Andre McGee, a former Cardinal player who has worked on the UofL staff for past three-plus years, is in his second year on the University of Louisville basketball staff as director of basketball operations.
"We're excited to have Andre continue with us in his new role," said UofL Head Coach Rick Pitino. "He's been learning for the last two years and has been extremely loyal to our program. He knows everything we do inside and out. I'm excited he is getting a break to move toward the coaching ranks."
Before moving into his current position, McGee served nearly three years as a program assistant with the Cardinals. In that role, his primary duties included assisting in opponent scouting through extensive film breakdowns, game preparation and assisting in on-campus recruiting efforts.
McGee played professional basketball briefly in Germany (2009) before joining the UofL staff in January of 2010.
The Cards' co-captain when he averaged 5.3 points as a senior, McGee was an aggressive on-the-ball defender whose team contributions didn't always appear in the box score. A starter in 57 career games, McGee was a double-figure scorer in 18 games, including 10 vs. Syracuse in the championship game of the BIG EAST Tournament in 2009.
The Cardinals advanced to the NCAA Tournament on three occasions during his playing days, including reaching the Elite Eight in both of his final two seasons at UofL.
McGee was ranked as a top 50 player nationally as a senior at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., where he was a four-time all-league, all-county and all CIF Southern Section selection.
He comes from a hoop family as his father Anthony (Long Beach State) and brothers Tony (Eastern Washington) and Antoine (Colorado) each played collegiate basketball.
McGee earned a degree in exercise science at UofL in 2009 and had been playing professional basketball for Phoenix Hagen in Germany before his return to work on the Louisville staff. He completed a master's degree in exercise physiology at UofL in 2013.