Adam Hutchinson arrives at Kean in his first season in 2018-19 after stops at Amherst College, Washington & Lee University, Case Western Reserve University and Stevens Institute of Technology.
At Amherst he was an assistant coach for one season with the Mammoths. Hutchinson’s defense finished the season ranked number one in Division III in defensive field goal percentage.
Prior to Amherst, Hutchinson was the head coach of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia for 14 seasons (2003-2017). During his time with the Generals, he become the second winningest coach in program history with 154 victories, reached the ODAC title game in 2009 and the semifinals in 2014 and 2017. In 2008, he was named both the ODAC Coach of the Year and the VaSID College Division Coach of the Year. His tenure also saw losing streaks to Randolph-Macon College and Roanoke College snapped.
He also had the reins for two seasons at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (2001-2003) and at Stevens Institute of Technology (1999-2001). With the Spartans of CWRU, he recruited two multiple time All-UAA selections and the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. With the Ducks, the team saw improvements of wins and a third-place finish in the Skyline.
A 1993 graduate of Amherst College, he played from 1989-93 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies. He would go on to earn his Master of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst after receiving an NCAA Graduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics (only eight awarded nationally each year based on distinction earned as an undergraduate).
Born and raised in the Garden State, he starred and graduated from the renowned St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark.
Matt McDuffie returns for his third season with the Cougars in 2018-19 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He served as Interim Men's Basketball Coach from May 2018-Oct. 2018. McDuffie served as student assistant coach at NJAC rival Montclair State University for four seasons and was apart of more than 40 wins and an NJAC playoff appearance. McDuffie has participated at several camps and clinics including Nike Skills Academy, Hoop Group, Kyrie Irving Camp, Carmelo Anthony Camp & Steve Pikiell-Rutgers Men's Basketball Camp.
Since 2013, he has been an analytics specialist and lead statistician for the Nike EYBL AAU circuit. He has also worked with the PSA Cardinals based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. as an intern and an ambassador. McDuffie also works with CJ Paladins’ BBallShootOut & GameOnHoops as a tournament director and lead consultant.
McDuffie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in General Humanities from Montclair State in 2015, and is President & Owner of Statkingz; A statistical and analytics company that serves as the offical statistics & analytics partner of the Nike EYBL.
Stuart Pradia joins the Kean University coaching staff in his first season in 2018-19.
Pradia most recently was an assistant coach at Millersville (2017-18), but has a wide range of experience at the collegiate and professional levels.
Upon completion of his collegiate playing career at Brandeis University, he has compiled more than a decade in the game as a coach and working in the front office. Pradia has collegiate stops in New Jersey (Montclair State University), Virginia (Washington and Lee University), Pennsylvania (Gettysburg College and Millersville) and Maryland (Washington College).
In addition to his collegiate experience, Pradia spent the 2012-13 season as the basketball operations assistant with the Houston Rockets. He assisted players in on-court skill workouts, produced statistical analysis reports and compiled college and international player evaluations for draft preparation. He served as the director of basketball operations and assistant coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League, and went on to work two years as a game review and global strategy analyst with the NBA.
Pradia earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2005, and a master's degree in history from Washington College in 2009.
Mike Burton joins the Kean University coaching staff in his first season in 2018-19.
Burton is no stranger to the men's basketball program, serving as a summer assistant for the last four years. A former student-athlete himself, Burton played four seasons on the men's basketball team and collected numerous postseason awards. He was a four time All-NJAC selection, the 2010-11 NJAC Rookie of the Year and a 2010-11 D3 freshman All-American.
Burton graduated from Kean in 2014 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and is currently a NJ State Correctional Officer.
Erick Loften-Harris joins the coaching staff for his first season in 2018-19.
Loften-Harris played four seasons of NJAC basketball, including three at Montclair State and one at Rutgers-Newark.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native earned his B.A. in Criminial Justice from Rutgers in 2018 and is currently a substitue teacher in Union County.