Jared Grasso

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Jared Grasso
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBryant
ConferenceNEC
Record10–20
Biographical details
Born (1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 39)
Syosset, New York
Playing career
1998–2002Quinnipiac
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2003Hofstra (assistant)
2003–2005Hartford (assistant)
2005–2006Quinnipiac (assistant)
2006–2009Fordham (assistant)
2009–2010Fordham (interim HC)
2010–2018Iona (Associate Head Coach)
2018–presentBryant
Head coaching record
Overall10-20

Jared Keith Grasso (born May 11, 1980) is an American college basketball coach, and current head coach of the Bryant Bulldogs men's basketball team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Grasso played four years at Quinnipiac, where he ranks fifth all-time in assists, and fourth all-time in three-point field goals.[2][3] He graduated in 2002 as Quinnipiac's second 1,000-point scorer in its Division I era and was inducted into the university's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014. [4]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduation, Grasso joined the coaching staff at Hofstra, where he was a graduate assistant for the 2002-03 season before moving on to Hartford for a two-year assistant coaching stint. He returned to his alma mater Quinnipiac for a season as an assistant coach before becoming an assistant coach under Dereck Whittenburg at Fordham.[5][6]

When Whittenburg was fired on December 3, 2009, Grasso took over head coaching duties on an interim basis for the Rams for the remainder of the season. At 29 years old Grasso was then the youngest Division 1 coach in the country. [5][7]

Grasso was not retained by Fordham on a full-time basis, and joined Tim Cluess's staff at Iona as an assistant coach. While with the Gaels, the team has appeared in five NCAA tournaments, and has won five MAAC conference tournament titles, along with three MAAC regular season titles.[2]

On April 2, 2018 Grasso was named the 8th head coach in Bryant men's basketball history, and the second in the Division I era, replacing Tim O'Shea.[1]

Grasso led the Bulldogs to one of the nation’s biggest turnarounds. As the Bulldogs were the only team in the nation triple its win total. Grasso was recognized as a finalist for the Joe B. Hall Award as the nation’s top first year head coach.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fordham Rams (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2009–2010)
2009–10 Fordham
Fordham:
Bryant Bulldogs (Northeast Conference) (2018–present)
2018–19 Bryant 10–20 7–11 8th
Bryant: 10–20 (.333) 7–11 (.389)
Total: 10-20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bryant Athletics announces Jared Grasso as next men's basketball head coach". 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Official Website of Iona College Athletics". www.icgaels.com.
  3. ^ "Jared Grasso College Stats - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  4. ^ https://quinnipiacbobcats.com/hof.aspx?hof=50. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b http://www.fordhamsports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=311
  6. ^ "JARED GRASSO NAMED ASSISTANT MEN??S BASKETBALL COACH AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY". Fordham University.
  7. ^ "Fordham fires basketball coach in 7th season".