Langhurst named Assistant Basketball Coach at Merrimack

Jimmy Langhurst has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Merrimack College as announced on Monday afternoon. Langhurst has spent the last two seasons of this coaching career at Stonehill College.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jimmy to our coaching staff”, said head coach Joe Gallo. “We always talk about how hard it is to win and Jimmy has been a part of a lot of winning in both his playing and coaching careers. He won two conference championships as a player at Robert Morris and then followed that up with four as a coach. I have known Jimmy for a long time. He will bring great energy to our gym everyday and will be a huge asset for our players. I would also like to welcome his wife Caroline and son EJ to our Warrior family.”

Langhurst played an integral role during the Skyhawks Division I transition. He helped Stonehill earn a 10-6 Northeast Conference record their first year in Division I.  

Prior to coaching with the Skyhawks, Langhurst spent four years as the director of operations at his alma mater Robert Morris University. During his time with the Colonials he won the 2020 Northeast Conference championship, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Before heading back to Robert Morris, Langhurst served as an assistant coach at Le Moyne College for three seasons. There he was named an Under Armor 30 Under 30 award recipient from the NABC and tabbed as the number nine ranked Division II Men’s Assistant Coach by With the Dolphins, Langhurst had two 20-win seasons which were both capped off with Division II NCAA tournament appearances. Under his tutelage, the Dolphins went to the 2018 NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Langhurst got this first coaching gig at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the 2014-15 season. He helped the Crimson Hawks earn a national championship bid after finishing the season with a 31-7 record.

A 2010 Robert Morris graduate, Langhurst was a four-year player for the Colonials. He was apart of three 20-win seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and one bid to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). He went on to play professionally in the British Basketball League for the Sheffield Sharks, leading the team and ranking sixth in league scoring after averaging 19.2 points per game. He was named to the All-British honorable mention team.

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