Dusty May is in his second season with the UAB men's basketball program as an assistant coach, joining the staff in April of 2007. May came to UAB from Murray State where he was an assistant coach for one season.
May was a big part in helping UAB to one of its best single-season turnarounds in program history. With the help of May's guidance, the Blazers improved from their 15-16 record in 2006-07 to 23-11 in 2007-08 and a second round NIT appearance. In addition, the Blazers tied the school record for Conference USA victories, going 12-4 in league play and finishing second overall behind Memphis.
"I'm extremely excited to be a part of a great tradition like UAB," May said. "Having worked under coach Davis in the past allows me to understand his system and what he expects out of his staff and players. I feel there is something real special going on at UAB and I am ecstatic to be a part of it."
May reunites with Davis, as he spent three seasons on the IU coaching staff. During his three years on the Indiana coaching staff, May helped recruit two of the nation's top classes. His duties included recruiting, coordinating all on-campus recruiting, and serving as the team's compliance liaison and director of camps.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Dusty join our staff," Davis said. "Dusty will bring a new energy and is a terrific recruiter, teacher and motivator. When we worked together at Indiana for three seasons, I knew he had potential to be a great coach and we are lucky to have him on our staff."
While with the Racers, May helped lead the team to a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. May helped guide then-freshman Bruce Carter to Ohio Valley All-Conference Second Team and Newcomer Team in 2007.
Prior to his stint at Murray State, May was a member of the Eastern Michigan staff from 2004-05. While there, May helped lead Eastern Michigan to victories over California and Conference USA's Tulsa. At EMU, May was responsible for scouting, recruiting, compliance, academics, summer camps and scheduling. May worked with the post players during his only season at EMU, and helped guide then-senior John Bowler to a first-team All-Mid-American selection after averaging 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest.
May spent three seasons with Davis at Indiana, prior to becoming a full-time assistant coach. He was the administrative assistant for the Hoosiers in 2004-05 and was the video coordinator in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
After graduating from Indiana in 2000, May left Bloomington to become an administrative assistant/video coordinator for the men's basketball program at the University of Southern California. While at USC, May was responsible for the video breakdown of opponent's film, served as director of summer camps, and helped coordinate the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office. He also helped supervise support staff, managers, and office workers.
The 31-year-old May is a 2000 graduate of Indiana University where he spent four years as a student manager for the men's basketball team. During his undergraduate days, May assisted with the program's video coordination and also helped with summer camps. In addition, May also coached the Bloomington (Ind.) Red AAU team, which included current NBA player Sean May.
May and his wife, Anna (Nonte), have three sons, Jack, Charlie and Eli.