Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball coach Guy Rancourt has announced the hiring of Nolan Meehan in the position of assistant coach, replacing Cooper Tinsley who has moved on to Fordham University.
Meehan departs the Villanova men’s basketball program after being under Jay Wright’s tutelage since 2017. In that span Meehan was part of three Big East Regular Season and Tournament Championships and went to three NCAA Tournaments: 1 Sweet 16, 1 Final Four, and 1 National Championship. Meehan also served under current Division I head coaches Baker Dunleavy (Quinnipiac) and Ashley Howard (LaSalle). On the court he helped develop multiple All-Americans and 11 players who have transitioned professionally to the NBA, G-League, and abroad. The Avon, Ohio native had an overall record of 118-25 with the Wildcats.
“I couldn’t be happier to add someone of Nolan’s ability to our staff,” says WestConn head coach Guy Rancourt. “Coach Wright strongly believes Nolan will help our players develop and keep WestConn performing at a championship level.”
Meehan joins a staff that includes veteran assistant coach Jamie Procino and academic coordinator Ken Reed. He will be involved in all day-to-day operations, team travel, recruiting, and game preparation. With Meehan’s addition, 11 players returning from last season’s Little East Conference Championship, and a talented incoming recruiting class enrolled, WestConn is viewed as one of the top Division III programs in the nation next season.