Mount St. Mary’s Basketball Staff Update

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball head coach Donny Lind announces additions to the coaching staff, bringing in VMI assistant coach Keith Chesley and Dave Matturro, one-time director of operations at the Mount and assistant coach at Belmont Abbey.
Along with the new coaches, Jeremy Freeman has been retained for his fifth season with the team. The 2015 Cornell graduate joined the team in 2020-21, serving as Director of Basketball Operations up until last season, when he received promotion to assistant coach. Graduate assistant Andrew Winton will also return for next season.
“I’m so excited to get to work with Keith, Dave, Jeremy, and Andrew.” Head Coach Donny Lind said. “They are first and foremost men of character who model for our players the culture we are trying to develop. I sought to find a coaching staff that puts an emphasis on relationship building, and these men quickly rose to the top of the list. They are extremely hard workers who will work tirelessly to help our players become the best versions of themselves while also recruiting top tier student-athletes that can compete in the MAAC and beyond.”
Chesley was a member of staff under Andrew Wilson at the Virginia Military Institute, serving as assistant coach and defensive coordinator. The Keydets played an up-tempo style with a youthful roster, and ranked 37th nationwide for defensive rebounds per game, crashing the glass an average of 27 times per contest. Before his time at VMI, Chesley made spots at Army West Point, James Madison, Georgia Southern, Stetson, and Florida State. He was an assistant for Army, director of basketball operations for JMU, Georgia Southern, and Stetson, and served as a graduate assistant for FSU.
As a player, he scored 2,119 points for the University of Maine-Augusta, becoming the all-time leading scorer for the program. A four-time Academic All-American with the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, he was named to the Yankee Small College Conference All-Decade Team and earned the organization’s National Student-Athlete of the Year award in 2015. He met his wife Jamie at the college, where she leads the women’s program in points, and earned a spot on the YSCC All-Decade Team along with being an Academic All-American. The couple were inducted together into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2022. He graduated from Maine-Augusta in 2015 and a master’s from Florida State in 2018.
Matturro worked for Belmont Abbey for two years, guiding the Crusaders to a winning record in Conference Carolinas play during that time. Last season, the team fired shots beyond-the-arc at a high pace, finishing 70th among the 286 Division II schools for three pointers per game. The Crusaders also played aggressive ball, drawing trips to the line to rank 77th for free throws made per contest. Before his time in North Carolina, Matturro was in Virginia working for Randolph-Macon from 2015-22. The Yellowjackets are a perennial powerhouse in Division III, culminating in a national championship during his ultimate year.
From 2012-14, he worked at the Mount serving as Director of Basketball Operations under Jamion Christian and alongside Coach Lind. Additional stops include Shenandoah, VCU, Siena, and high schools in Maryland and New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree at St. John Fisher in 2006, following that up with a Masters’ degree at VCU in 2012.
Lind was announced by the university this past April 19 as the 23rd head coach in program history.

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