Quinnipiac Basketball Staff Update

The Quinnipiac Men’s Basketball program has announced its staff updates ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 season, as revealed by Head Coach Baker Dunleavy and the Bobcats.

Tahar Sutton will join the Quinnipiac staff as an Assistant Coach, Bradley Jacks has been promoted to Assistant Coach, Jeff Robinson has been named Director of Operations and Nolan Meehan will serve as Graduate Assistant.

“Our program is excited about the updates and additions we’ve made to our coaching staff as we move closer to the 2022-23 season,” Dunleavy said. “This is a hard-working group that has already built strong relationships with our student-athletes both on and off the floor. All four of these individuals will make a positive impact on our team moving forward as we continue to compete for a MAAC championship.”

Tahar Sutton – Assistant Coach

Tahar Sutton heads to the Bobcats after most recently serving as Associate Head Boys Basketball Coach at Imhotep Charter High School in Philadelphia since 2010. He helped guide the Panthers to a Philadelphia Public League Championship seven different times since 2011.

Sutton has also been the Head Coach for Team Final (15U-17U) of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (Nike EYBL) for each of the last six years. While leading Team Final, Sutton successfully scouted and recruited potential top targets for each AAU season.

“Tahar is an experienced coach at the highest level of the EYBL and Philadelphia high school basketball. He has years of success in on-court player development,” Dunleavy said. “He’s overseen the development of a number of current Division I basketball players during his time at Imhotep and with Team Final. Tahar is a winning coach, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our coaching staff.

Sutton worked closely with Head Coach Andre Noble at Imhotep, helping lead the program to become Philadelphia Public League Champions in seven separate seasons (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021). Imhotep was crowned PUAA State Champions six times under Sutton (2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, & 2019). He helped guide the Panthers to a record of 88-9 from 2017-19.

He also served as the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Paul Roberson High School from 2005-2010, helping the team reach the PIAA State Playoffs for the first time in school history during the 2006-07 campaign.

Bradley Jacks – Assistant Coach

Bradley Jacks has been promoted to Assistant Coach heading into the 2022-23 campaign.

Jacks has been with the Bobcats since the 2019-20 season, serving as both Graduate Assistant and Video Coordinator before his promotion to Assistant Coach. He has provided skill development training for student-athletes, has executed video preparation work and has contributed to scouting duties in the past.

“Bradley is ready for this opportunity,” Dunleavy said. “He has served multiple different roles on our staff already, and has built strong relationships with our roster of returning student-athletes. Bradley earns the trust of our group from Day 1 in his new role, and will continue to impact winning in our program.”

Jacks was selected as a participant in the inaugural class for TopConnect Graduate Assistant Leadership Academy (GALA) this past December. Over 115 basketball graduate assistants from around the country applied for one of 22 spots in the initial class.

Prior to joining the Bobcats, Jacks – a native of Fort Washington, Md. – served as an Assistant Coach at Randolph-Macon under Josh Merkel.

During his playing days, Jacks was a three-time captain at Babson. The power forward earned All-Conference honors twice for the Beavers, helping the program capture two NEWMAC Championships (2015, 2016). Babson earned three NCAA Tournament bids (2015, 2016, 2017) during Jacks’ time, including the team’s first-ever national championship in 2017. He averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during his senior season, shooting 52.1 percent from the floor. He recorded 1,107 points during his collegiate career.

Jacks won championships as a player at Gonzaga High School and Babson College, and as a coach at Randolph-Macon.

Jeff Robinson – Director of Operations

Jeff Robinson will take over Director of Operations duties for Quinnipiac. He is an experienced NCAA Division III coach with extensive recruiting success.

He most recently served as Assistant Coach / Director of Recruiting at Worcester Polytech Institute from 2018 – 2022, working in player development, strength and conditioning and scouting.

“Jeff is a winner at the Division I level as both a player and a coach at WPI,” Dunleavy said. “He brings a wealth of experience to our program in recruiting, coaching, skill development, and staff organization. We’re excited to add Jeff to our staff.”

Worcester Polytech went 27-3 in the 2021-22 season, earning a NEWMAC Regular Season and Tournament title. The program reached the Elite Eight under Robinson, and helped recruit three All-NEWMAC Selections – including the D3Hoops.com National Rookie of the Year.

Nolan Meehan – Graduate Assistant

Meehan served as an Assistant Coach at Western Connecticut State starting in July of 2020, and was a team manager at Villanova from 2016-2020.

As a Graduate Student for the Bobcats, Meehan will take an active roll both on and off the floor in the daily lives of QU’s student-athletes.

“Nolan has great experience at both Villanova and Western Connecticut, and will make key contributions to our team in player development, video and day-to-day team management. We’re excited to add his versatility to our staff as we move closer to another season.”

While at Western Connecticut, Meehan created scouting reports and provided basketball strategy through video breakdown, created practice plans, managed team social media, and completed numerous tasks in operations.

He worked with the Director of Operations at Villanova to help in various ways, executing both game-day and non game-day tasks.


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