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Georgetown hires former McNamara hoops coach

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Published on: Friday, June 14, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

George Washington’s loss is Georgetown’s gain.

Former Bishop McNamara head coach Kevin Sutton has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Georgetown University after two years at George Washington University.

Sutton joins a Georgetown men’s basketball program that finished 25-7 last season under head coach John Thompson III and said he relishes the opportunity to join the “new Big East” Conference.

“I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Sutton, “because I grew up watching Georgetown. I definitely know about the history of Georgetown.”

Prior to George Washington, Sutton, a Falls Church, Va. native, spent eight years at Montverde Academy, where he built the boys basketball program into a national powerhouse.

During the 2010-2011 campaign, Sutton guided Montverde to a 22-4 record including a No. 13 final ranking in USA Today.

Sutton’s tenure at Montverde was highlighted by a national title in 2007 and a runner-up finish in the 2010 National High School Invitational.

Prior to his appointment at Montverde, Sutton served two years as the head coach at Bishop McNamara, where he helped develop future Division I players such as Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Brian Hodges (UMBC), Noah Nichols (Coastal Carolina) and Adrian Bowie (Maryland). Lawson helped lead the Tar Heels to a national championship in 2009 and now plays for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.

In addition to holding various elite-level high school coaching positions, Sutton has also had collegiate coaching jobs at James Madison and Old Dominion.

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