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Dayton Flyers fill coaching vacancy

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

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Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant has promoted from within to fill a spot on his coaching staff. 

Darren Hertz will assume active recruiting and on-floor coaching roles as the newest assistant coach for the Flyers after serving on the support staff the past two years. 

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“I want to thank coach Grant and our administration for this wonderful opportunity,” Hertz said in a university release. “I can’t wait to get right to work in this new role! UD is a very special place and I look forward to helping our program continue to grow."

Hertz and Grant have a long association that goes back to the days both were assistants for Billy Donovan at Florida, where Hertz spent 19 years. 

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The Miami, Fla., native spent two seasons on John Groce’s staff at Illinois prior to coming to Dayton in 2017. 

“Darren has been an invaluable member of our program over the past two years,” Grant said in the same team release. “He has a wealth of experience & a familiarity with our culture and style of play to go along with great work ethic, knowledge, and the ability to build and cultivate relationships.” 

Hertz replaces Donnie Jones, who became the head coach at Stetson earlier this month.