Region Native Brantley to Be Named Purdue Assistant
Purdue coach Matt Painter is expected to tab former Boilermaker Brandon Brantley to fill the vacancy on his coaching staff, GoldandBlack.com has learned. Brantley, who played center for Purdue from 1992-96 before an extended professional career overseas and in the U.S., fills the spot left open by Micah Shrewsberry, who took a job with the Boston Celtics after two seasons on the Boilermaker bench. Since his playing career ended in 2007, Brantley has been active coaching at the high school and AAU levels in the Indianapolis area while looking to break into college coaching.
A native of East Chicago, Brantley attended Andrean High School before helping Purdue to three consecutive Big Ten championships as a college player. He will join associate head coach Jack Owens and assistant coach Greg Gary on Painter’s coaching staff.