Perri hires Tobe Carberry and Greg Van Pelt to join his coaching staff

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri's coaching staff. (Photos:

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri’s coaching staff. (Photos:

It took a while this summer but LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri finally has finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming 2016-17 college basketball season.

Perri has hired Tobe Carberry as an assistant coach and Greg Van Pelt as the new Director of Basketball Operations. An official announcement from LIU Brooklyn is expected soon.

Tobe Carberry was hired last month by Perri to be the new assistant coach on his staff, replacing the departed Charles Bridge. Carberry comes to LIU from Central Connecticut where he was on former CCSU head coach Howie Dickenman coaching staff the last season as an assistant coach.

Carberry also was an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2010 to 2014 and an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State from 2008 to 2010. He played four seasons at Vermont from 1996 to 2000 where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his collegiate career. reported on the Carberry addition this past weekend.

Carberry isn’t the only new addition to Jack Perri staff. Joining the coaching staff this season is Greg Van Pelt who replaces Alvin Vivican as LIU’s Director of Basketball Operations. first reported this move back on August 29th. Van Pelt comes to LIU after spending last season as an assistant coach at Division III Montclair State University. Prior to his time at Montclair State, he was an assistant coach at Susquehanna University (Division III) from 2013 to 2015 and was a graduate assistant coach at East Stroudsburg (Division II) from 2011 to 2013.

Jack Perri will enter into his fifth season as the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball head coach and twelfth season overall in Downtown Brooklyn. Assistant coaches Jim Mack and Kenyon Spears return to the LIU coaching staff in 2016-17. Mack enters into his third season at LIU while Spears enters into his second season.

LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball begins their 2016-17 season at home against Division III John Jay College on Friday, November 11th.

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