As expected, Anthony Grant announced today that Antoine Pettway has been promoted to assistant coach. Other changes to the coaching staff include John Brannen being promoted to Associate Head Coach. The program has also hired a new strength and conditioning coach, Lou DeNeen, whose previous stops include UAB and Cal. Here is a link.
Congratulations to Antoine Pettway on the promotion. I felt when he was retained by Grant after being hired, it was a bit of a PR move on Grant's part. After working with him for four years, I think Grant now has complete confidence in Antoine to get the job done. Pettway loves the university and he is one of the most popular players in the history of the program so this is a win/win for all involved.
Brannen's move to associate head coach was a no-brainer. He's been with Grant for seven years so they have a familiarity with each other. He's the best choice to take over for Dan Hipsher at this point. Brannen is also becoming a name himself. His name has been mentioned for several vacant jobs the last two seasons. It's just a matter of time before someone gives him an opportunity.
I don't know anything about DeNeen, but the article states, in addition to his college experience, he's also worked with professional players in the NBA, MLB and NFL so he's been around it all.