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Killings named associate head coach

Dwayne Killings was named associate head coach Friday. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Following the departure of Stan Johnson, the Marquette men’s basketball program announced the promotion of Dwayne Killings to associate head coach Monday.

Killings has been with Marquette for the last two seasons serving as an assistant coach. During his tenure, he has helped head coach Steve Wojciechowski lead the Golden Eagles to a 42-22 record and a 2019 NCAA tournament bid.

Additionally, Killings has helped MU put together its nationally ranked 2020 recruiting class, which is rated as high as 14th in the country by 247 Sports.

“I can’t thank Coach Wojciechowski enough for this tremendous opportunity and the unwavering support during my two years here at Marquette,” Killings said in a statement. “My family and I have truly fallen in love with Milwaukee and the Marquette community. Coach Wojo has pushed and mentored me to be a better man, coach and leader.  The guidance and support that is given by him and our administration is unmatched.”

Prior to Marquette, Killings served time as an assistant coach at Temple University and Univesity of Connecticut.

Right after Killing’s graduated from Hampton University in 2003 with a degree in sports management, he landed his first job as a special assistant for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.

Despite Killing’s promotion, Marquette still looks to fill the vacancy on its coaching staff after Johnson left to become the head coach of Loyola Marymount Friday.

This story was written by Tyler Peters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @_tylerpeters_.

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Tyler Peters is an Assistant Sports Editor for the Marquette Wire. He is a sophomore from Aurora, Illinois, majoring in journalism and minoring in digital media. He enjoys playing guitar and singing, and he is the lead singer of his two bands called, “Laconia" and "Silent Sunday." He hopes to get to know more Wire staff members outside of the sports desk. He also hopes to improve the quality of his stories by making them more compelling.

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