BREAKING: Jayson Hyman Named Head Basketball Coach at DIII Immaculata University

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Former Immaculata men’s basketball standout Jayson Hyman returns to the Mighty Macs following Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia Canterino’s announcement Thursday that Hyman has been hired as the head men’s basketball coach at Immaculata.

“We are excited to welcome back Jayson Hyman,” Canterino said. “Jayson’s commitment and passion for the game, along with his love of the university is a winning combination. His vision for our basketball program is to build a culture enriched in success on and off the court.  Jayson is a role model for our student-athletes, working just as hard as they do on and off the court.”

Hyman spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at West Chester University, where the Golden Rams played for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship and reached the NCAA Division II Tournament. West Chester players earned the PSAC Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of Year during the 2015-16 season.

“I am humbled to accept the position of head coach of the men’s basketball program at my alma mater,” Hyman said. “I owe so much of my accomplishments to Immaculata, and I am dedicated to putting this program in the best possible position to be successful. I would like to thank John Stafford, Vice President for Student Development & Engagement, Patty Canterino, and the committee for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenges ahead with heightened enthusiasm. Patty Canterino has been a mentor since I was a student at Immaculata, and I am honored she has continued faith in my abilities to lead the men’s basketball program. I look forward to instilling the values that I have developed throughout my experiences learning from Patty Canterino and Damien Blair to continue the success of the program.”

As an assistant, Hyman helped WCU head coach Damien Blair in organizing and running practices, scouting and developing game strategies for upcoming opponents, and assisted in the recruitment of student-athletes. He was also charged with enforcing the team’s discipline and conduct policies, and he assisted in monitoring the academic progress of the men’s basketball team.

Hyman also had duties in team fundraising, developing weight training programs, and serving as the summer camp director.

Prior to West Chester, Hyman spent three seasons (2011-2014) as an assistant coach on the Immaculata University’s women’s basketball staff.  He was previously on the women’s basketball coaching staff during the 2009-10 campaign as a volunteer assistant coach. During his four seasons total with the Immaculata women’s team, the Mighty Macs played for a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) championship once, and reached the conference semifinals twice.

Hyman helped to develop defensive skill strategies, assisted in the preparation and management of practices, scouted opponents, and created individual workout plans to help in player development.

Hyman also has experience as a regional AAU basketball coach with the Mt. Pleasant Bulldogs and working with the Philadelphia 76ers camps as an executive director.

Hyman played for the Mighty Macs for two seasons (2006-08). He helped lead the men’s basketball program to the 2008 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) championship, and its first trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. For his efforts in the conference title game, Hyman was named the PAC Tournament MVP. Hyman was also selected to the Second Team All-PAC for the 2007-08 season.

Hyman finished his two-year Immaculata career having started 48 of the 52 games in which he appeared with 582 points, 360 rebounds, 75 steals, 30 blocked shots and 33 assists. He was also 228-for-536 (.425) from the field and went 123-for-168 (.732) from the free throw line.

Hyman still holds one record at Immaculata and ranks among the career leaders in several categories. He holds the single-game record for rebounds with 16 against Centenary during the 2007-08 season. His 360 career rebounds rank seventh on the Mighty Macs ledger, his 30 blocked shots are ninth on the career list, and he listed 10th in career steals with 75. He also ranks 10th in both career field goals and field goals attempted (228-536), and is sixth in career free throw percentage (.732).

He graduated from Immaculata in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, and he holds his master’s degree in Public Administration from West Chester University in 2016.

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