Siena College has named former Syracuse basketball standout and assistant coach Gerry McNamara as its new head men's basketball coach.

McNamara, 40, has been an assistant with the Orange for the last 15 years under Jim Boeheim and Adrian Autry, and now will take over in Loudonville following the firing of Carmen Maciariello earlier this month. Siena confirmed McNamara's hiring Friday morning.

"I am so honored and excited to lead Siena College as the new head men's basketball coach," McNamara said in a statement. "My family and I can't wait to get started and embrace Siena and the Capital Region."

The new coach will be introduced at a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.m., according to the school.

McNamara was a four-year standout as an SU guard from 2002-06, playing on the Orange's 2003 national championship team as a freshman. He also led the 2005-06 SU squad to the Big East tournament championship, and finished his college career as Syracuse's career leader in 3-pointers with 400. His number 3 is retired at SU.