"I am extremely excited to have Paris join our Milwaukee Panther family," head coach Pat Baldwin said. "Paris provides extensive experience recruiting and coaching high-caliber student-athletes throughout the Midwest. Paris' recruiting prowess and versatility as a coach will be a great asset to the Milwaukee Panther program."
Parham, a Chicago native, is closing in on 20 years in the coaching profession and comes to Milwaukee following five seasons as an assistant coach at Illinois. While a member of John Groce's Fighting Illini staff, the squad averaged 19 victories per year and made postseason appearances three times, winning nearly 100 games (95-75).
Parham arrived at Illinois after five years as an assistant at Illinois State. ISU won 104 games during Parham's tenure on former head coach Tim Jankovich's staff. The Redbirds recorded four 20-plus win seasons in five years, advancing to the NIT four times and the Missouri Valley Tournament championship game on three occasions.
Parham spent the previous three years in Chicago, serving one season as head coach at Morgan Park (2007) and two seasons as head coach at Phillips Academy (2005-06). He was the Chicago Public League's Red-Central Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading Phillips to an undefeated conference record. During this time, Parham also coached with the AAU program Full Package and assisted at the Chicago Bulls Training Academy.
Prior to his coaching stops at the high school level, Parham served for three seasons as an assistant coach at Maryland-Eastern Shore (2002-04). He entered the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Minnesota State (formerly Mankato State), serving as a graduate assistant (1996) before spending five seasons as an assistant coach (1997-2001).
Parham's collegiate playing career included two years each at Lincoln College (1992-93) and Minnesota State (1994-95). At Lincoln, Parham was a two-year team captain and set the school's single-season assist record. Parham completed his career at Minnesota State with 556 points in 54 games (10.3 ppg). He led the team in assists in consecutive years, with his 5.2 average ranking eighth on the Mavericks' all-time single season assists list. He also still holds the school record for career steals average at 1.9 spg. Parham earned All-North Central Conference (NCC) honorable mention honors as a senior in 1995 and also was named the league's co-most improved player.
Parham earned two degrees from Minnesota State, a bachelor's in business administration in 1995 and a master's in education administration in 2000. He and his wife, Keisha, have two sons, Paris Jr. and Kai.
“I am proud to welcome Terrance and his family back home and to the Milwaukee Panther family,” head coach Pat Baldwin said. “Terrance has great knowledge and understanding of the Milwaukee and Wisconsin high school basketball landscape, which is the base of our recruiting efforts. Terrance is a very good role model for our young men and will help develop them on and off the court.”
McGee joins the Panthers following six seasons as an assistant at Southern Illinois University. While with the Saluki’s, he played a key role to the team’s rise to 22 victories in 2016 and has proven himself as a strong recruiter in the St. Louis area, helping develop all-conference SIU guards Desmar Jackson and Anthony Beane Jr.
Prior to Southern, McGee served two seasons as an assistant coach at Grand Valley State University, during which time the Lakers compiled a 33-21 record, including a 19-8 mark and third-place finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2011.
A 6-foot-2 guard who played collegiately for two seasons at Missouri State (2001-03), McGee averaged 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists his senior year and earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and All-Defensive Team honors.
Prior to MSU, he spent two years at Kirkwood Community College (1999-2001). After his college career, McGee played professionally overseas for seven years.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis., McGee earned his undergraduate degree in hospitality and restaurant administration at MSU and was working toward a Master's Degree at Grand Valley.
“I am very fortunate to have Pat join our Panther family,” UWM head coach Pat Baldwin said. “Pat is an extremely hard-working and loyal coach who dedicates himself to basketball. I have seen his work ethic firsthand and know he will give everything he has to the Panther program. Pat will attack recruiting and work to put us in prime position with student-athletes at all levels.”
Monaghan joins Baldwin at UWM following six seasons at Minnesota State University. In addition to being an assistant coach, Monaghan was also the recruiting coordinator for the Mavericks.
While working under six-time league coach of the year Matt Margenthaler, Monaghan helped the Mavericks - one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation – to NCAA Tournament appearances four times and also to a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles. He has also helped guide over a dozen players to All-NSIC honors in his tenure.
The team tied the school record with 28 wins in 2012-13 and topped that with a 30-5 mark in 2013-14. The Mavs won 20 or more games each of his final five campaigns.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Monaghan came to Minnesota State from Loyola University Chicago where he served as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations in his first stint with Baldwin.
Prior to his time in Chicago, Monaghan was an assistant coach at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan., for two seasons. While at Coffeyville, he helped guide the Ravens to a 24-8 record in 2008-09, including a Jayhawk East Conference Championship.
He also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Wayne State College (Neb.).
Monaghan began his playing career in 2002 at Harper Community College before transferring to Lewis University where he played for the Flyers from 2004-06.