SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Bob McGraw, a former assistant coach at La Roche College, has joined the Slippery Rock University men’s basketball coaching staff in the role of a volunteer assistant, Rock head coach Kevin Reynolds announced Monday.
“Bob is a tremendous addition to our staff,” Reynolds said. “His experiences as a NCAA Division III assistant basketball coach will make an immediate impact on our basketball program. His addition will allow us to continue our plan of recruiting and graduating student-athletes who represent our university well.”
McGraw was an assistant at La Roche from 2010-12. He helped lead the Redhawks to their first-ever NCAA Division III tournament berth and an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship in 2010-11, followed by an ECAC South Region final-four appearance and AMCC second-place finish in 2011-12.
La Roche compiled a 44-12 combined win-loss record during McGraw’s two seasons on the coaching staff.
Prior to joining the La Roche staff, McGraw served one season as head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Karns City High School and one season as assistant varsity coach at Freeport High School.
A 1990 graduate of Mars High School, McGraw played two seasons at Butler County Community College and one season at Clarion University. He was a member of BC3’s 1990-91 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Conference championship team.
McGraw, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps Military Police and the Pennsylvania State Police, received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Tiffin University.
McGraw will serve as the second assistant to Reynolds, who has compiled a 74-41 record and led teams to three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament appearances and one NCAA Division II playoff appearance in four seasons as The Rock’s head coach. Ian Grady returns for his second season as Reynolds’ top aide.
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