Boston University head basketball coach Joe Jones has officially hired Mike Quinn as an assistant coach (first mentioned in the Daily Dirt on 7/13), and elevated John Papale to director of basketball operations.
Mike Quinn will join the Boston University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 season after spending the last two years as an assistant at Dartmouth. He previously served as the director of basketball operations at two Atlantic-10 institutions — Fordham in 2014-15 and George Mason the following year.
As the director of operations for the Rams and Patriots, he saw to a myriad of tasks behind the scenes, including film exchange, game preparation and travel arrangements for the teams, as well as overseeing the student managers and the academic support programs.
Prior to making the jump to Division I, he worked as an assistant at Stonehill College (DII) from 2011-14. In his first season with the Skyhawks, he helped guide them to a Northeast-10 tournament title before the squad won the East Regional to advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Among his duties were coordinating the recruitment of student-athletes, scouting opponents and overseeing the strength and conditioning program.
A 2010 graduate of Bentley University with a degree in finance, Quinn stayed on for another year to earn a master’s in financial planning. As a member of the Falcons’ basketball team, he set school records for games started and minutes played in a career while helping lead the team to three NE-10 regular-season championships, one NE-10 tournament title and two Division II Final Four appearances.
A former team captain and two-time team MVP, John Papale (’16) rejoined the Boston University men’s basketball team in August 2017 as a special assistant to his former coach, Joe Jones, and was elevated to the video coordinator position in November 2017. He is now the Director of Basketball Operations for the Terriers.
One of Jones’ first signees at BU, Papale played a critical role in helping the Terriers reach three postseason tournaments and claim the program’s first conference regular season title in a decade. As a senior, the two-time Lou Cohen MVP award recipient averaged 11.9 ppg with 2.6 rpg and a program-high 95 3-pointers to key BU’s run to the second round of the 2016 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. He currently ranks No. 1 all-time at BU in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.36), No. 2 in career treys (287) and tied-for-first in games played (129).