James Kane Leaving Murray State for Dayton
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MURRAY, KY - Murray State's men's basketball assistant coach James Kane is leaving the Racers program. Kane has been hired as an assistant coach for Anthony Grant at the University of Dayton.

Kane previously worked as a graduate assistant (2006-07) and video coordinator (2007-09) for Grant at VCU, and then video coordinator at Alabama (2009-11) under Grant.

Kane then moved to coaching on the court at Murray State where he has been for the last six seasons.  He was a part of MSU's 31-2 campaign in his first season at the school (2011-12) in which the Racers were ranked for 13 weeks and were in the top-10 for the first time in school history. In 2014-15, the Racers won 25 straight games and became the first in school history and only the second all-time to go undefeated in the Ohio Valley Conference at 16-0. MSU won the OVC regular season title and a pair of games in the National Invitational Tournament and finished 29-6.

Kane has a reputation of being excellent in the technology area and directed the video efforts of the MSU basketball program. Along with the video efforts, he also was heavily involved in the player development, recruiting, and game planning. He is known for his outstanding job of building relationships with players and being an excellent recruiter and evaluator of talent.

Known as a tireless recruiter, Kane also served as an intern for the Charlotte Bobcats in basketball operations and scouting analysis during the 2005-06 season.

Kane graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a degree in sport management and a minor in business administration. Kane went on to receive his master's in sport management from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership.

Published 09:55 PM, Wednesday Apr. 19, 2017
Updated 09:57 PM, Wednesday Apr. 19, 2017

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