Men’s basketball Heach Coach Brian Barone recently hired a new assistant coach to the roster: Troy Pierce.

Pierce spent the last three seasons as the Coordinator of Player Development and Video Operations at Bradley University, where he helped progress two All-Missouri Valley Conference players.

While there, Pierce saw the win total at Bradley increase from only 13 wins in the 2016-17 season to 20 win seasons, according to SIUE Cougars. Bradley also earned the Missouri Valley Conference Title in 2019, the first it had seen since 1988, and the university’s first appearance in 13 years.

Pierce also was an assistant at Emporia State University, where the Hornets made two Mid-America Athletic Association Tournament appearances, and at the University of  Illinois Springfield during the 2013-14 season when they won their first Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament win. He also played college basketball at Butler Community College, Charleston Southern University and Emporia State.


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