Former Skyline Conference Player Returns as Head Coach
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Athletic Director Michael Harrington is pleased to announce that Brendan Twomey has been named the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Farmingdale State. Twomey joins the Rams staff after one year as the head coach at Centenary College and four years as the associate head coach at Stevens Institute.
With the Cyclones, Twomey finished with a 13-13 overall record and 10-8 conference record, helping the program reach the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) tournament for the first time in three years.
During his time at Stevens, Twomey helped guide the team to a 73-37 overall record including a 2011 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship while developing nine All-Conference and three All-Region student-athletes. As associate head coach, Twomey was responsible for recruiting, practice planning, game preparation, and individual skill development while also serving as a building supervisor, physical education instructor, and intramural director.
As the recruiting coordinator, Twomey helped bring in the team's leading scorer, Sheldon Jones, a Second-Team All-Conference selection in his sophomore year and First-Team All-Conference selection his junior year. In 2011-12, Twomey helped lead Stevens to a 20-8 overall record and an ECAC semi-final appearance. During the 2010-11 season, Twomey and his staff were named the Empire 8 Conference Staff of the year and was given the Schoenfeld Award in 2008-09, given by N.J. officials for sportsmanship in the state of N.J.
Prior to working at Stevens, Twomey served as the Game Scout Video Coordinator for the NBA, analyzing and editing game film for the NBA, NBDL, and WNBA and was selected as one of two scouts to analyze the FIBA America's Championships for the United States men's basketball team.
A graduate of Mount Saint Mary College in 2004 with a degree in business administration, Twomey was inducted to the Athletics Hall of Fame in April 2013. Serving as a team captain his junior and senior seasons, Twomey became the All-Time leading scorer at Mount Saint Mary College while finishing fifth All-Time in Division III in three pointers made (362) and 12th All-Time in three-pointers per game (3.32). Behind Twomey, the Knights went 58-29 during his three years on campus; and in 2002-03 Mount Saint Mary went 23-8, which stood as the program's best record in school history until 2011-12. Adding the 306 points he scored as a freshman at Oneonta, Twomey totaled 1,809 points during his four year career, for an average of 16.6 per game.
Twomey was named a three-time First Team All-Conference member in the Skyline Conference and was named the Skyline Player of the Year as a senior in the 2003-04 campaign. He also earned ECAC Metro Region Second Team honors as a junior and First Team honors as a senior. Furthermore, the former standout earned Second Team All-Atlantic Region honors from D3hoops.com in both 2002-03 and 2003-04. Lastly, D-III News named him a Pre-Season All-American as a junior and a senior, and an Honorable Mention All-American at the conclusion of his senior year.
Upon graduating from Mount Saint Mary College, Twomey took his talents to the professional level and played for Merry Monk Ballina and the Limerick Lions of the Irish Super League, as well as the Carolina Thunder of the American Basketball Association.
Twomey replaces Erik Smiles, who was the head coach for nine seasons. Twomey and the Rams will open the season at the North Country Classic, hosted by SUNY Potsdam, on November 15th with a game against Clarkson at 6:00 p.m.