BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
Union College men's basketball coach Sean Gillespie
has announced that Kevin Harrington
has been hired as an assistant coach in the Bulldog program. Harrington replaces Jerrod Stanford, who left earlier in the summer to take a position at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
"I am pleased that Coach Harrington has joined the men's basketball staff," said Gillespie. "He brings a wealth of basketball experience from his playing days in college and overseas, and I expect he will be a great asset for us both on and off the court. I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to move the program forward."
Harrington comes to Barbourville from Peachtree High School in Atlanta, where he served as an assistant boys basketball coach for the last two seasons. Before that, Harrington spent one season as the head coach of the American Basketball Association's Atlanta Vision.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Harrington played professionally in China and Mexico for two years, and also played a season for the ABA's Vermont Frost Heaves.
Harrington played collegiately at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. for four years, earning a degree in criminal justice from the university in 2004. In his senior season, Harrington started and played in all 28 games the Spartans took part in on the year, averaging 14.5 points per game.
In his time in the Atlanta area, Harrington was the master trainer for basketball at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, Ga. for four years as well.