June 13, 2008
University of New Mexico men's basketball head coach Steve Alford announced the addition of Duane Broussard to the Lobo staff beginning July 1, 2008. Broussard, a former Lobo assistant coach from 2003-07, will serve as the team's Director of Operations. Broussard has 14 years of Division I coaching experience that includes nine seasons at Bradley (1994-2002).
"I have always felt that the Director of Operations position should be filled by someone who is familiar with New Mexico and the outstanding tradition of Lobo basketball," stated Alford. "Duane definitely fits both of those criteria. His experience in college basketball will definitely be a valued asset to our program. I have known him since we coached against each other in the Missouri Valley Conference when he was at Bradley and I was at Missouri State, so we have a long-standing relationship."
The 37-year-old Broussard spent the past year working as the Director of Recruitment Initiatives in the Enrollment Services office on UNM's main campus. Specifically, he was working with an outreach program that taught the importance of going to college and the process of getting into college to middle school students in the Albuquerque area. Broussard is also competing his Ph. D. in Sport Administration at UNM.
"I would like to thank Coach Alford for giving me this opportunity," stated Broussard. "I love the University of New Mexico and I love basketball. This gives me the chance to serve both the University and the athletics program and I can't wait to get started."
Broussard played at Bradley from 1989 to 1993 and served as the program's co-captain as a junior and senior. A native of Sugarland, Texas, he earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Bradley in 1993. Broussard continued his education by successfully completing a master's degree program in Public Service Administration from BU in 1997. He is married to the former Holly Marshall, and the couple has a daughter McKenzie, 8 (10-19-99) and a son McKel, 7 (2-3-01).