Bone Completes Staff with Barrett and Marrion
May 14, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University men's basketball head coach Ken Bone completed his staff with the hiring of Jared Barrett as the director of basketball operations and Tim Marrion as the coordinator of basketball operations, he announced Thursday.
'We are excited to have Jared and Tim join our staff,' Bone said. 'They bring camp and recruiting experience to the program, which are areas we would like to be strong in. They will also be assisting with administrative duties.'
Barrett comes to WSU after serving as an assistant basketball coach at Utah Valley University the last two seasons where he served as the head assistant working with the guards while doing all of the game scouts. Prior to his year with the Wolverines, Barrett spent six seasons as an assistant men's basketball coach at Sacramento State. With the Hornets Barrett oversaw scheduling and on-floor coaching as well as assisting with the instruction of the team's guards. He also coordinated all of the team travel and recruiting.
Prior to Sacramento State, Barrett spent two years as the head junior varsity coach at his alma mater, Eastern Oregon (1998-2000). While at EOU, he was responsible for all the daily operations of the team. Barrett also served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the basketball program.
In his playing days, Barrett was a two-sport athlete in high school and college. He began his collegiate playing career at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. where he was an all-league baseball player (pitcher) and competed in basketball. From there, Barrett moved on to Eastern Oregon where he was named the basketball team's most valuable player following the 1996-97 season leading the team in rebounding while ranking second on the squad in scoring.
He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and health from Eastern Oregon in 1998 and completed his teaching credential from EOU in 2000. Barrett and his wife, Aimee, have four children.
A 2006 graduate of Washington State, Marrion returns to the Palouse after three seasons as a member of the San Jose State University men's basketball staff having served as an administrative assistant (2006-07), assistant coach (2007-08) and director of basketball operations (2008-09).
As a student at WSU, Marrion served as a student assistant for the men's basketball program for three seasons under head Dick Bennett. With the Cougars his duties included the preparation of scouting reports, video coordination, film exchange and coordinating team meals. Marrion has worked as a guest coach at summer youth basketball camps in Northern California, Kentucky and Washington.
Marrion received his degree in sport management with a minor in leadership studies from WSU in 2006 and is currently working on his master's in sports leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. A native of Nottingham, England, Marrion lived in Melbourne, Australia for six years and graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. in 2003.
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