Central Connecticut State hires Donyell Marshall as new coach

Donyell Marshall, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, has been named the head coach at Central Connecticut State, the school announced Wednesday.

"Donyell's résumé is extensive and he has been highly successful at all levels, first as a player and now as a coach," CCSU president Dr. Jack Miller said in a statement. "Most importantly, he is a person of integrity who will build promising young players into men. ... Coach Marshall's genuinely positive attitude, basketball experience and work ethic make him the right person for the job, and I know he can't wait to begin. With the patience of our fans and supporters he will achieve great success."

Marshall, who was an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo last season, succeeds Howie Dickenman, who retired after 20 seasons at CCSU.

"It is exciting to come back to Connecticut -- a place I consider my second home," said Marshall, who was a college standout for UConn. "It's a great honor to coach a program that has been built by such coaching greats as Bill Detrick and Howie Dickenman and I look forward to adding to the successful legacy of CCSU basketball. I am excited to get to work with our student-athletes and anxious to begin the work necessary to get the program back to where it needs to be."

Marshall averaged 11.2 points and 6.7 rebounds for eight teams during his NBA career after being drafted with the fourth overall selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1994.

He has been an assistant coach at Rider, George Washington and also with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League