UMBC announced the hiring of Jim Ferry as basketball coach on Monday.
Ferry spent last season as interim head coach at Penn State following the resignation of coach Pat Chambers. He coached for three seasons with the Nittany Lions before taking over.
At UMBC, he replaces Ryan Odom, who compiled a 97-60 record for five seasons before moving on to coach the state of Utah. Odom is best known for getting the Retrievers a historic victory over Virginia in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, becoming the first No. 16 seed to achieve a No. 1 seed.
Ferry led the Nittany Lions to an 11-14 (7-12 Big Ten) record in 2020-21. Penn State appointed Micah Shrewsberry, formerly Purdue’s assistant coach, as head coach in March.
Ferry, 53, has previous Division I training experience at Duquesne (2012-17) and Long Island University-Brooklyn (2002-12). He has an overall career record of 221-260 with two appearances in the NCAA tournament.
–Media at field level