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Coach McBride will join the Saints after completing his fifth season as the Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee where he was deeply involved in all phases of the program. From daily practice planning and coaching to game preparation in decision-making, McBride played a key role in the program's daily operation. During his time at Tusculum, the team earned a national ranking, competed in the top of the South Atlantic Conference, and earned the school's first ever at-large berth in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
Prior to coaching at Tusculum, McBride served as the Associate Head Coach at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana from 2004-2007. While at IUS, McBride was involved in all phases of the program with an added emphasis in implementing the offensive system and developing post players. Additionally, McBride was extensively involved in practice planning, as well as game preparation and coaching. During his three years at Indiana University Southeast, the program experienced the most successful three-year span in the history of IUS basketball. Over this period, they accumulated a record of 79-22, including two regular season and tournament titles in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. That success led to multiple appearances in the NAIA Division II National Tournament. During his three seasons at IUS, McBride mentored eight All-Conference selections.
As a collegiate coach, Coach McBride has served as the recruiting coordinator at both Indiana University Southeast and Tusculum College.
In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Coach McBride served as the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Tipton High School in Indiana for four seasons where he took on the task of rebuilding the basketball program. During the 2001 season, he guided the Blue Devils to the Class 2A Taylor Sectional Championship; their first title in over a decade.
His first stint as a collegiate coach came at Eastern Kentucky University during the 1999-2000 season, preceded by three years as head boys' varsity coach at Eminence (Ind.) High School. From 1997-1999, he also served the dual role as basketball coach and athletic director.
The Jeffersonville, Indiana native played his collegiate career at Marian College where he was an All-Conference standout (1995-1996) and was twice named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court (1994-1996). A 1996 graduate of Marian University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, McBride lettered three seasons with the Knights and served as team captain during his senior season.
Coach McBride has also worked a number of basketball camps and clinics, serving as director of IUS Basketball Camp, Tipton Summer League, Tipton High School Basketball Camp and the Tipton Fall Development Camp. He has also worked with the Bloomington Red AAU Program, Five Star Basketball Camp and the Indiana University Basketball Camp.
McBride holds memberships in the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Indiana Basketball Coaches Associations, Tennessee Basketball Coaches Association and the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association.
Prior to Holy Cross, Pearison served under Randy DeShone at Jimtown as an assistant for two years. During those two years they won a State Championship in 2004. Pearison also coached at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) for 6 years as an Associate Head Coach where he served under Micah Schrewsberry and Denny Parks.
In addition, he directed and helped run several basketball camps in the area including Jimtown, IUSB, and Eastlake Athletic Club.
Brian also serves as the head coach for men's and women's cross country at Holy Cross and is the new Assistant Manager to the Pfeil Center.
He currently resides in Elkhart, Ind. with his wife Renee and children Austin (12) and Audrey (11).
Coach Dillon enters his second season as an assistant coach with men's basketball program.
A graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania where he participated in basketball and volleyball, coach Dillon then attended Holy Cross College where he made the dean's list and graduated with high honors. He played four years of varsity basketball at Holy Cross and was captain his senior year. He also has the distinction of being Holy Cross's first Academic All-American in basketball. Coach Dillon spent two years as an assistant basketball coach at Clay High School, South Bend and has been an instructor and counselor for basketball camps at Notre Dame, Penn State Altoona, and Holy Cross. He is currently a teacher for the City School District of Mishawaka.
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