Tommy Amaker, the Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball, has announced the hiring of Casey Brinn as the team’s director of basketball operations and Michael Sotsky as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Mike and Casey to our program. These two terrific young men have experience in some outstanding organizations, and we know they will make valuable contributions on our own staff here at Harvard,” said Amaker.
Brinn spent last season as the director of basketball operations at Rider University. Brinn has previously worked as a graduate assistant in Chris Collins’ program at Northwestern, where he also earned his master’s degree in Sport Administration.
Early in his career, Brinn served as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Southern Maine and also worked in both the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens organizations. Brinn, who hails from Falmouth, Maine, graduated from Ithaca College in 2008, where he played basketball for two seasons before serving as a student coach as a senior.
Sotsky was promoted to staff assistant on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s staff at Duke last season, following four years as an undergraduate student manager in the program. Sotsky was a senior manager on the Blue Devils 2015 NCAA championship team and was a co-recipient of the Gopal Varadhan Award, presented annually to the most outstanding manager.
Sotsky also served as a manager for USA Basketball’s 2014 World Cup team and completed an internship with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. The Wyckoff, New Jersey native graduated from Duke in 2015, double majoring in History and Public Policy.