Strothers joins Bridgewater State Basketball Staff

A former standout at Division II Merrimack College, Aaron Strothers joined the Bridgewater State coaching staff.

Strothers was a four-year player at Merrimack, appearing in 108 career games at forward for the Warriors. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, helping his teams to a 70-44 record on his career including two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances (2009, 2010). Strothers is a member of Merrimack’s 1,000-point and 500-rebound club, amassing 1,099 points and 553 rebounds in his career. He put forth his most productive scoring season as a senior, averaging 13.5 points per game.

In 2013, Strothers was a member of the Cape Verde National Team for a summer. Following that, he played professionally for a season for Escazu Basketball in Costa Rica, where he also became involved in youth clinics in the area.

Since his playing days, Strothers has served in a variety of volunteer and coaching rules in the southeastern Massachusetts community. Most recently, he was the head seventh grade boys coach for the Bay State Jaguars AAU team, while also assisting the fifth grade girls squad. He also volunteers in basketball roles at the Boys & Girls Club of Wareham and with the Wareham Junior Basketball Association.

Strothers graduated from Merrimack in 2012 and holds his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration.

Prior to joining the Bears’ coaching staff, Aaron served as an assistant coach at UMass Dartmouth from 2017 to 2022. The Corsairs posted an overall record of 81-40 (.669) during his five seasons on the staff, and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the 2022 NCAA Division III Tournament.

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