One day after officially hiring Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond and former Sacramento Kings player development coach Greg St. Jean, St. John's announced the additions of Dan Matic and Dru Anthrop.
Matic, who is a native of Brooklyn and spent two years as an assistant at South Alabama, will be the director of basketball operations and will provide day-to-day administrative support within the program. His responsibilities will consist of coordinating travel, managing game day operations and maintaining the team's calendar.
"Dan has a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience working in all facets of a program. He has a natural ability to connect with players and serve as a mentor," head coach Chris Mullin said. "Dan has been a part of several winning programs throughout his career alongside Bo Ryan and other well-respected coaches. His diligence and organizational skills will be vital in developing an environment for our team to be successful."
"I look forward to this opportunity to be part of a prestigious program and work for a Hall of Famer. It is a true honor to join Chris Mullin's staff," Matic said.
Matic began his career in 2001 with AAU program Team Takeover and has experience as the video coordinator for USA's bronze medal 2009 World University Games team under Ryan.
Anthrop will join the Red Storm as the team's graduate assistant following his two seasons as a film coordinator with the Indiana Pacers. The Lafayette, Ind native played for Matt Painter at Purdue, graduating with the winningest class in program history.
"Dru knows what it takes for a team and organization to be successful," Mullin said. "He experienced it first-hand at Purdue and then in the NBA with the Pacers. Dru has a tremendous work ethic and will strengthen our program in a variety of areas."
"I am very excited for the opportunity to join the St. John's staff as a graduate assistant," Anthrop said. "St. John's is one of the most storied basketball programs in NCAA history. I couldn't pass up the chance to work for a Big East program and learn from Chris Mullin and the talented staff in which he has surrounded himself."
Under Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, Anthrop provided an opponent game film break down, researched statistics for scouting reports and team analysis, created video edits on NBA Draft prospects and helped manage the scouting video database.