University of Jamestown head men’s basketball coach Danny Neville announced the hiring of Jake Shipley as the lead assistant for the men’s basketball team.
Shipley spent last season at Dakota Wesleyan as a graduate assistant coach. The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers finished the season 32-5, with a runner up finish at the National Tournament in Branson, MO.
“I am excited about the opportunity Coach Neville has given to me,” Shipley commented, “To be a full time coach is something I’ve always seen myself doing. I look forward to the opportunity and challenge of continuing the success of the Jimmie basketball program.”
In college Shipley played basketball at Briar Cliff University, a GPAC institution, from 2010 to 2013 after graduating from West Marshall High School in State Center, Iowa. While playing with the Chargers, Shipley earned GPAC All-Conference First-Team honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was named GPAC Player-of-the-Year in 2012. He was named an NAIA All-American First-Team member in 2012 and an honorable mention in 2013.
“Jake is a great basketball mind,” says Neville. “He’s always been around great programs, which was very important. I’m excited to add Jake to our staff, he will be a great benefit to the program.”