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Terps promote Warren, add Omidvar as Director of Basketball Operations

Posted on 20 May 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced today that Cliff Warren has been named assistant coach and Nima Omidvar will assume the responsibilities as director of basketball operations.

Warren originally joined Maryland as the program’s director of basketball operations at the end of April.

“Cliff has been an outstanding addition to our staff this offseason,” Turgeon said.  “Soon after working with Cliff, I realized that I already had the best person in place to assume the role of assistant coach. He has made a seamless transition into our program and will continue to be a valuable asset with his strong ties to our region and his head coaching experience at the Division I level.  Throughout his career, Cliff has been recognized and well-respected for his knowledge of the game, his recruiting ability and his development of players on and off the court.”

Warren spent the past nine seasons as head coach at Jacksonville University, where he became the program’s all-time wins leader (126) and led the Dolphins to a pair of Atlantic Sun Championships in 2009 and 2010. He was also named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year after the 2009 season.

A native of Silver Spring, Md., Warren spent five seasons as an assistant to Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech, where he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to 96 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances – including the school’s first-ever trip to the NCAA National Championship game in 2004.

Prior to joining the Tech staff, Warren spent three years (1998-2000) as an assistant at Siena College under Hewitt, where he helped lead the Saints to a 66-27 record, two postseason berths and three straight appearances in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament finals.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland, Omidvar joins the Maryland staff with a decade of coaching experience at the collegiate and high school ranks. During his five seasons as a collegiate coach at NC State and Bowie State, Omidvar has played an integral role on teams that have advanced to four NCAA Tournaments.

“We’re happy to welcome Nima back to the University of Maryland,” Turgeon said. “Nima is a great addition to our staff and it’s always exciting to bring back a member of the Terrapin family. His coaching experience combined with the inroads he has made in our community through his background in grassroots basketball makes him the ideal person for this position.”

During his tenure at NC State from 2011-14 as the team’s video coordinator, the Wolfpack advanced to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and progressed to the Sweet 16 in 2011-12. Omidvar worked with 2014 ACC Player of the Year T.J. Warren and was instrumental in helping NC State to three consecutively highly-acclaimed recruiting classes – 2011 (5th), 2012 (8th), 2013 (11th).

Omidvar’s responsibilities at NC State included hosting official and unofficial visits, scouting of opponents, scheduling opponents for the upcoming season and academic monitoring.

Prior to his time at NC State, Omidvar served as the assistant coach for one season at Bowie State (2010-11). The Bulldogs finished with a 23-6 record and were CIAA North regular season champions. Under Omidvar’s direction, Bowie State finished the season ranked 19th nationally in Division II.

Omidvar began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at UNC Charlotte for the 2009-10 season. He was also involved in number of grassroots basketball efforts in Washington, D.C., which included Nike DC Team Takeover, DC Metro Prospects and the I-270 Basketball Club.

Omidvar graduated from Maryland in 2008 with a degree in economics and attended Damascus High School in Damascus, Md.

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Report: Maryland to promote Warren to assistant coach

Posted on 19 May 2014 by Glenn Clark

University of Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon will promote recently hired Director of Basketball Operations Cliff Warren to an assistant coach role, according to a report from the Washington Post Monday. The report said the move is expected by Wednesday.

Warren replaces Scott Spinelli, who departed earlier in the offseason for a similar job at Boston College. Warren will join Bino Ranson (who was held over from Gary Williams’ final staff in College Park) and Dustin Clark (similarly promoted from Director of Basketball Operations after Dalonte Hill resigned during the 2013-2014 season) on Turgeon’s staff. Turgeon will again be looking for a new Director of Basketball Operations for the 2014-2015 season.

Warren is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s andplayed for the Mountaineers under legendary head coach Jim Phelan. He has spent the last 10 seasons as the head coach at Jacksonville University in the Atlantic Sun Conference, winning the regular season twice and reaching two NIT’s and a CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Warren is the first former head coach to work under Turgeon since his arrival at Maryland.

The Silver Spring native began his college coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater in 1994. His tenure also includes stops at Siena and Georgia Tech-the latter of which included the Yellow Jackets’ trip to the 2004 National Championship Game under then head coach Paul Hewitt.

NOTES: Former North Carolina A&T guard Richaud Pack has still not announced what school he’d be transferring to. Reports indicated recently he was choosing between Maryland and TCU…Former Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter is still considering a transfer to Maryland according to SNY.tv. Carter visited St. John’s Monday

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Maryland names Warren Director of Basketball Operations

Posted on 23 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Turgeon Adds Warren to Coaching Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced the hiring of Cliff Warren as the team’s director of basketball operations.

“Cliff is an outstanding addition to our staff,” Turgeon said. “He brings a wealth of experience at the collegiate level and has had success at a number of different programs. We’re excited for Cliff and his family to return to the Maryland area.”

Warren spent the past nine seasons as head coach at Jacksonville University, where he accounted for 126 wins – a program coaching record – and led the Dolphins to a pair of Atlantic Sun Championships in 2009 and 2010. He was also named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year after the 2009 season.

A native of Silver Spring, Md., Warren spent five seasons as an assistant to Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech, where he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to 96 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances – including the school’s first-ever trip to the NCAA National Championship game in 2004.

Warren began his career at his alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s, and helped guide the Mountaineers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1995. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s in 1990.

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