July 21, 2009

Ealy Joins Eagles' Coaching Staff

July 21, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Former Appalachian State assistant coach Josh Ealy has been added to the Carson-Newman men's basketball coaching staff, head coach Dale Clayton announced Tuesday.

Ealy comes to C-N after spending the last two seasons with Appalachian State as a graduate assistant in 2007-08 and an assistant coach last season.

During his tenure with the Mountaineers, Ealy served as the team's academic liaison, coordinated film exchange and video editing and oversaw the expansion and development of Appalachian State's summer camp program in addition to his on-court duties.

Ealy, who began his collegiate career at Tennessee Wesleyan before transferring to Tusculum after one season, played three seasons for the Pioneers and helped lead them to a South Atlantic Conference Tournament title and a berth into the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2005. He graduated from Tusculum in 2007 with a degree in sport management.

Prior to playing for Tusculum, Ealy was a standout at Greeneville High School in Greeneville, Tenn. He was also an assistant coach for the Greene Devils during the 2006-07 season, which was his final year at Tusculum. Greeneville finished that season ranked in the top five in the state.

Ealy joins a C-N program that went 7-21 overall in 2008-09, including a 4-12 record in SAC play.