Painter Announces Staff Additions
Sept. 8, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced the additions of Andrew McClatchey, Joey Brooks and D.J. Byrd to the Boilermakers’ support staff.


McClatchey will serve in the newly-created analyst position, while Brooks and Byrd will be graduate assistants.

“We are excited to have Andrew, Joey and D.J., all join our staff in their respective roles,” Painter said. “They have already started making a difference in our program and are eager to help us take the next step. They will be great additions to our family.”

McClatchey arrives at Purdue after spending the previous two years at his alma mater, IUPUI, where he served as both a graduate manager and more recently, a statistical analyst. Prior to his time at IUPUI, he was an assistant coach at Anderson University. He recently became a co-founder of BAM Analytics, LLC, which provides statistical analysis to basketball programs around the country.

In 2013-14, he was an assistant coach / analyst for the boy's varsity team at his alma mater New Palestine High School.

He earned his Master's Degree in mechanical engineering from IUPUI in May 2016. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from IUPUI in mechanical engineering, with minors in both Mathematics and Economics, while accumulating a 3.93 grade-point average as an undergrad.

Brooks is a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame, where he was a four-year letterwinner under head coach Mike Brey. He was a two-time member of the Big East Academic Honor Roll and was appointed by Brey to the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Brooks comes to Purdue after spending a year with SAP as a Senior Analytics Specialist. Prior to that, he spent time with Pure Sweat Basketball (NBA skills trainer), the Santa Cruz Warriors (basketball operations associate), the Marketing Arm (content strategist), Krossover Intelligence (basketball specialist, account executive and business development assistant), John Lucas Enterprises (NBA / NCAA Player Development assistant) and IBM.

Brooks is a native of Houston, Texas, where he enjoyed a standout scholastic career at Strake Jesuit College Prep.

Byrd returns to the program after graduating from Purdue in 2013. During his time at Purdue, he played in 130 career games, scoring 890 career points and making 195 3-pointers, the sixth most in a career in school history. He helped Purdue to three NCAA Tournaments (2010, 2011, 2012) and was named the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2012.

More recently, Byrd was the JV basketball coach at Franklin Community High School and he owned and operated RIMROC Basketball, an organization that provides Indiana youth with training opportunities, league games, tournaments and team camps.

Purdue will open the regular season Nov. 10, against SIU Edwardsville, tipping off at 8 p.m. ET, from Mackey Arena. Tickets are available by calling 800.49SPORT or online at PurdueSports.com.
 

 

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