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A native of Pittsburgh's Northside, Brian Regan is in his ninth season as the University of Pittsburgh's Director of Basketball Operations. Regan's association with Pitt Basketball goes back more than 30 years when he first attended the "Play Basketball Day Camps," directed by then Pitt coach Tim Grgurich.
As Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Men's Basketball Operations, Regan's various responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball program, serving as a liaison to athletic department officials and coordinating the student-athletes' practice, game-day and daily schedules. He also coordinates the program's summer camp schedule and monitors academic progress. During the summer of 2010, he organized Pitt Basketball's Summer Tour to Ireland.
"Brian is a valuable part of our program and has played a key role in our success," said head coach Jamie Dixon. "He brings with him extensive experience at several different levels. He is also thrilled to be working at Pitt and in his hometown of Pittsburgh."
Pitt has posted a 231-79 record with nine postseason appearances with Regan on the staff. The Panthers claimed the 2008 Big East Championship, reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2009 and were Big East regular season champions in 2011. Pitt also won the 2012 College Basketball Invitational during his current tenure.
Regan, who joined the Pitt staff in 2007-08 as its Video Coordinator, has a combined 27 years of college coaching experience. He spent five seasons (2002-07) as an assistant basketball coach at Colgate University under head coach Emmett Davis. As a top assistant at Colgate, Regan's responsibilities included recruiting, scouting and coordinating the Raiders' summer basketball day and elite prospect camps. He also served as academic coordinator for the program.
Prior to his stint at Colgate, Regan served three years (1999-2002) as an associate head coach at Assumption College under head coach Tom Ackerman. In 2001-02, Assumption posted one of its most successful seasons in school history, advancing to the NCAA Division II Tournament Sweet Sixteen, capturing the Northeast-10 regular season championship and compiling a 24-6 record. All of these accomplishments were achieved after the Greyhounds were picked to finish last in the league's preseason coaches' poll. Three of Regan's recruits played key roles in that success, including league defensive player of the year Shahar Golan, All-America selection and league rookie of the year Brian Robinson and first team all-conference pick Shane O'Donoghue.
Regan is no stranger to the Western Pennsylvania coaching ranks, having served assistant coaching stints at Slippery Rock University (1994-99), LaRoche College (1993-94) and Robert Morris University (1990-93). During his tenure at Robert Morris, the Colonials won the Northeast Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1992 before dropping their first round matchup to UCLA in Tempe, Ariz. At Robert Morris, Regan oversaw guard play including NEC Player of the Year and Aliquippa native Myron Walker.
Regan began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Pitt, serving two seasons (1988-90) under Paul Evans. He helped guide the Panthers to a 17-13 record and NCAA Tournament berth in 1989.
One of six siblings, Regan and his brothers regularly attended the Pitt youth basketball camps. Two of his brothers served as Pitt ballboys and both went on to compete collegiately at New York University. His father, the late "Baldy" Regan, served as a Pittsburgh city councilman.
A 1988 graduate of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., Regan earned his undergraduate degree in communications. During his time at Saint Vincent, he worked as a student assistant under legendary coach Bernie Matthews. Regan also attended the Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa.
A member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Basketball Coaches Association of New York and Western Pennsylvania Coaches Association, he earned the NABC's 15-year merit award for service. Regan resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Catherine, daughter Sophia and son Brendan.