Jim Ferry, who led LIU Brooklyn to back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2011 and 2012, is in his fourth season as head coach of the Dukes.
The Elmont, N.Y. native, who came to the Bluff with over 250 wins as a head coach at the Division I, Division II and Division III levels, is the 16th head coach in the 99-year history of Duquesne basketball.
Ferry's inaugural Dukes team, which finished 8-22, managed to post the school's first win at Temple in 18 years as well as produce Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team member Derrick Colter.
In 2014, Ferry guided a roster that opened the season with eight first-year scholarship players to 13 wins. The Dukes notched seven road victories for just the fifth time since 1955, including the school's first road win over a Top 10 team in 52 years - 71-64 at No. 10 (AP) Saint Louis on February 27.
John Rhodes, the head coach at Ohio Northern from 2009-12, was named to Jim Ferry's staff on April 23, 2012.
Rhodes brings 19 years of college coaching experience - and eight seasons of professional playing experience - to the Bluff.
Ohio Northern, which finished in the upper division of the Division III Ohio Athletic Conference in 2010 and 2011, reached the semifinal of the 2012 postseason tournament under Rhodes who went 39-41 in his three seasons at the Ada, Ohio school.
Rich Glesmann, a member of Jim Ferry's staff at LIU Brooklyn for seven seasons, accompanied the Dukes' new head coach to Duquesne in April 2012.
Glesmann, who began at LIU as director of basketball operations in 2005-06 before being elevated to assistant coach, played an important role in the program's resurgence.
His responsibilities at LIU included opponent scouting, recruiting, on-court coaching and instruction as well as serving as the program's academic coordinator. Under Glesmann's direction, the men's basketball team posted a cumulative 3.0 grade point average during the spring 2009 semester. He played a role in the Blackbirds posting back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012 while helping develop numerous all-conference honorees.
Danny Lawson, who served as director of basketball operations at LIU Brooklyn under Jim Ferry for two seasons, was named to the same position at Duquesne in April 2012.
Lawson, who was part of two NCAA tournament teams at LIU, helped the team achieve a 52-15 record (38-4 in the Northeast Conference) in 2011 and 2012. At LIU he helped coordinate staff recruiting and scouting and assisted with on campus recruiting among other duties.
Lawson came to Brooklyn after serving as an assistant coach at Le Moyne College during the 2009-10 season. He helped the Dolphins to an 18-10 record and quarterfinal appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference tournament that season. The 2009-10 Le Moyne team opened the year with a win over Syracuse in a preseason exhibition game at the Carrier Dome.
Brian Baudinet, who spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach with the NBA Development League Tulsa 66ers, was named the Dukes' director of men's basketball administration in August of 2014.
While with Tulsa - the affiliate of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder - Baudinet was involved with all aspects of coaching in addition to assisting extensively with player development both on the floor and through individual video sessions.
Baudinet began his coaching career as an assistant at Division III Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in 2010. He then moved on to an assistant position Division II American International College in Springfield, Mass. where he coached through October of 2013.
Dominic Lombardi, who joined the Duquesne staff in June of 2016, is in his first season as director of player development.
The Indiana, Pa., came to DU after spending the past two seasons as the video coordinator at the University of South Florida.
Prior to his move to Tampa, Lombardi spent two seasons as the assistant video coordinator at Kentucky.
In accordance with NCAA guidelines, all Duquesne University Sports Camps and Clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age, grade level and/or gender of its participants.