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Marlon Sears was named the head men's basketball coach in May 2015. He became the 15th head coach in the history of the program.
Sears came to Montclair State following five seasons at Cornell University under head coach Bill Courtney. He became Courtney's first hire when he accepted the job of recruiting coordinator in the spring of 2010. Renowned as one of the nation's top recruiters, Sears played important roles in every facet of the Big Red program. An excellent tactician in Xs and Os, he was widely considered a bridge builder among the players and staff in addition to being Courtney's righthand man.
Cornell's first three recruiting classes under Sears included 2012 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Shonn Miller, as well as two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week Robart Hatter, one of three freshmen starters in 2013-14. The Big Red increased its win total overall and in Ivy League play in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Cornell defeated Patriot League champion Lehigh (who defeated Duke in the NCAA first round) and Ivy runner-up Princeton in 2011-12. Cornell was competitive in its losses as well that season, as six of the team's losses coming by five points or less or in overtime, including a four-point loss at nationally ranked Illinois. The team also dropped single digit contests at Penn State and Maryland. Cornell built a strong homecourt advantage, going 10-3 at Newman Arena in 2011-12.
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Adam begins his first season at Montclair coming after spending the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach at Ithaca College. The 2014 Temple graduate coached the Empire 8 rookie of the year as well as a first team all conference performer. Adam also oversaw three NABC honor roll players during his tenure.
During the summer the Ithaca native, worked for Hoop Group Skills Camp as the assistant camp director for the past two years. While at Temple, Adam oversaw the operations for the Philadelphia Men's League.
Adam is single and currently resides in Kearny, NJ.