Nadeau named Assistant Basketball Coach at Old Dominion

Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach Mike Jones announced on Monday the hiring of Ryan Nadeau as an assistant coach.

“Ryan comes to our program with a wealth of experience and knowledge. From his time with Michigan State to his time with the Chicago Bulls, and the last few years at Virginia Tech, Ryan has been a part of winning basketball at the highest levels. His ability and expertise spreads across every facet of a program,” said Jones.

He joins the Monarchs after a six-year stint on the staff at Virginia Tech. In Blacksburg, his responsibilities included: creating scouting reports with individual and opponent film breakdown, assisting in on-campus recruiting, overseeing the student manager program, while implementing and creating the daily basketball calendar. He also took on an increased role  in how players used technology to their advantage in film analysis, schedules, as well as creating specific individual programs for them.

During his tenure in Blacksburg, the Hokies made three NCAA Tournament appearances including a Sweet 16 spot in 2019.

“Ryan hails from the talent-rich Detroit area and his connections there and through the Midwest will be very valuable to our recruiting efforts. Skill development and game preparation are areas that he excels. In terms of establishing a winning culture, it does not get better that Coach Nadeau,” Jones added.

He came to Tech after serving as a Basketball Operations Associate for two years with the Chicago Bulls. With the Bulls, Nadeau worked closely with the coaches, helping with video breakdown, scouting reports and player development by tailoring workouts to specific players.

Nadeau graduated from Michigan State in 2016 with a degree in economics. He was a student manager for the men’s basketball team where he worked closely with video breakdown and assisted the coaching staff with numerous other duties.

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