Gannon names Kelvin Jefferson men’s hoops coach
Former Division I assistant Kelvin Jefferson will take over as head men’s basketball coach at Gannon, the university announced Tuesday.
Jefferson coached at Old Dominian for 12 years and also held D-I jobs at Colgate, Stony Brook, American and Vermont.
He led the elite prep team at South Kent School (Conn.) for eight years where he coached several future NBA players, including Moe Harkless of St. John’s, Louisville All-American Russ Smith, and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year Nik Stauskas of Michigan.
Jefferson’s other coaching stops include the Division III U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Salem State (Mass.) and Wesleyan (Conn.).
“Gannon offers an excellent opportunity to lead a basketball program that has a history of success at a university that is dedicated to service and faith,” Jefferson said in a release.
He is a Norwalk (Conn.) native and played his college basketball at Southern Connecticut State.
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