Coaching Staff

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Matt Painter Head Coach

With a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, six NCAA Tournament berths, Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and an international gold medal on his résumé, 10th-year head coach Matt Painter is widely regarded as one of the brightest young minds in all of college basketball.

In nine years at the helm, Painter has restored his alma mater’s place among the nation’s elite college basketball programs.

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Jack Owens Associate Head Coach

Jack Owens is in his seventh season at Purdue, and fourth as associate head coach after being elevated to the position in August 2011.

Owens’ six seasons on the Boilermaker bench have been some of the finest in program history, as he has helped lead Purdue to pair of Sweet 16 appearances and a total of 135 wins, an average of 22.5 wins per season.

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Greg Gary Assistant Coach

Greg Gary is in his fourth season an assistant coach at Purdue, having joined the staff in May 2011. His on-court focus centers on the development of the Boilermakers’ wing players, after having focused on the post players previously.

The Anderson, Ind., native is a 20-year veteran of the college coaching ranks, including two seasons as a head coach. He has made nine postseason appearances as a college assistant, reaching the NCAA Tournament three times.

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Brandon Brantley Assistant Coach

Brandon Brantley enters his second year as an assistant coach at Purdue. Head coach Matt Painter tabbed the former Boilermaker captain to fill the vacancy on his coaching staff on August 14, 2013.

A season ago, Brantley was instrumental in the development of center A.J. Hammons, who earned a spot on the Big Ten’s All-Defense team after blocking 96 shots, the second most in a season in school history, while recording six double-doubles during Big Ten play, the most of any player in the league. With his guidance, the Boilermakers’ 168 blocked shots a year ago were the second most in school history, while ranking fourth in the Big Ten in rebound margin, the highest mark for a Painter-coached team at Purdue.

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Elliot Bloom Supervisor of Basketball Operations

Elliot Bloom is in his seventh year as supervisor of basketball operations at Purdue after making the transition from his former position in the athletics communications department (formerly sports information).

In his current role, Bloom serves as the program’s point person for scheduling and team travel, while also assisting in recruiting efforts and coordinating the team’s weekly schedule. He also oversees Purdue’s team of undergraduate student managers.

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Josh Bonhotal Assistant Director of Sports Performance

Josh Bonhotal is in his fourth season as director of sports performance for the Boilermaker men’s basketball team, having joined the program prior to the 2011-12 campaign.

Bonhotal’s philosophy centers on increasing general strength and stability, while also removing limitations, deficiencies and imbalances. By doing so, he can focus on the development of strength, power and speed.

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Kenneth Lowe Asst. Video Coordinator

Kenneth Lowe is in his second season as the assistant video coordinator, joining the staff after an outstanding career at Purdue as well as overseas.

Lowe handles day-to-day film study and breakdown for the student-athletes and coaching staff.

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Nick Terruso Director of Video Services

Nick Terruso is in his 10th season as video coordinator and 15th year overall with the Purdue men’s basketball program. Beginning in 2009, Terruso was promoted to oversee the efforts of the entire Purdue athletics’ video department.

Terruso assists the Purdue coaching staff with breakdown of game, practice and opponent films, while also coordinating film exchange with other schools and the taping of games from TV and satellite. Additionally, he assists with special team videos and projects.

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Chad Young Athletic Trainer

Chad Young is in his third season as the athletic trainer for the Boilermaker men’s basketball team, having joined the program for the 2012-13 campaign.

Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Young served as the athletic trainer for men’s basketball and women’s swimming at Bowling Green University, while also overseeing the graduate assistant assigned to the Falcons’ women’s basketball and volleyball squads.

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