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Antone Gray Joins Staff as SLU MBB Assistant Coach

by Brian Kunderman
New Saint Louis head men’s basketball coach Josh Schertz announced today that Antone Gray has joined the Billikens as an assistant coach.
Gray was an assistant coach for Schertz last season at Indiana State. He has also served assistant coaching stints at Niagara, Brown and Maine.
“I had the pleasure of working with Antone last year at Indiana State, and I’m excited to have him on my staff here at SLU,” Schertz said. “Antone brings unbelievable energy to the program every single day. He is as good at connecting with players in the recruiting process and in their development as anybody I’ve ever been around. He’s a dogged recruiter and has great relationships, particularly in the Northeast which is an area that we want to recruit at a high level here in the Atlantic 10.”
“I am overjoyed for this great opportunity to join Coach Schertz, the staff, the players and administration at such a high-level institution here at Saint Louis University,” Gray said. “Coach Schertz is one of the best basketball minds in the world, and I am excited to continue to learn from him. St. Louis is such a great sports city with tremendous passion for Billiken basketball. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and compete for A-10 championships!”
Gray was part of a magical season for Indiana State in 2023-24. The Sycamores finished with a 32-7 record and captured the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season crown. They were a No. 1 seed in the NIT and advanced to the championship game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
ISU led the nation in effective field-goal percentage last year. The Sycamores were fourth in 3-pointers made per game and seventh in scoring offense.
Gray was at Niagara for the 2022-23 season and helped the Purple Eagles to their first winning season in several years. He mentored first-team All-Conference guard Noah Thomasson, who led the league in scoring.
Serving as an assistant coach at Brown for four seasons from 2018-22, Gray helped the Bears to a CBI appearance and a school-record 20 wins in 2018-19. He coached multiple players to All-Ivy League recognition and recruited back-to-back three-star recruits, the highest ever to commit to and attend Brown University.
Gray’s first foray into the collegiate coaching ranks came at Maine, where he spent four seasons from 2014-18. There, he mentored two All-Conference performers and was critical to the on- and off-court development of Maine’s student-athletes.
Gray coached high school basketball from 2011-14. He also gained valuable experience as a skills and fundamentals trainer at CAMP ERROL in Providence, R.I. He trained professional basketball players from the NBA and overseas, as well as college players who went on to play at Providence, Rhode Island, Brown, Yale, and Johnson and Wales.
Gray had a standout playing career at Rhode Island College from 2007-11. He helped the Anchormen to four NCAA Tournament appearances and three conference championships. Gray scored more than 1,000 points during his career and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rhode Island College in 2014.
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