It didn’t take long for Jim Ferry to land a new job.

Monday, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) announced that Ferry will be the new head coach of the men’s basketball program. A formal introduction will be coming on Wednesday.

Ferry spent the 2020-21 season as the interim head coach at Penn State, replacing Pat Chambers, who stepped aside a month before the start of the season. Ferry, however, was not retained as the athletic department hired for Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry.


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Ferry has previously been the head coach at Long Island and Duquesne before joining Chambers’ staff at Penn State. At Long Island, he compiled a 150-149 record and led the team to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 seasons. At Duquesne, he was 60-97 and guided the Dukes to a CBI appearance during the 2015-16 season.

Penn State ended the 2020-21 season with an 11-14 overall record and a 7-12 mark in B1G play, finishing No. 11 in the conference standings.