Bulldogs Add May to Staff

May 28, 2009 RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech head basketball coach Kerry Rupp announced Thursday that he has added former University of Alabama-Birmingham assistant coach Dusty May to his staff.

May's hiring is pending approval from the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

"Dusty May is a great addition to our staff, and I'm looking forward to him coming on board," Rupp said. "Dusty has great work ethic, is very energetic and is an extremely hard worker. He will definitely give that extra effort it takes to help this program succeed."

May served the past two years as an assistant coach on Mike Davis's staff at UAB. During that time, the Blazers made the NIT both years and have finished in the top half of Conference USA both seasons. UAB saw a drastic improvement in the two years May was on board with a total record of 45-23 in those two years. UAB's recruiting classes during that time were also nationally renowned.

Prior to his stint at UAB, May was at Murray State for the 2006-07 season and led the Racers to a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. May helped guide then-freshman Bruce Carter to Ohio Valley All-Conference Second Team and Newcomer Team in 2007.

Before Murray State, May was on staff at Eastern Michigan from 2004-05. At EMU, May was responsible for scouting, recruiting, compliance, academics, summer camps and scheduling. May worked with the post players during his only season at EMU, and helped guide then-senior John Bowler to a first-team All-Mid-American selection after averaging 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest.

May spent three seasons at Indiana, prior to becoming a full-time assistant coach. He was the administrative assistant for the Hoosiers in 2004-05 and was the video coordinator in 2002-03 and 2003-04 serving along side of Rupp who was an assistant coach on the staff.

"Dusty brings invaluable coaching experience gained from working for other outstanding programs and coaches throughout the country," Rupp said. "He is widely respected and known as a quality coach, an excellent teacher, and a top notch recruiter. I am excited to be reunited with him at Louisiana Tech."

After graduating from Indiana in 2000, May left Bloomington to become an administrative assistant video coordinator for the men's basketball program at the University of Southern California. While at USC, May was responsible for the video breakdown of opponent's film, served as director of summer camps, and helped coordinate the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office. He also helped supervise support staff, managers, and office workers.

The 32-year-old May is a 2000 graduate of Indiana University where he spent four years as a student manager for the men's basketball team. During his undergraduate days, May assisted with the program's video coordination and also helped with summer camps. In addition, May also coached the Bloomington (Ind.)?Red AAU?team, which included current NBA?player Sean May. May and his wife Anna have three sons, Jack, Charlie and Eli.

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