Corzine Named DePaul Director of Operations

CHICAGO - Former DePaul standout Dave Corzine has been named DePaul's Director of Men's Basketball Operations it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

"I have always respected Dave not only as a player but as a man," Wainwright said. "His role is establishing the DePaul Basketball tradition goes without saying, and I look forward to him making a positive contribution to our program."

"I am thrilled to be back at DePaul," Corzine said. "This is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with talented people and help give back to the program that I owe so much to. I am ready to jump in with both feet and help the program any way I can."

A member of the Blue Demons from 1974-78, Corzine is the only player in school history to grab over 1,000 rebounds in a career and was an honorable mention All-American after his senior season in 1977-78 when he helped the Blue Demons to a 27-3 record and the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. The school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,151 boards, he still ranks third in school history for scoring with 1,896 points. During his four seasons in Lincoln Park, Corzine helped DePaul to a 77-34 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

Corzine was the 18th overall pick of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets and went on to play in the league for 13 seasons. After two years with the Bullets and two more with the San Antonio Spurs, Corzine returned to his roots of Chicago to play for the Bulls for seven seasons. He finished his career with the Orlando Magic and the Seattle SuperSonics. He averaged nearly nine points and six rebounds per game in his NBA career.

A native of Arlington Heights, Ill. where he graduated from Hersey High School, Corzine has spent the past six seasons as the color analyst for DePaul radio broadcasts on WSCR (670 AM) in the Windy City.

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