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McGillan joining Peele's staff

Winthrop men's basketball coach Randy Peele has named Marty McGillan as an assistant basketball coach effective July 1.

McGillan served as an assistant coach at Wright State this past year and has 18 years of college coaching experience.

"I am extremely delighted that we have added Marty McGillan to our staff," said Peele, who was named Winthrop's coach on April 14 after serving as an assistant on former coach Gregg Marshall's staff for four years.

"I have known Marty for 15 years and have found him to have a tremendous work ethic. He has worked hard to establish recruiting contacts that will prove to be very valuable to our program. Plus, he is an outstanding teacher of the game. He will be a tremendous asset to Winthrop. I can assure our fans that he will do a great job in the development of our players."

McGillan is a 1990 graduate of UNC Wilmington with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation.

He began his coaching career in 1990-91 at USC-Salkehatchie before moving on to East Carolina in 1991-92 as an assistant coach, where he served six years. He helped direct the 1992-93 Pirates to the Colonial Athletic Association championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.

He also served as an assistant at Coastal Carolina (1996-97), The Citadel (1997-2001), College of Charleston (2001-02) and UNCW (2002-2006).

He helped lead Wright State to the 2006 Horizon League regular-season and tournament championships and the school's first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1993.

While at UNCW, he helped lead the Seahawks to the 2003 and 2005 CAA regular-season and tournament championships and two NCAA appearances.

McGillan, a native of Silver Spring, Md., is married to the former Tee Nagle, and they have two sons, Riley, 13, and Tate, 11.

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