Albany Times Union
Beaury returns to St. Rose’s staff
Hall of Famer who led Knights to 643 wins now associate head coach
ALBANY — Brian Beaury, who spent more than 30 seasons coaching the Saint Rose men’s basketball team before retiring in 2018, has rejoined the team as associate head coach.
“I knew on my student visit in 1978 that Saint Rose was where I belonged. As men’s basketball coach, it was an honor to play a small role in the growth and development of the College and basketball program and watch our student-athletes thrive on and off the court while they were here and as alums,” Beaury, a Saint Rose alumnus, said in a news release announcing his hire. “I’m excited and humbled to take on this role and look forward to hitting the ground running.”
Beaury was the ninth Division II head coach to reach 600 wins.
He had a 643-226 record in 32 years with the Golden Knights before retiring due to medical issues.
He is a member of the New York State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the New York Capital Region Basketball Hall of Fame.
Beaury left the team in the hands of former assistant Mike Perno.
“Coach has meant so much to me personally, and I know he has meant so much to the college for the program he was able to build,” Perno said. “It is not every day you have the chance to add a Hall of Fame coach who is respected at such a high level to help get this program back to where we need to be.”
Led by Schalmont graduate Shane O’dell (16.3 points, 6.9 rebounds per game), the Golden Knights went 9-20 overall, 3-17 in Northeast-10 Conference play this season, losing to Southern Connecticut State in the first round of the NE10 Tournament. O’dell, as well as forward Josh Mcgettigan (13.9 ppg) and forward Eric Fleming (11.9 ppg), entered the transfer portal.
Beaury will assist with oncourt instruction and game day preparation, as well as recruiting, scheduling and player personnel and development efforts.
Coach has meant so much to me personally, and I know he has meant so much to the college for the program he was able to build. It is not every day you have the chance to add a Hall of Fame coach who is respected at such a high level to help get this program back to where we need to be.”
Mike Perno, St. Rose men’s basketball coach