finished the campaign with a 27-9 overall record No. 12 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

He has helped outline strength and conditioning programs for former Terps and current NBA players Alex Len (Atlanta Hawks), Jake Layman (Portland Trailblazers) and Kevin Huerter (Atlanta Hawks).

Prior to being named Director, Tarp served as the Assistant Director of Basketball Performance at Maryland for the 2010-2011 season. Tarp assisted in all aspects of player development for men's basketball while also designing and implementing all resistance training, recovery and movement skill sessions for women's basketball.

Tarp also assisted in the fundraising and design efforts for the Terrapins new basketball performance center, which opened in October of 2011. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment that meets the specific performance needs of the Maryland basketball players.

Before arriving in College Park, Tarp served as a basketball performance intern at the University of Texas from 2008-2010. Tarp assisted with all aspects of strength and conditioning for both the men and women's basketball teams at Texas while concurrently completing his Masters Degree in Sports Science and Nutrition. During his time in Austin, Tarp also held graduate faculty teaching positions in the Kinesiology, Physical Education and Biology departments along with working as a Performance Specialist at renowned private training facility Train 4 the Game.

A native of Salinas, Calif., Tarp graduated Summa Cum Laude earning a bachelor's degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis, in 2006. At UC Davis, Tarp competed for the University's football team. He also received a department citation for outstanding research achievements in the field of Exercise Biology in 2006.

Tarp is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a certified Level-1 Sports Performance Coach from United States Weightlifting Association, CPT by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist. He also performs coursework in Applied Functional Sciences.

Mark Bialkoski

Director of Operations

Mark Bialkoski was elevated to the role of director of basketball operations in June of 2018 after serving three seasons as the program's video coordinator.

“Mark is very deserving of this promotion, as he's been a great addition to our staff and program over the past three years,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “He's a tireless worker who is very committed to our team, and will continue to play a major role in our day-to-day activities. Mark has a promising future ahead of him in this business, and we're excited to reward him for his dedication and commitment to Maryland basketball.”

In 2016-17, Maryland finished with a 24-9 record, an impressive 11-2 mark away from XFINITY Center and its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. In his first season at Maryland, the Terps won 27 games, finished No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Bialkoski spent three seasons as the Charlotte 49ers director of basketball operations. Prior to serving as the director of operations, he spent three years (2009-12) as a program assistant and a graduate manager with the 49ers men’s basketball program.

In his three seasons on the staff, the 49ers captured the Great Alaska Shootout and Puerto Rico Tip-Off titles and reached the Charleston Classic championship game. The 49ers defeated No. 10 Butler on the road as well in 2013. The 49ers won 52 games, including a 21 wins season in 2013 which marked the program’s first 20 wins season since 2007-08. With another winning season in 2014, the 49ers posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2007. Charlotte made its first postseason tournament appearance since 2008 with an NIT appearance in 2013.

During the 2012-13 season, Bialkoski played a major role in helping set up the first annual Military Appreciation game (the Georgia Southern game) where the 49ers were able to raise over $600 for military personnel.

As Director of Operations, Bialkoski helped with team travel, budgeting, scheduling and academic support as well as helping run the Alan Major Basketball Camps. In the fall of 2013, the Niners men's basketball team achieved its highest semester grade point average in program history.

While as a program assistant and graduate manager at Charlotte, Bialkoski did advance opponents scouting, assisted in scheduling, and managed all video related tasks for the coaching staff in addition to designing and developing the first Charlotte 49ers Men’s Basketball Newsletter. Bialkoski facilitated all pre- and post-game practice set-up, created recruiting mail-outs and was a key resource to all basketball operational functions.

The Jacksonville, Florida native earned a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Exercise Science from Georgia Southern in 2008. While at Georgia Southern, Bialkoski served as head manager for the men’s basketball program under Head Coach Jeff Price. During his time at Georgia Southern, the Eagles captured the 2006 Southern Conference Championship. He also served as assistant director of the Jeff Price Basketball Camp.

 
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