Vassar College men’s basketball head coach BJ Dunne appointed a new assistant coach, bringing on Michael McSloy to the coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.
“I am excited to join the men’s basketball program and the Vassar College community,” said McSloy. “I look forward to coaching and recruiting such great student-athletes. Coach Dunne’s passion and enthusiasm is what drew me to Vassar, and I can’t wait to get started.”
McSloy comes to the Hudson Valley after two successful seasons as an assistant at Connecticut College in New London, CT. As a member of the Camel’s coaching staff, McSloy helped coordinate recruiting schedules, while also scouting film on top opposition that Connecticut College played routinely in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Before his tenure at CC, McSloy was an assistant coach at his alma mater of SUNY Maritime for one season. While at Maritime, McSloy assisted with film exchange, secured commitments from many New York area schools and developed relationships with his fellow basketball alumni. McSloy earned his bachelors of science in international trade and transportation from Maritime in September of 2013.
McSloy has also been very active on the camp scene, working events at Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Amherst College, NYU and Holy Cross.
An accomplished player in college, McSloy was named a All-Skyline Second Team guard during the 2011-12 season, as he finished 25th nationally in scoring. During that campaign, he was also first in the Skyline Conference in free throw percentage and minutes played, and was also a senior captain and member of the Maritime Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Prior to his two seasons at Maritime, McSloy was a member of the SUNY Oswego basketball team.
“I’m excited to have Mike join the Vassar family,” said Dunne. “His work ethic, passion and energy will make him a valuable asset to not only our program but Vassar College. With his experience of recruiting at a high academic institution, I have no doubt that he’ll hit the ground running.”
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