Georgetown assistant coach Kevin Sutton will join Kevin Stalling's staff at Pitt, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman
New Pitt coach Kevin Stallings will hire Georgetown’s Kevin Sutton, sources told ESPN. Jeremy Ballard and Sutton great additions to staff.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2016
Sutton, who was also in the mix for the head coach position at James Madison, was an assistant with the Hoyas since 2013.
Sutton's departure leaves longtime assistant Kevin Broadus and Tavares Hardy as John Thompson III's top aides. Patrick Ewing, Jr. joined the staff last season as Director of Basketball Operations.
We'll have more on possible replacements for Sutton in the upcoming days.
Sutton bio Per GU Hoyas:
Sutton has 26 years of coaching experience including a pair of two-year stints as an assistant coach at both James Madison University and Old Dominion University.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Sutton coached at five nationally-ranked high school programs - Flint Hill Preparatory, Harked Preparatory, St. John's Prospect Hall, Montrose Christian and, most recently, at Montverde Academy in Florida - amassing a 489-102 record and winning two national championships. In 1998, he was the Associate Head Coach on the USA Today Super 25 National Champion team and in 2007, he was the head coach of the Montverde Academy Hoops.Com National Champion team. He has also coached two different schools to second place national finishes.
Sutton has been selected as a coach for USA Basketball on three different occasions. He was an assistant coach at the Hoop Festival for the East team, had a two-year stint with the Junior Developmental Team (U16), which won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Tournament in Argentina, and he was the head coach for the Nike/USA Basketball Hoop Summit, a game showcasing the top 10 international players against the top 10 American players.
Sutton has built a reputation of being an outstanding teacher of the game of basketball, helping more than 130 student-athletes earn college scholarships at all levels. Some of the notable players that Sutton has helped develop include: George Lynch (North Carolina), Arron Bain (Villanova), Randolph Childress (Wake Forest), Cory Alexander (Virginia), Exree Hipp (Maryland), Serge Zwikker (North Carolina), Cameron Dollar (UCLA), Nate James (Duke), Jason Capel (North Carolina).