OFFICIAL: McSloy takes over as Head Basketball Coach at D3 Drew University

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I first mentioned this move on 6/16 (D3 DIRT)…it’s now been made official. St. Joseph’s (LI) head coach Mike McSloy has taken over at Drew University. Here’s the release from DU:

 Michael McSloy has been selected as the new men’s basketball coach at Drew University, Director of Athletics Christa Racine has announced.

McSloy comes to the Forest from St. Joseph’s University Long Island, where he has served as the head coach of the Golden Eagles for the last three seasons.

The 16th head coach in the 93-year history of Drew men’s basketball, McSloy replaces Darryl Keckler, who accepted a position as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Moravian University last month after 14 years at the helm of the Rangers.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be selected as the next head men’s basketball coach at Drew University,” said McSloy. “I want to thank Christa Racine, the search committee and everyone else at Drew for entrusting me with this amazing opportunity. Drew is a great school in a wonderful location and I can’t wait to get started.” 

“I am excited to welcome Michael to the Ranger family,” said Racine. “He has a proven track record of success as both a coach and a recruiter. I am confident in his ability to lead our student-athletes and help the program build upon its strong foundation.”

McSloy enjoyed an outstanding season at St. Joseph’s this past year, leading his team to a 15-9 mark – the team’s best record in seven years – and the squad’s first Skyline Conference playoff berth in five seasons. In addition, he guided the Golden Eagles to a win over the highest nationally-ranked opponent in team history when they defeated No. 15 Yeshiva University. McSloy also coached one student-athlete to First-Team All-Skyline Conference and Third-Team All-Region honors while another was named both the Skyline Conference and the Region 3 Rookie of the Year. For his efforts, McSloy was honored as the Skyline Conference Co-Coach of the Year.

Prior to his arrival at St. Joseph’s, McSloy served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Gettysburg College for the 2018-19 season. As recruiting coordinator, McSloy garnered commitments from 12 student-athletes from eight different states. He also directed the scouting of all opponents and formulated the program’s off-season training program.

From 2016 to 2018, McSloy was assistant coach of the New York University men’s basketball team and helped develop three All-UAA Players and a conference Rookie of the Year.

Additionally, McSloy held assistant coach positions at Vassar College (2015-16), Connecticut College (2013-15) and SUNY Maritime (2012-13) before working at NYU. At the latter, McSloy played two seasons as a junior and a senior from 2010 to 2012 and earned Second-Team All-Skyline Conference accolades. The Kings Park, N.Y. native spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons at SUNY Oswego and was the 2009 Team Attitude Award winner.  

A 2013 Maritime graduate with a degree in International Trade and Transportation, McSloy has worked with Elite/Exposure Basketball Events & Camps since 2013.

McSloy inherits a team that finished 18-9 last season and reached the Landmark Conference championship game for the third time in the last four years. The Rangers captured the 2020-21 Landmark Conference title and since 2017-18, the team has posted an 85-36 record while making five consecutive appearances in the Landmark Conference playoffs.

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