Ed Conroy Biography – The Citadel Bulldogs Head Coach

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Ed Conroy Biography

Ed Conroy returned as a head coach for The Citadel in 2022. Image Source: Social Media.

Ed Conroy is a renowned basketball coach who currently serves the men’s college basketball team, The Citadel Bulldogs. Having served multiple teams as an assistant coach, Conroy got the role of the head coach in 2006. This is Ed’s second stint with The Citadel, a military college featuring in the NCAA Division I.

The coach started his career with another NCAA team NC State Wolfpack in 1990 as an assistant coach and has been active since. He also led Citadel to their first 20-win in more than thirty years in the 2008-09 season.

With the growing popularity of NCAA basketball, many are wondering about the personal details of the coach. So, let’s discuss more about his family, career, and net worth in this article.

Ed’s Cousin Was Abused

Ed was born Edward S. Conroy on February 17, 1967, to American parents. The details of his father and mother have not been disclosed. However, he was the first cousin of famous writer Pat Conroy. Pat wrote a book about his abusive father and terrorized mother which led to their family being dysfunctional and traumatized.

It did not directly impact Ed’s upbringing, but seeing his cousins getting beaten up and belittled by their father, Donald Conroy had to be pretty hard for the coach. After a series of books showcasing the abuse of The Citadel and Donald, Pat was treated harshly by the military college and even his family. It was Ed’s coaching antics that finally helped Pat get welcomed back to the college.

After reading the book, Ed Conroy’s uncle, Don, called it fiction. But then he started attending Ed’s games and also took him out to eat on weekends. There was a renewed sense of change in the military man who had terrorized his entire family.

After reading the book about his cousin’s experiences at The Citadel, Ed decided to go to college despite knowing his identity would cause him problems. He trained and became a good player and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Furthermore, Ed Conroy’s brother, Duffy Conroy, attended Saint Ambrose University in Iowa, where he also played basketball. Duffy is currently the assistant coach at The University of Tulsa.

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Ed Conroy Net Worth And Career

With a coaching career stretching over three decades, Conroy certainly has amassed a significant amount of fortune from his profession. From an assistant coach to the head coach, his journey has been fruitful. So, Ed Conroy’s net worth primarily consists of his earnings as a basketball coach.

After ending his playing career at The Citadel in 1989, Ed worked as an assistant coach for six different teams from 1990 to 2006. He first joined the NC state before getting jobs in Tulsa, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, etc., men’s basketball teams. In between that, he also worked as the head coach for Tulane Green Wave.

Here’s a table of the teams Ed has coached:

Season Team Position
1990-93 NC State Wolfpack Assistant Coach
1997-2000 Francis Marion Patriots Head Coach
2006-2010 The Citadel Bulldogs Head Coach
2010-16 Tulane Green Wave Head Coach
2022-Present The Citadel Bulldogs Head Coach

Table Source: Wikipedia

As mentioned earlier, the collegiate coach also had a head coach stint with The Citadels from 2006 to 2010. He rejoined the university in 2022 and signed a five-year-long contract that runs through April 30, 2027. Furthermore, Ed Conroy’s starting base salary is $225K per year, and it will increase to $250K in 2024 and $275K in 2026.

Hence, looking at his earnings, one can assume that Ed Conroy’s net worth is massive. Gary Gygax is another celebrity with massive income.

Happily Married With Three Children

Ed is happily married to his beautiful spouse Ginny Conroy, aka Virginia Conroy. The pair haven’t revealed when they got married but seem to be enjoying marital bliss. Moreover, Ed Conroy’s wife, Ginny, leads a private life away from the media.

The couple has three children together, two sons and a daughter. Ed Conroy’s children are Riley Conroy, Hunt Conroy, and Hannah Conroy.


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Ed Conroy’s son, Riley, was born on February 25, 1996, in New Orleans and is currently working as the assistant coach for the Southeastern Louisiana University. On the other hand, his second son, Hunt, played basketball for the University of Minnesota. In addition, he is now a graduate assistant at Vanderbilt University.

Meanwhile, Ed Conroy’s daughter, Hannah, is currently studying at Clemson University. She is the youngest child of the coach.

Ed and his family must be living a happy and blissful life together. His coaching career has been an inspiration for many new coaches. Let’s hope Ed’s coaching profession goes smoothly and he will lead his team to win many titles in the future.

Trivia And Facts

  • Ed has more than 4K Twitter followers.
  • He was named the 2009 SoCon Coach of the Year.