JOPLIN – The Missouri Southern men’s basketball program has added a familiar face to the coaching staff as Jamahl DePriest returns to MSSU as an assistant coach for the Green and Gold.
DePriest replaces Paul McMahon who left the program to pursue other career opportunities.
“I’m excited to bring Coach DePriest back to Missouri Southern,” said head coach Jeff Boschee. “I was sad to see him leave the first time, but grateful to get him and his family back in Joplin. He is coming from a big role at Newman and I look forward to getting started with him.”
DePriest enters his second stint on the coaching staff of the Missouri Southern basketball program, this time serving as the top assistant with the Green and Gold. DePriest comes to the Lions after serving four years on the coaching staff of MIAA member Newman, including the previous two as the Associate Head Coach.
In four seasons at Newman, DePriest helped coach seven All-MIAA and All-Heartland Conference selections.