Airington named Assistant Basketball Coach at Colorado College

Jaylin Airington, who played three seasons under Jeff Conarroe at California State University Bakersfield, has joined his former coach’s inaugural staff at Colorado College as a full-time assistant coach.
“I am so excited that Jaylin has decided to make the jump to coaching and join our staff here at CC,” Conarroe said. “He is an exceptional talent in the basketball world and someone who can make an immediate impact with our student-athletes on and off the floor.”
Airington, who graduated from CSUB in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, helped the ‘Runners earn the school’s first appearance in the National Invitational Tournament and become the first No. 8 seed in NIT history to reach the national semifinal.
“I am thrilled to be back working with Coach Conarroe and to become a part of the Colorado College family,” Airington said. “I’m excited to help build a championship program at CC like we did at CSUB.
“Coach Conarroe’s loyalty, mentality, and compassion helped build me into the man I am today and I believe he will do the same with our current and future student-athletes. I can’t wait to step foot on the beautiful campus of Colorado College and get to work.”
A College Insider Defensive All-American and first-team all-Western Athletic Conference selection as a senior in 2017, Airington displayed an ability to influence the outcome of a game at both ends of the court. He set the CSUB Division I record with 500 points that season and did so while guarding the opposing team’s top offensive threat.
During the first round of WAC Men’s Basketball Championship, Airington became just the 12th player in program history to amass 1,000 career points, accomplishing the feat in just three seasons.
In 2016, Airington helped the ‘Runners win the WAC Championship and earn the school’s first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament.
After completing his career, Airington played three seasons of international basketball in Poland (2017-18), Hungary (2018-19) and Ukraine (2019-20).
In addition to his exploits on the court, Airington has a long-standing history of community service both on and off campus.
A few of his volunteer efforts include the Ronald McDonald House (2014), Toys for Toddler Christmas toy drive (2014), Teen Challenge: Walk to Recovery (2014), Recess with the Runners (2018), Dignity and Adventist Health Toy Drives (2013-2018) and Above All Things Dream Foundation/Youth Foundation (2018-Present).
“What is most important to me is that we add a role model with impeccable character and a purpose driven leader who will demand excellence in every facet of our players’ lives,” Conarroe said. “Not only does Jaylin make our program better, he is an outstanding addition to the Colorado College community.”

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