HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- The Centenary Athletic Department announced the hiring of Brendan Twomey as the new men’s basketball head coach on Friday. Twomey joins the Cyclones after a four-year coaching career at Steven’s Institute of Technology where he served as the associate head men’s coach.

Centenary athletic director Billie Jo Blackwell said, “We are very excited to welcome Brendan Twomey as our new men’s basketball coach. His successful playing experience includes many accolades.  Brendan's passion for the game and positive outlook is a blueprint designed to build a winning tradition for our men's basketball program. We look forward to his contributions to the Cyclone community.”

During his time at Stevens, Twomey helped guide the team to a 73-37overall record, including a 2011 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship while developing nine All-Conference and three All-Region student-athletes.

Twomey helped bring in the team’s leading scorer, Sheldon Jones, a Second-Team All-Conference selection in his sophomore year and First-Team All-Conference selection his junior year. This past season, Twomey helped lead Stevens to a 20-8 overall record and an ECAC semi-final appearance. During the 2010-11 season, Twomey and his staff were named the Empire 8 Conference Staff of the year and was given the Schoenfeld Award in 2008-09, given by N.J. officials for sportsmanship in the state of N.J.

As an athlete, Twomey played professionally for Merry Monk Ballina and the Limerick Lions in the Irish Super League, as well as the Carolina Thunder in the American Basketball Association. During his time playing for Mount Saint Mary College, Twomey was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Regional All-Star, Division III News All-American Honorable Mention honoree, Skyline Conference Player of the Year, and two-time ECAC and Metro Writers Basketball Association selection.