Dwayne Killings is in his second season as an assistant coach at UConn, joining the coaching staff in July, 2016, following five years in the same position at Temple University.
Killings has a wealth of basketball experience at every level, ranging from high school and AAU ball to the NBA.
After graduating from Hampton University in 2003 with a degree in Sports Management, his first job was as a special assistant with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, where he served as video coordinator and helped with player development. After three years in Charlotte, Killings became Temple’s assistant director of men’s basketball operations, a position he held for three years.
Killings moved on the NBA D-League, where his responsibilities included monitoring player development programs. From there, he accepted his first collegiate coaching position, joining the staff at Boston University for the 2010-11 season, helping the Terriers capture the America East Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth.
In 2011-12, Killings returned to Temple as an assistant coach. In his five seasons with the Owls, he gained a reputation as a national recruiter, helping the Owls compile a a 104-63 overall record, winning regular-season conference titles in both the Atlantic 10 and the American, and making four postseason appearances, three in the NCAA Tournament and one to the NIT semifinals.
A native of Amherst, Mass., Killings was born in April 4, 1981. He and wife Ana are parents of daughter Alecia and son Tristan.