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Niagara adds Ginyard to coaching staff

19314 ---Former Navy coach Ron Ginyard has joined the men’s basketball staff at Niagara. Ginyard replaces Phil Martelli, Jr. who left in May to take a similar job at Delaware.

“We are very excited to welcome coach Ron Ginyard to our Niagara University basketball family,” coach Joe Mihalich said. “Coach Ginyard brings a high level of basketball knowledge and experience both on the floor and in the recruiting world.  He is a basketball lifer and basketball junkie.  I was taught long ago that to be successful you need to surround yourself with good people and Coach G epitomizes this.’’

While at Navy, Ginyard built his reputation as a strong recruiter. He served as the recruiting coordinator for the last two seasons where he brought in consecutive highly-rated recruiting classes to the Patriot League.

The 2010-11 freshman class scored the most points by a freshman class in program history and had two players (J.J. Avila and Isaiah Roberts) named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team; Avila became Navy’s first Patriot League Rookie of the Year.

---Rodney McKissic



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