Jenkins Promoted to Associate Head Basketball Coach at Richmond

Richmond men ‘s basketball has promoted Marcus Jenkins to associate head coach, Chris Mooney announced Tuesday. Jenkins has served as an assistant coach for the Spiders for the past three seasons and was the program’s director of basketball operations for four seasons from 2007 to 2011.

“Marcus has really contributed a lot to Richmond basketball — not just in the last three years but in his four-year stint previously.” said Mooney. “He’s excelled at recruiting, on-the-floor coaching, and developing relationships across campus. I feel like this new role can serve him well and is something that he’s earned.”

Jenkins and Mooney first met at the Air Force Academy in 2000, where Jenkins was a guard on the basketball team and Mooney was an assistant on the coaching staff. “When Marcus was done with his service in the Air Force, I was hoping that I’d be in a position to have him join a staff that I was part of, and it worked out that way,” said Mooney. “His love of basketball was always obvious, and his ability to communicate and teach and relate to people and motivate, I saw that while he was a player at the Academy.”

“I’m truly honored to be promoted by Coach Mooney,” said Jenkins. “I’ve worked with him as a player and coach for over 11 years and he has taught me so much about developing players, creating a positive culture, and running a program. I love Richmond basketball and I’m excited about the direction we’re heading this season.”

Jenkins has helped Richmond to a 22-14 record in the A-10 and a pair of top-five finishes in the conference over the last two seasons. In 2017, Jenkins was on the bench as the Spiders advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT. In his first stint with the Spiders from 2007-11, Richmond made four straight postseason trips and reached the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2011.

Jenkins served as an assistant coach at Princeton for four seasons from 2011-15, where he helped the Tigers to four straight winning seasons and appearances in the CBI in 2012 and 2014.

Following his graduation from the Air Force Academy in 2004, Jenkins served his three-year Air Force commitment in Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont., as a logistics officer. He also worked as an assistant coach at Fairfield (Mont.) High School in 2006-07.

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