Echevarria Named Assistant Coach at Nichols College

Nichols College men’s basketball head coach has announced the addition Marcos Echevarria ’19 as an assistant coach.

The most decorated student-athlete in Nichols College history, Echevarria finished his illustrious career No. 16 all-time in scoring in Division III history (2,519) and third in three-pointers (479). As a senior in 2018-19, he helped the Bison advance to the ‘Elite 8’ for the first time in program history, averaging 20.3 ppg to go with 3.9 apg and 1.8 spg. The Lynn, Massachusetts native was named to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) First Team for the third-consecutive season and was a All-America Second Team selection.

“Marcos helped take this program to heights never before seen at Nichols,” said Linton. “He’s one of the greatest scorers in the history of college basketball. We’re glad to have him back with the program to not only help mentor our younger student-athletes, but to serve as a bridge between myself and the returners.”

A Jostens Trophy finalist, Echevarria – a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District pick – closed his career at Nichols having banged in a three-pointer in an NCAA-record 105 consecutive games, dating back to his freshman campaign. He is the college’s all-time leader in points, games played (112), free throws (512), and steals (223). Following the 2018-19 season, he was named to the All-Northeast Region First Team for the third time in his career (2017, 2018, 2019) and invited to participate in the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) Division III College All-Star Game, which took place in March at the Final Four in Fort Wayne, Ind. In that contest, he played 25 minutes and filled the stat sheet with six rebounds, four assists, three points, and one steal for the West in a 104-101 win.

The Bison – who advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time in program history last season – open the 2019-20 campaign on Friday, November 15 with a contest against Eastern Connecticut State at the WPI Tournament in Worcester.