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Sport(s)  Basketball
Role  Basketball Coach
Name  Elwyn McRoy
1997  Butler (KS) CC (asst.)
Title  Associate Head Coach

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Team  Coppin State University
1998–2000  Independence (KS) CC (asst.)
2001–2002  Redlands (OK) CC (asst.)
Education  Cleveland State University

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Elwyn McRoy is an American college basketball coach and current men's basketball assistant coach at Coppin State University.


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Playing career

McRoy began his collegiate playing career at Butler Community College and then transferred to Hutchinson Community College, where he helped the Blue Dragons capture the 1994 NJCAA National Championship. After his graduation from Hutchinson, McRoy moved on to Cleveland State to finish his collegiate playing career and earn his bachelor's degree.

Coaching career

A veteran coach at the collegiate level, McRoy has 12 years of experience as an assistant coach and a head coach and has made an impact as both a coach and recruiter. He began his career as an assistant coach at Butler Community College in 1997 before landing at Independence Community College as an assistant from 1998 to 2000, Redlands (Okla.) Community College as an assistant from 2001–02, Frank Phillips (Texas) College as head coach from 2002 to 2003, Southern University as an assistant from 2003 to 2005 and Northwood (Fla.) University as an assistant from 2005 to 2006.

McRoy spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Georgia Southern, where he helped lead the Eagles to a 20–12 record this past season and was involved with the recruitment of Mid-Florida Player of the Year Tyrone Crunell, Kansas Junior College Player of the Year and first team All-America selection Julian Allen and Second Team NJCAA All-America pick Antonio Hanson.

In five seasons at the junior college level, McRoy coached 28 players that went on to play at the NCAA Division I level and was influential in the development of 2004–05 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year Taj Gray (Oklahoma Sooners) and the 2005–06 Horizon Conference Player of the Year Brandon Polk (Butler). Widely known as an exceptional recruiter, McRoy was named a top junior college recruiter by the national publication Basketball Times.

In addition to Georgia Southern, McRoy also coached and was the recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division I-A Southern University. While at Southern, the Wichita, Kansas native helped guide the Jaguars to their best record in six years and their first .500 conference finish in eight seasons.

A June 3, 2013, article in The Chronicle of Higher Education documented the challenges of his career as a basketball assistant coach at the college level.

In July 2015, McRoy was appointed to the NABC Assistant Coaches committee representing the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

McRoy is currently coaching his second year at Coppin State University and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in May 2015.


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