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Penn State Basketball: Chambers Adds Ferry To Coaching Staff

by on August 01, 2017 2:00 PM

Penn State basketball officially announced the addition of Jim Ferry as an assistant coach on Tuesday morning. Most recently Ferry served as head coach at Duquesne, Ferry will travel with the team for its foreign tour trip to the Bahamas later this week.

“We absolutely seized the opportunity to bring a person and a coach of Jim’s caliber into our Penn State basketball family,” Penn State coach Pat Chambers said. “We’ve been good friends for a long time and his extensive experience, perspective and ability to develop and recruit players will have an immediate impact on our program.”

“Through the years as competitors and friends, I have watched how Coach Chambers and his staff have built this program up,” Ferry said. “It’s an exciting time for Penn State Basketball and to be able to contribute to the success is something I am really looking forward to. I’m already familiar with this great university and have a strong connection, as my oldest daughter graduated from Penn State and my youngest daughter is a current student. I’m proud to say I’m a part of it now too.”

The change will bump current assistant Ross Condon back into his previous role as Director of Operations.

Ferry joins Penn State during a crucial season under Chambers as the Nittany Lions look to a season of "almost" in 2016 with a roster that stands to be Chambers' most talented at Penn State. Ferry's offensive mindset could very well be the missing piece to getting the Nittany Lions over the hump and into the postseason in 2017.

While at LIU Brooklyn, Ferry crafted an offense that was the fourth-highest scoring team in the country in 2011 and the 2012 Blackbirds ranked second, scoring at a clip of 81.4 points per game. In addition while at Duquesne, the Dukes closed in on an 80 points per game average in 2015-16.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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