Sep 6, 2013
Wilkins comes to Tulane after serving one season as a member of the staff at his alma mater Kent State. He spent the past season helping guide the Golden Flashes to a 21-14 overall record and an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
"We are extremely excited about announcing the addition of Anthony Wilkins to our staff," Conroy said. "Anthony has experienced playing success on both the professional and collegiate levels in addition to building a strong reputation as a skill instructor and mentor of young people. His knowledge, energy, and passion to impact the lives of our student-athletes will be a strong addition to our staff and basketball program."
Wilkins joined the coaching ranks after spending six years playing professional basketball after completed his eligibility at KSU in 2003. Wilkins, a member of the Golden Flashes 2002 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team, spent time overseas in Sweden, Ukraine, Mexico and South Korea. He also played two seasons in the NBA Development League and was a NBA Vet Camp invitee of the Atlanta Hawks in 2005.
The Cleveland, Ohio, native's player development background includes training draft eligible players, along with a number of professional players currently playing in the NBA or abroad. In addition, Wilkins was the co-founder and associate head coach of Stackhouse Elite AAU travel team. Wilkins also served as a counselor and coach at the NBA Top 100 camp.
The Green Wave begin practice on Sept. 27 and open the 2013-14 season on Nov. 3 with an exhibition game against Loyola (NO).