Brandin Knight enters his third season as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Rutgers University in 2018-19 . He’s a New Jersey native with a reputation as one of college basketball’s top young coaches, he has advanced to 10 NCAA Tournaments as either a staffer (eight) or student-athlete (two), including four Sweet Sixteen appearances.
Knight arrived “On the Banks” after an accomplished tenure at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to being named assistant coach by Jamie Dixon in 2008. Pitt won the 2008 Big East Championship, earned two NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds (2009 & 2011) and captured the 2011 Big East regular season title.
A point guard from 1999-2003, Knight’s leadership was instrumental in Pitt’s basketball renaissance. He helped lead the Panthers to consecutive Big East regular season titles (2001-02 and 2002-03), two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances (2002 and 2003), the program’s first Big East Tournament title (2003), three consecutive appearances in the Big East Tournament final (2001, 2002, and 2003) and an 89-40 (.690) four-year record.
Following his collegiate career, Knight played two seasons with the NBDL’s Asheville Altitude. He helped lead the Altitude to back-to-back league titles in both 2003-04 and 2004-05.