Jimmy Fenerty Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Temple

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After four years away from North Broad Street, Jimmy Fenerty returns to the Temple men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach under Aaron McKie, announced the new head coach on Thursday. Fenerty spent two years with the Owls as a graduate manager from 2013-15.

“I am thrilled to have Jimmy Fenerty join the Temple Basketball staff,” said McKie.  “During his previous time here at Temple I saw a future star in the coaching ranks.  He has a great basketball mind and is one of the hardest workers I have been around.  He will be a great addition to our program.”

Since leaving Temple, Fenerty has spent four years as an assistant coach for Lafayette men’s basketball under head coach Fran O’Hanlon.   At Lafayette, he served as the recruiting coordinator for the Leopards and was the lead recruiter for nine members of the 2019-20 team.  He also recruited and mentored 2018 Patriot League Rookie of the Year Alex Petrie and 2019 third team all-Patriot performer Justin Jaworski.

“I want to thank Coach McKie for this incredible opportunity to come back to Temple and be a part of his staff,” said Fenerty.  “I truly loved my two years working with the program and I am excited for what I feel is a bright future for Temple Basketball.”

While at Temple, Fenerty helped to design offseason individual workouts and assisted with recruiting endeavors. Additionally, he organized the team camp and oversaw the daily operations of the program as a whole. He earned his master’s degree from Temple in 2015 in educational leadership.

Fenerty, the son of Hall of Fame Germantown Academy coach Jim Fenerty, was a member of the Dickinson College men’s basketball team that posted a school record 21 wins his senior year, won the Centennial Conference Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

While an undergraduate, the Warrington, Pa. native worked as a counselor at various summer basketball camps, including Temple, Hoop Group, Rutgers, Lafayette, Dickinson and Germantown Academy. Fenerty graduated from Dickinson in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in policy management. 


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