Albany, N.Y. - University at Albany head men's basketball coach Will Brown announced on Thursday, Sept. 22 that Brent Wilson has been elevated to the position of assistant coach and Jerrad Knotts has been hired as director of operations.
     Wilson recently completed his second year as UAlbany's operations director. In his new position, he will recruit in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and District of Columbia and has responsibilities with scouting, academic monitoring and on-court instruction.
     A four-year lettermen from 2004-08, Wilson led the Great Danes to a pair of America East Conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He was twice voted to the all-conference third team and was a member of the league's all-rookie squad as a freshman. Wilson, who played in 123 career games, is 16th on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,178 points. He is also 14th in career rebounds (596) and third in career three-point field goals (229).
     Wilson, a former all-conference standout and two-time UAlbany captain, previously worked for the State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) in administrative services. He also served as a sales manager for Croton Farms, handling the Green Mountain coffee account and customer service.
     A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wilson earned his undergraduate degree in English with a minor in education. He and his wife, Tina, have a daughter, Camdyn.
     Knotts, a member of UAlbany's 2005-06 NCAA and conference championship squad, is responsible for administrative duties, travel and logistics, and coordinating summer basketball camp in his role as operations director.
     He has previously worked as a microcomputer technician at Hudson Valley Community College and an IT specialist for the New York State Department of Health. A native of Colton, Calif., Knotts received a B.A. in information science and policy with a minor in education.
     Knotts earned four varsity letters and appeared in 73 career games as a member of the UAlbany program from 2003-06. As a senior, the 6-foot-6 forward helped the Great Danes capture their first America East title and NCAA berth. Knotts was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and lacrosse at St. James School in Hagerstown, Md. He was chosen the 2002 Tri-State Small School Player of the Year and was selected to the All-Washington County and All-Mid Atlantic Conference teams.