Ed Conroy is in his fourth season at the University of Tennessee and his second
as assistant coach. After spending his first two seasons at UT as the Director
of Basketball Operations, he moved into an assistant coaching role during the
summer of 2003.
Conroy came to Tennessee in 2001 after serving as the Director of Basketball Operations
on Buzz Peterson's coaching staff at the University of Tulsa for the 2000-01
Prior to joining Peterson's staff at Tulsa, Conroy spent three years as
the head coach at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. In three seasons
at Francis Marion, Conroy recorded a 41-40 overall record.
In his first season at Francis Marion he led the Patriots to a 16-11 record, which
was an improvement of 13 wins from the previous season and ranked as the biggest
turnaround in NCAA Divisions I and II that year. Picked to finish last in the
Peach Belt Athletic Conference that season, the Patriots finished in second place.
His team's accomplishments netted Conroy the 1998 conference coach of the
Before taking over the head coaching reins at Francis Marion, Conroy spent three
years (1994-97) as an assistant coach at Furman and one year (1993-94) at Virginia
Military Institute. He spent three years (1990-93) on Les Robinson's North
Carolina State coaching staff that also included Buzz Peterson and Al Daniel.
A 1989 graduate from The Citadel with a bachelor's degree in business administration,
Conroy was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. As a senior in 1989 he was selected
as a team captain. Conroy attained the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Corps of Cadets,
the highest rank ever achieved by a basketball player at The Citadel.
Conroy and his wife, Ginny, have two sons, Riley and Hunt, and a daughter, Hannah.
February 17, 1967
The Citadel 1989
School: Assumption High School
a Player: The Citadel 1985-89
Wife - Ginny, Sons - Riley and Hunt, Daughter - Hannah