Donyell Marshall returns for his second season on the Rider University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
Marshall, who played against Rider as an All-American at the University of Connecticut, works primarily with the forwards and centers.
“We are happy to Donyell back with us again this year,” said Baggett, now in his third year as the Rider head coach.
Following a 15-year playing career in the NBA, Marshall was an assistant coach at George Washington University and coached on the professional level in the NBA Development League with the Maine Red Claws.
“Donyell has brought to our staff a wealth of basketball knowledge, experience, and success at every level,” Baggett said. “I'm excited for our players to have a guy like him in our program to be able to explain to them the hard work and dedication it takes to play in the NBA. I'm also excited to have Donyell on staff with his strong recruiting ties which will allow us to continue to bring in high level recruits in our program.”
As a player Marshall averaged 11.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 15 seasons in the NBA, and earned Big East Player of the Year and consensus All-America honors as a junior at UConn in 1994. Marshall averaged 25.1 points per game, leading the Huskies to 29 wins in ’94, including an 18-point win over Rider in the NCAA Tournament.