Dwayne Killings Named Temple Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

PHILADELPHIA (06/06/11) – Dwayne Killings, who served as the Owls’ assistant director of men’s basketball operations from 2006-09, returns to Temple University as a assistant coach, announced Temple head coach Fran Dunphy.  Killings was an assistant coach at Boston University during the 2010-11 season.

“We are very fortunate to be able to have Dwayne Killings rejoin our staff,” Dunphy said.  “Dwayne possesses great knowledge of the game, and has the inherent ability to communicate that effectively. The fact that he had been here for three years is an added bonus.”

“I am honored and humbled to be back working for Coach Dunphy and Temple University,” said Killings.  “I have huge shoes to fill following Matt Langel, but my experiences working here at Temple along with my time at the NBA and working for Pat Chambers at Boston University have helped prepare me for this opportunity. I am eager and excited to get to work among some familiar faces.”

In Killings’ one season at Boston University he helped guide the Terriers to the 2011 America East Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He spent the previous year with the NBA D-League handling multiple responsibilities that included monitoring player development programs and providing updates on the players’ progress to the Vice President of Basketball Operations. He also scouted potential D-League players by attending NBA summer camps.

While at Temple as assistant director of basketball operations, he helped direct the team to back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles and NCAA tournament appearances. He was responsible for assisting in the team’s travel, scheduling, budget management and on-campus recruiting efforts. He also worked on advanced scouting reports and assisted the student-athletes in academic and athletic development.

Prior to his first stint at Temple, the 30-year-old worked three seasons with the Charlotte Bobcat organization (2003-06).  His first position within the organization was as a special assistant and video coordinator. He also coordinated annual draft reports in preparation for the NBA draft and assisted with the player development of players, such as Sean May and Emeka Okafor.

A native of Amherst, Mass., Killings played two seasons in the Atlantic 10 Conference as an undergraduate at UMass before transferring to Hampton University where he earned his degree in sports management (’03).

Killings is active in community service, serving on the Board of Directors of Triad Trust, a non-profit organization that coordinates youth sports and arts programs that are used as platforms to educate and raise awareness about AIDS and HIV. Killings spent July 2009 in the Nkomazi region of South Africa conducting coaching clinics with local organizers.

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