Graves Announces Nored Will Join Staff

April 17, 2013 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's, News 
Butler alumni and Alabama native Ronald Nored joins Matt Graves' staff at USA. | collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com

Butler alumni and Alabama native Ronald Nored joins Matt Graves’ staff at USA. | collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com

South Alabama head basketball coach Matt Graves announced an addition to his staff on Tuesday. Homewood, Alabama native Ronald Nored will return to his home state to be an assistant coach for the Jags. Nored was a former Butler standout and comes back to the state after spending one season as the head coach at Brownsburg (Indiana) High School.

During his playing career, Nored set a record with 143 games played, including a school record 16 postseason games, while leading the Bulldogs to three Horizon League regular season championships, two league tournament titles and four consecutive trips to postseason tournament play. It included back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship title game. During his four years at Butler, they one 109 games and were 12-4 in postseason play.

During his senior season Nored led the Horizon league in assist/turnover ratio with 1.9, was second in assists per game with 5.2 and set a new school record with 193 assists which broke the previous record of 172. He ranks second in Butler’s career assists list with 497.

He was also only the second player in school history to record 400 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a career.

In his only season as a head coach, Nored’s team began 3-8 but rallied to finish 11-10 on the season.

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