Trinity College men’s basketball has announced the hiring of John Zall as the team’s new assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. The Bantams, coached by James Cosgrove, posted a 19-8 record last winter and earned a second straight bid to the NCAA Tournament after reaching the Elite Eight in 2014-15.
Zall arrives at Trinity with over six years of coaching experience at the AAU, high school, NCAA Division III, and NBA levels. Most recently, he served as a member of the Player Development Staff for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. While in Dallas, Zall worked directly with the team during practices with players such as 13-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki and two-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams.
Prior to his stint with the Mavericks, Zall was an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. While at Franklin Pierce, Zall helped guide the Ravens to a 2013-14 NCAA Tournament Appearance and was responsible for a number of daily operations for the team.
Before Franklin Pierce, Zall was the head coach for Northeastern University’s club team where he led the squad to a No. 2 ranking in the Men’s Club Basketball Northeast Rankings. Prior to that, he served as the associate varsity coach for John D. Bryant High School in Boston from 2010-2013, as well as the head coach for the Boston Warriors AAU team from 2010-2012.
Zall has worked and covered summer events including the Bay State Games, where he won a Bronze Medal as the Head Coach in 2012, the Boston Celtics Camp, Elite 75, Nike Camp, Hoop Mountain, Hoop Group and Five Star Basketball camp, among others.
He graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 with bachelor’s degree in sociology.