Source: NJIT hiring Billmeyer as new head coach

NJIT has finalized a five-year deal to make Maryland assistant coach Grant Billmeier the school’s next coach, a source told ESPN.

Billmayer will return to the state where he spent the majority of his career, until moving to Maryland for the past two seasons. During his career at Maryland and Seton Hall, Billmeier spent a total of 12 seasons as an assistant to Kevin Willard.

He served six years as an assistant coach at Seton Hall from 2015 to 2021 and one year as a Fairleigh Dickinson assistant in 2014-15.

He spent the first four seasons of his career at Seton Hall in an off-court role. Billmeyer is a 2007 graduate of Seton Hall and attended and worked at St. Patrick’s High School in New Jersey. He will take over for Brian Kennedy, who stepped down this year after a seven-year tenure that included just one winning season and an 81-123 record.

From his high school career to his decorated tenure at Seton Hall — Billmeyer was a two-year captain and led the Pirates to two NCAA Tournament appearances — he’s made a strong name in New Jersey. His seven NCAA Tournament appearances at Seton Hall as both a player and coach are the most of any individual in school history.

He emerged as a key Seton Hall staff recruiter and developer of big men including Sandro Mamukelashvili and Angel Delgado.

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