Former team manager Chad Vincent has been named as Director of Operations for the Stetson men’s basketball team, head coach Corey Williams announced today.
Vincent, a 2016 Stetson graduate, spent the previous three seasons with the Hatters as lead team manager. He replaces Frank Popieski, who left in late July for a position at Alcorn State.
“For this position we couldn’t have hired anyone that has more passion for our school and our basketball program,” Williams said. “Chad was really instrumental in our success over the last three years. Once the job came open Chad was the only person I had in mind.”
In his new role, Vincent will handle team travel and serve as director of Stetson Basketball Camps. He will also assist in practice planning. He will manage film exchange, assist in practice planning and be in charge of the student managers.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity that Coach Williams has given me, especially at my age,” Vincent said. “I got the call in late July and I couldn’t say no. I’m looking forward to working with Coach Williams in a different scope. I’m excited for the season.”
Vincent has extensive experience coaching on the AAU circuit, serving as the director and head coach of the Connecticut Force 16U and 18U teams. He also spent one season coaching the Rhode Island Breakers 15U squad. He has also worked as a counselor at the Kevin Ollie Basketball Camp, Connecticut College Camp and numerous high school camps.
A native of Norwich, Conn., Vincent’s brother, Chris, is the Director of Basketball Operations at Yale. Their father, Pete, has been a high school basketball coach for over 25 years.