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The Furman men’s basketball program announced some coaching changes on Wednesday. Jeremy Growe was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, and Daniel Fowler moved up from director of recruiting to assistant to the head coach.

Growe has been on the Furman coaching staff for the past two years, coming to Greenville after a 10-year stint at Xavier. Fowler has been on the staff since he graduated from Furman in 2018. He was a 4-year starter for the Paladins as a player before that, earning all-conference honors his senior year. 

Head coach Bob Richey was happy to announce both promotions.

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“Jeremy has a tireless work ethic,” Richey said. “He’s a tremendous teacher of the game, and he’s also had a great impact on our recruiting since joining our staff. He’s proven responsible in matters that I’ve delegated to him and has taken great pride in producing excellent work. This past off season, Jeremy turned down some opportunities and chose to stay and continue our journey pushing this program forward. I appreciate the loyalty he has shown our program. We are excited to have Jeremy, his wife Sam, and their two kids, Jonah and Joey, in Greenville impacting our people, our program, and our University.”

Of Fowler, Richey said, “Daniel is ready to be an assistant coach, and I want to continue to add to his responsibility load so that he is more than prepared when his opportunity comes,” Richey added. “I trust Daniel with any aspect of our program, and I have noticed his intentional desire to grow in various capacities in the last few years. His loyalty to our program is unmatched, and his passion for Furman continues to grow well after his playing days. He is someone I lean on heavily on a day to day basis and look forward to seeing his continued impact in our program and on our campus. Daniel has the ability to do anything he would like to in this profession, and I’m fortunate to be able to work alongside him.”

Both Growe and Fowler will have only a little time to settle into their new roles before the season begins on Nov. 9 against North Greenville.