Kean University (NJ) head men’s basketball coach Adam Hutchinson will move into a full-time administrative role in the Cougars athletic department, and will give up his basketball responsibilities.
Hutchinson has been the head coach at Kean for the past two seasons. Before that, he had a brief stop as an assistant at Amherst College (2017-18), and was the head coach at Washington & Lee for 14-seasons before that.
Hutchinson told HoopDirt.com, “I’ve been playing or coaching in Division III since 1989, and I’ve long been aware of the lack of diversity in the coaching ranks. In 2016 I had a professional experience which for me really highlighted the mechanisms that undergird the un-inclusive practices that contribute to that lack of diversity. I’ve spent the years since searching for ways to address these issues, and increasingly concluding that an administrative position may offer an opportunity to contribute more meaningfully to something I think is important. When leadership at Kean approached me about this opportunity, after much internal struggle, I decided to accept and see if I could lend my voice and my efforts in new ways to improve the sport I’ve committed my professional life to.”
An official announcement by the university is expected shortly.