Jack Dignan has been named the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Alfred State. Dignan joins Alfred State after spending the past two years as an assistant coach at Colby College.
Director of Athletics, Jason Doviak, is excited for Jack to join the staff. “Jack is a great addition to our staff and will fit right in with our current athletic department philosophy. His coaching and playing experience, along with his educational background, have prepared him well for this position. Jack’s enthusiasm and dedication to his student-athletes were apparent during the interview process and our program will benefit greatly from his developmental approach.”
“I want to thank President Mauro, Jason Doviak, Taylor Button, and the rest of the search committee for the opportunity to become the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Alfred State,” stated Dignan.
During his time at Colby, Dignan assisted with recruitment, practice and game preparation, and skill development. Dignan helped the program reach the 2021-2022 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) playoffs, advancing to the Quarterfinals. He was pivotal in their growth, helping the program finish overall #1 in the NESCAC 3-point field-goals made.
Prior to joining the staff at Colby College, Dignan spent two seasons as the assistant coach for Clarkson University. He recruited the 5th ranked player in the country for assist/turnover ratio while also developing a Top 20 All-Time player in points scored during his time at Clarkson. Dignan also spent two years at Sarah Lawrence College where he helped advance the programs overall team record and was imperative in the recruitment of Omar Jamaleddine, who broke the single season scoring record twice. Jamaleddine continues his career professionally, just recently signing a contract with Beirut.
A graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Communication Studies, Dignan was a four-year standout as both a student and as an athlete. A team captain, starting point guard, and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Dignan achieved Dean’s List honors on three occasions and was on the SUNYAC All-Academic team for three years.
“I am extremely excited to join the Alfred State community,” stated Dignan, “and I am really looking forward to getting to campus and helping our student athletes achieve their goals.”
Jack will begin his duties at Alfred State on August 18th.