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Temple to hire Monte Ross as assistant under Aaron McKie

Ross spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Delaware, where he led the Blue Hens to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Monte Ross is a former St. Joe's assistant.
Monte Ross is a former St. Joe's assistant.Read moreLaurence Kesterson / AP

Monte Ross, the former long-time head coach at the University of Delaware, will be hired as an assistant at Temple, according to multiple sources.

Aaron McKie, who is taking over for Fran Dunphy, is a first-time head coach. Ross offers extensive coaching experience to the Owls.

He was the head coach at Delaware for 10 years, with the last season being 2015-16. Ross guided the Blue Hens to the 2014 NCAA Tournament when Delaware won the Colonial Athletic Conference tournament and went 25-10. It was Delaware’s first NCAA tournament berth since 1999. In his 10 seasons, Ross went 132-184.

Before coming to Delaware, Ross was an assistant coach at St. Joseph’s for 10 seasons. He also served assistant coaching stints prior to that at Drexel and Lehigh.

A graduate of Winston Salem State, Ross starred at Philadelphia’s Bodine High.

Temple (23-10) ended its season with Tuesday’s 81-70 NCAA play-in loss to Belmont.

There is no word when the official announcement will be made.