Brent Crews named Arkansas State basketball assistant coach

Brent Crews named Arkansas State basketball assistant coach
Former Thomas University head basketball coach Brent Crews was hired as Arkansas State’s new assistant coach. (Source:

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Mike Balado completes his Arkansas State men’s basketball staff for the 2020-21 season.

He’s hired Brent Crews as his assistant coach. Crews comes to Jonesboro after 5 seasons as head coach at Thomas University, a NAIA school in Georgia. He led the Night Hawks to a 61-75 mark, they had back to back winning seasons in 2017-18 & 2018-19. The Florida native has also had assistant coach stops at San Francisco (2012-2015) & Chipola College (2011).

Crews played at Florida Atlantic from 2005-2007, Balado was an Owls assistant coach during that time. Brent led FAU in assists, steals, and assist-to-turnover ratio in the 2005-06 season. He played his first two seasons of college ball at Chipola, Crews led the Indians to consecutive state and NJCAA Region VIII championships. The team combined for a 65-9 record and finished in the top 10 nationally.

Arkansas State Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Balado

Assistant Coach: Mike Scutero

Assistant Coach: Rick Cabrera

Assistant Coach: Brent Crews

Director of Scouting: Kenton Aubrey

Director of Operations: Hayden McClain

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