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Danes coaches moving on

Two former University at Albany men's basketball assistant coaches are moving on.

Brent Wilson, a former standout forward who served as a Great Danes' assistant coach, has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota, while Josh Pelletier, previously a UAlbany graduate assistant, has accepted the position of Long Island University-Brooklyn Basketball Director of Operations.

"I'd like to thank Coach [Will] Brown and Dr. McElroy for giving me the opportunity to work for them and represent the University at Albany", said Wilson in a press release. "I am confident Coach Brown will continue build on past success that the program has become accustom to, and the current group of young men are poised to have a great season".

"I am eager to learn, develop and gain a new perspective while working for Coach Jones as I continue to work toward my goal of being a Head Coach someday. Tina, Camdyn and I will miss many of the people we now consider family in the Capital Region. We are very excited about the next chapter in our lives and are looking forward to joining the UND family".

"I am very excited for Brent," said Brown. "This profession is about growth and development and this is a promotion for Brent. He will have an increased role at North Dakota and will be working for a good guy and coach in Brian Jones. Brent was a very good player for our program and has developed in to an excellent young assistant coach. I am confident that Brent will do great things at North Dakota and help the program compete for Big Sky Championships! I wish Brent, Tina, and Camdyn the best of luck moving forward."

Pelletier served the last two years on the University of Albany men's basketball staff as a graduate assistant and video coordinator.

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