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Conroy provides scouting report
Duffy Conroy has finished his eighth season as an assistant coach in Milwaukee for Rob Jeter.
At UWM, Conroy participates in the recruiting, scouting and on-court coaching aspects of the program.
"This has been a great opportunity to get to work under Coach Jeter, who has had a great influence on me over the years," Conroy said. "It was very exciting to come back to UWM, where I started my collegiate coaching career, and it is great to be building on the winning tradition of the program."
Conroy spent the 2004-05 season as the director of basketball operations at Wisconsin before starting his second stint at UWM. He served as an administrative assistant for Bo Ryan during the 2000-01 season in Milwaukee, and then moved to Madison with Ryan, where he was the video coordinator for two seasons.
He took over head coaching and athletic director duties at his alma mater, Assumption High School, for the 2003-04 school year before returning to Madison for the 2004-05 season.
In his second stint at Wisconsin, Conroy was responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of the program, including travel and budget matters.
"Duffy was one of my first recruits and I always respected his work-ethic as a student-athlete," Jeter said. "He does a great job of relating to the players and the experience he gained as both a high school head coach and athletic director is invaluable. He has worked hard to earn this opportunity, starting as a video coordinator, moving to basketball operations and getting a chance to be an assistant coach."
In both of his stays at Wisconsin, Conroy was a part of the incredible success the Badgers enjoyed under Jeter and Ryan. Conroy was part of the Badgers' staff as they won back-to-back Big Ten regular-season titles for the first time in school history and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2003.
Then in 2004-05, Conroy was back on the staff as Wisconsin made a run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. In all, the Badgers won 68 games in the three seasons Conroy worked at the school.
Conroy played basketball at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. A two-time all-conference performer and team captain, Conroy led St. Ambrose to three appearances in the NAIA Tournament. St. Ambrose won 20 games during his junior campaign and then 26 games during his senior season. That year, he averaged more than 10 points, five rebounds and four assists per game in earning honorable mention All-America honors. He finished his career with more than 1,000 points.
Conroy, who was born in Naperville, Ill., was an all-state football and basketball player at Davenport Assumption High School. And, Conroy comes from a college basketball family, as his brother, Ed, is the head coach at Tulane.
He and his wife, Nikki, have two sons, Callum and Macklin, along with a daughter, Keeva.