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Saint Peter’s men’s basketball head coach John Dunne has announced the additions of Alex Stone, Chris Mongilia and JK Schneiderman to his coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.
“I am really excited about the staff that we have this year,” said Dunne. “We are fortunate to have a group of coaches with their experience and backgrounds to help our program and we are really excited to start the season.
Stone, who will begin his first season as an assistant coach on Dunne’s staff, comes to Jersey City after serving as an assistant coach for Delaware State last season. Stone helped the Hornets to an 18-18 overall record and a 6-6 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and a berth in the postseason tournament College Basketball Invitational.
Prior to his time in Dover, Del., Stone was the athletic compliance coordinator and men’s basketball academic mentor at Notre Dame from 2012-14. Stone played two seasons at NJIT before finishing his collegiate career at NAIA Xavier in Louisiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in TV broadcast journalism and earned his master’s degree in sports administration/coaching education.
“I’m extremely excited to have an opportunity to be back in my home state coaching at such a great institution,” said Stone. “I would like to thank Coach Dunne and the University for allowing for such a great opportunity.”
Mongilia, who will serve as the director of men’s basketball operations, comes to Saint Peter’s after serving as an assistant coach at Kean for the 2014-15 campaign. He was also a assistant coach for the River Dell High School boys team, including serving as the freshmen boys head coach for two seasons. While at River Dell, he helped start and organize a youth summer basketball camp. Mongilia graduated from William Patterson with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 2013.
“Thank you to Coach Dunne and Saint Peter’s University for providing me with this great opportunity,” said Mongilia. “I am excited to work together with our staff and find ways to contribute in a positive way to both the men’s basketball program and the University.”
Schneiderman, who will serve as the coordinator for basketball operations and video, joins the Saint Peter’s staff after serving as a student manager at Rutgers for three seasons, including holding the title head manager for the 2014-15 campaign. He assisted with basketball operations and with team travel. Schneiderman, who watched Saint Peter’s defeat Rutgers twice as a team manager, graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and sports studies and sports management option.
“I am very thankful to Coach Dunne for this opportunity, and I am very excited to contribute to the success of the program both on and off the court,” said Schneiderman.
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