Chris Vincent has been added to Jay Ladner’s staff at Southern Mississippi as the men’s basketball Video Coordinator.
“What we were looking for was someone who could plug and play, not just technologically, but do multiple things,” Ladner said. “Chris is that guy. He’s been at Delaware and Yale which gives us an extra hand on our business side and those details. He’s also been a recruiter at one of the top junior colleges for one of my good friends, Miami Dade head coach Kevin Ledoux. We are real excited to have someone who brings so much to the table. I think when you’re establishing a program, our vision is to return Southern Miss to national prominence. First thing you have to do is build the right staff. I couldn’t be happier, and I’m thankful for our administration supporting us.”
Vincent comes to Hattiesburg following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Miami Dade College, where he had eight players sign to Division I schools and developed 11 All-Southern Conference performers. The program also saw an eight-win increase during his time.
“I’m ecstatic to join Coach Ladner and the rest of the staff and the Golden Eagle family,” Vincent said. “I was able to meet him two years ago and we formed a great connection. He left a lasting impression on me. When the job opened up, it was a no-brainer to join him and his staff. I’m excited for what the future holds. This program is in good hands and I’m excited to see what comes of it.”
Prior to his South Florida stop, Vincent was in the Ivy League ranks for three years as Yale’s Director of Basketball Operations. The Bulldogs made the 2016 NCAA Tournament where they knocked off No. 3-seed Baylor and finished 23-7 (13-1 in conference play).
He was also the video coordinator at Delaware for the 2014-15 season, assistant head coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 2013-14 and an assistant at American International College from 2010-12. The 2011 squad made the NCAA Tournament and finished 20-9.
Vincent earned his degree in sports management from Springfield College (Mass.) in 2013.