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Published: Tuesday, 7/30/2013

Rockets assistant leaving for Illinois


University of Toledo men's basketball assistant coach Ryan Pedon is leaving for Illinois.

Pedon, who spent the last three seasons with the Rockets, will be special assistant to Illini coach John Groce. Pedon, who has spent all 13 of his coaching seasons in the Mid-American Conference, will not coach or recruit in his new role. He is expected to work on video and advanced scouting.

Pedon, a native of the Columbus area, served as Toledo's offensive coordinator and recruited the state of Ohio.

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