Two additional members of Pat Kelsey’s coaching staff for Louisville men’s basketball have come to light, one of whom is the team’s first outside hire.

After spending two seasons at LSU working for Matt McMahon, Ronnie Hamilton will take one of Kelsey’s two open assistant roles, a source confirmed to The Courier Journal on Tuesday. He joins Michael Cassidy, Brian Kloman, and Thomas Carr, three men who were part of Kelsey’s Charleston staff before joining the 502.

Eli Foy, the director of sports performance for the Cougars, recently concluded his third season in that role. When Kelsey spoke on WLCL 93.9 FM, he announced that he would be joining him at U of L on April 5.

As of Tuesday AM, the specifics of their contracts, along with those of Carr, Cassidy, and Kloman, were unknown since the hirings had not been formally announced.

The NCAA increased the number of on-court assistant coaches for men’s and women’s basketball teams from three to five in January of last year. Hamilton’s addition gives Kelsey one more spot to work with.

A signed copy of his Memorandum of Understanding with the U of L Athletic Association, obtained by The Courier Journal through an open records request, states that he has been given $2.1 million to expand his staff.

Jermaine Ukaegbu, the director of player development, and Mitch Johnson, the director of basketball operations, were Kelsey’s other two on-court assistants at Charleston.

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