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Marrion Returns To WSU Men's Basketball Staff

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Former Washington State University men's basketball coordinator of operations, Tim Marrion, will return to program as the Cougars' director of player development, WSU Head Coach Ken Bone announced Friday. Marrion replaces Rod Jensen who was promoted to assistant coach earlier this week.

"Having Tim return to the staff is great for the program," Bone said. "Tim is familiar with the town, the university and the majority of the staff and players, plus he brings an impressive resume for someone his age. We're excited to have Tim as a Cougar once again."

Most recently Marrion served as an assistant men's basketball coach at San Jose State during the 2012-13 season, his second stint with the Spartans. Prior to his year at SJSU, Marrion spent three years at his alma mater, WSU, as coordinator of basketball operations in 2011-12 and operations assistant from 2009-11.

"I would like to thank Coach Bone and the athletic administration for this tremendous opportunity." Marrion said. "Washington State University and Pullman are very special places and I am thrilled and humbled to be given the opportunity to come back and to continue to do what I love to do."

During his time at WSU, Marrion was responsible for a wide array of duties, including coordinating travel, assisting with recruiting visits, overseeing film exchange and supervising the student-manager staff, among other duties.

Before returning to WSU the first time, Marrion spent the previous three seasons on the men's basketball staff at San Jose State University. During the 2008-09 season at SJSU, Marrion served as the director of basketball operations where he organized travel, ran the booster club, managed the team budget and oversaw all administrative facets of the program.

Marrion originally joined the Spartan basketball program for the 2006-07 season as an administrative assistant and was promoted to an assistant coaching position for the 2007-08 season. At age 22 at the time of his appointment, he was believed to be the youngest full-time assistant in Division I men's basketball. As an assistant coach, Marrion was responsible for coaching the defense and point guards, evaluated and recruited potential student-athletes and scouted opponents.

Prior to joining the SJSU staff, Marrion spent three seasons at WSU as a student assistant where his duties included the preparation of scouting reports, video coordination, film exchange and coordinating team meals. He has worked as a guest coach at summer youth basketball camps in Northern California, Kentucky and Washington.

Marrion received his bachelor's degree in sport management with a minor in leadership studies from Washington State in just three years, graduating in 2006. He is currently working on his master's degree in sports leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

A native of Nottingham, England, Marrion lived in Melbourne, Australia for six years before moving to the United States where he graduated from St. Francis HS in Mountain View, Calif. in 2003.

Courtesy: Washington State Athletics

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