Assistant Youngstown State Men's Basketball Coach Paul Molinari has been by Jerrod Calhoun's side since their days at Fairmont State.

Now Molinari will be a few seats down on the bench after taking over the director of basketball operations job.

"Paul really knowing the ins and outs of YSU, I think that'll play to our strengths," said Calhoun. Adding, we're really excited about it.

Calhoun added Jason Slay would add the title of associate head coach.

Also on the staff are Chinedu Nwachukwu and Ethan Faulkner.

"I feel that we put together a staff that is young and energetic and guys that bring us a different dynamic," Calhoun added.

The Penguins embark on a trip to the Virgin Islands this week with games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.