Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tony Bethel To Join Wolfpack Staff

Former point guard and Maryland native, Tony Bethel, has been named "Video Coordinator" and will be filling the role vacated by Levi Watkins. With Justin Gainey's departure to Elon (assistant coach), Levi Watkins was named as the "Director of Operations," allowing room for Bethel to be hired. This move had been in the works for sometime but we were unable to announce it due to the hiring freeze that forced NC State to hold off on officially giving Tony the job.

Bethel, a transfer from Georgetown, was part of a backcourt with Julius Hodge. A backcourt which Hodge once dubbed "the best in the nation." Bethel battled injury and sickness throughout his tenure with the Pack, but did finish his senior season shooting 43% from beyond the arc. Bethel was a heady scoring guard who played two seasons under Herb Sendek before graduating and trying his hand in the D-League. We will catch up with Tony as soon as we can to get his take on coming back and reuniting with the Wolfpack family.


11 Responses to "Tony Bethel To Join Wolfpack Staff"
  1. j.sol said...
    October 1, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    awesome, i'm glad to see tony on our staff now, he's a real good dude. congratulations man.

  2. Jason said...
    October 1, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    cool. keepin' it in the family.

  3. Wolfcop said...
    October 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    I like the hire, but who said that was the best backcourt in the nation?

  4. Anonymous said...
    October 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    i like that the team is keeping former players in the program.

    does anybody know if this is common for college teams?

  5. TPack said...
    October 1, 2009 at 11:21 PM

    I like that former players are becoming coaches now. I always liked Bethel.

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Julius Hodge dubbed them "best backcourt in the nation" at the start of the season. They were nowhere close, and Bethel actually was injured a good deal of the games.

  7. Matt said...
    October 2, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Keeping former players in the program has been a regular practice at Duke for quite sometime. As a previous Duke fan, I have to say I like this hire and am glad to have Tony Bethel back. He was always a tough player for the Pack and fought for everything he got.

  8. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 2, 2009 at 2:23 PM


    Sorry to hijack the thread for a second, but we wanted to clear something up from a prior article we ran.

    When we were doing research on Purvis we were told, and under the impression that Rodney Purvis was 16 years old, however, we just got off the phone with the coach of CP3, Tony Edwards who informed us that Purvis is in fact 15 years old and won't turn 16 for sometime.

    Not sure where the rumor of him being 16 got started, but it's in quite a few articles floating around. We just wanted to correct that and let everyone know.

    ok back to Bethel.

  9. LoneWolf said...
    October 2, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    I am happy for tony. I only hope and pray this years team will make the fans and the coaches proud. I also hope Sidney has not used up all his good faith with BOT and major boosters. I want hom to be good coach so bad. I guess it really has alot to do with luck and timing. I mean luck def has not been on our side as of late.

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  11. Anonymous said...
    October 5, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    go Tony love the site!!!!!!


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