RADFORD, Va. (AP) _ Byron Samuels, twice an assistant to predecessor Ron Bradley, was hired Monday as head basketball coach at Radford University.

Bradley, the coach for 11 years, left in March to accept a job as Sherman Dillard's top assistant at James Madison.

Samuels, head coach at Hampton from 1995-97, has been an assistant at Tennessee, Washington State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Tulsa and Western Carolina.

He served as Bradley's assistant during the 1991-92 season before moving to Tennessee. Samuels returned to Bradley's staff last fall.