Kevin Broadus has been promoted to a full-time assistant on the Georgetown men’s basketball team, according to several people familiar with the search to fill the vacancy created when Robert Kirby recently departed for a similar position at Louisiana State.
Last season Broadus was hired as a special assistant on Coach John Thompson III’s staff and was not allowed to conduct off-campus recruiting visits, coach, attend meetings that included coaching activities, or scout opponents.
Per NCAA bylaws, men’s basketball programs are limited to four coaches, including the head coach, and only three may recruit off-campus. Thompson’s full-time assistants last season were Kenya Hunter, Mike Brennan and Kirby.
Broadus is serving his second stint with Georgetown since becoming a special assistant in June 2011. The Washington area native was as an assistant coach under Thompson from 2004 to 2007, and his recruiting prowess played an important role in the Hoyas’ return to prominence.
Broadus was named head coach of Binghamton during the Hoyas’ run to the Final Four in 2007 and within two seasons had the Bearcats atop the America East Conference.
A series of player dismissals and arrests followed, and Broadus was placed on administrative leave in October 2009. An NCAA investigation into Binghamton’s program under Broadus uncovered no major violations, and he agreed to resign after reaching a $1.2 million settlement with the university.