Former Drexel standout Frantz Massenat has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at the school. Massenat, a 2014 graduate, returns to Drexel after a nine-year career playing professional basketball in Europe. The announcement was made by Drexel Head Men’s Basketball Coach Zach Spiker.
“Today we added an exceptional person to our staff,” said Spiker. “We added a winner, a champion and someone who knows the process to find success at Drexel. Frantz is Drexel through and through and we are thrilled to be welcoming a family member back home. He will be a great mentor to our players immediately and a great representative not only of our basketball program, but all of Drexel University.”
Massenat played professionally in France last season. He spent the majority of his career in Germany, playing six years for three teams. Massenat also played a season in both Italy and Spain.
Massenat was a four-year starter for the Dragons during his playing days. He started a school record 128 games and scored 1,646 career points, the seventh highest total in school history. The Ewing, N.J. native was an All-CAA performer three times, including two First Team All-CAA selections. Massenat averaged 12.9 points and 4.3 assists during his playing days at Drexel and is fourth on Drexel’s career assist list with 548. Massenat twice led the CAA in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio. In 2011-12, he was tops in the league from long-range, shooting .450 from behind the arc, as the Dragons as the Dragons won a school-record 29 games and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals. He graduated with a degree in communication.
The Dragons are coming off three straight winning seasons and return all five starters from last year’s team. Drexel will begin the 2023-24 season on Nov. 6 against La Salle in the Dragons’ first Big 5 contest.