The College of the Holy Cross has named Dave Metzendorf its new director of men’s basketball operations, as announced by head coach Bill Carmody. Metzendorf’s primary responsibilities will include serving as the team’s travel and video coordinator, in addition to assisting with recruiting efforts, summer camps and day-to-day office duties.
Metzendorf comes to Holy Cross after spending the previous three years on the staff at Cornell University. He served as an assistant coach for the Big Red for the last two seasons and was instrumental in the school’s recruiting efforts, after spending the 2013-2014 campaign as a special assistant to the head coach. During the 2015-2016 season, Metzendorf coached Cornell’s backcourt, which included two of the Ivy League’s top three scorers in Matt Morgan (18.9 PPG) and Robert Hatter (17.1 PPG), with Morgan breaking the Ivy League single-season record for points scored by a freshman.
In 2014-2015, Metzendorf helped Cornell to an 11-game improvement over the previous year, the biggest turnaround in the program’s history. The Big Red also ranked among the top defensive teams in the nation, leading the Ivy League and standing 18th in Division I in field goal percentage defense. During the 2013-2014 season, Metzendorf was responsible for numerous behind-the-scenes tasks for Cornell, including acting as film coordinator and handling team travel.
Metzendorf earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Ithaca College in 2013, and his master’s degree in education from Virginia Commonwealth in 2015. During his time as an undergraduate, he served as a student manager at Cornell for one year and as a student assistant for two seasons.