'Nova's Urgo joins Chambers at PSU

Villanova assistant coach Keith Urgo has been named an assistant coach at Penn State under new coach Pat Chambers.

Urgo spent four years on Jay Wright's staff that included working two years with Chambers.

"I worked with coach Urgo during my time at Villanova," Chambers said. "His energy, enthusiasm and work ethic are second to none. He is a DC guy that understands the high major level and what it takes to achieve success."

A 2002 graduate of Fairfield University, Urgo played varsity basketball and lacrosse for the Stags. He is a native of Washington.

"My wife, Kristy, and I are absolutely thrilled to join coach Chambers and the Penn State family," Urgo said. "We are excited to be a part of such a rich and valued tradition that is Penn State."

Urgo joined the Wildcats in 2007 as the video coordinator, where he served for one season before being moved up to the role of director of basketball operations in 2008. He spent two seasons in that position, including 2008-09, when Villanova reached the NCAA Final Four. In 2010-11, he served as an assistant coach. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament every season while Urgo was on the staff including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008 to go with the 2009 Final Four.

Urgo came to Villanova from the basketball coaching staff at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. From 2004-06, he coached the junior varsity to a 32-7 record and assisted with the national powerhouse varsity.