Fairfield Named David Jollon Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

David Jollon, who previously served as the head coach at Dean College, has been announced as the newest addition to the Fairfield women’s basketball coaching staff. In addition to being the previous head coach at Dean, Jollon recently served as an assistant coach at Molloy College, helping the Lions to their first playoff experience in three years.

“I am honored and thrilled to join the Fairfield family and continue my coaching career under Coach Frager,” Jollon said. “Fairfield is a first-class university with an exceptional group of young and talented women returning to the program. Coach Frager and the rest of his staff are some of the top minds in college basketball. I am looking forward to helping them and the program continue its tradition of success both on the floor and in the classroom.”

“I am very pleased to welcome David to our coaching staff,” Head Coach Joe Frager said. “He brings a wealth of collegiate knowledge as both a player and a coach. He possesses the energy, organizational skill, and basketball insights to be a real asset to our staff and players.”

With nine years of college basketball experience, Jollon most recently served as an assistant coach for the Molloy Lions, helping them to their first playoff experience in three years. At Molloy, he was involved in all aspects of recruiting and signed two top-25 Long Island Goldstar recruits and a Second Team All-State player from Connecticut.

As a coach on the floor, he helped in the development of Nicole Arnone, who recently signed a professional contract for the Portlaoise Panthers, a team in Ireland’s top division for women’s professional basketball. He also aided in the development of Kelly Guerriero who was the 2014 Division II National Statistical Champion for 3-pointers per game with 3.5.

Before heading to Molloy, Jollon was the head coach for Dean College for six years. At Dean, he recorded a .610 winning percentage and 85 wins, the most victories in the program’s history. He also recruited and coached 12 All-Region players and one Preseason All-American. During his stay, the Bulldogs qualified for the regional tournament every year during his reign. His teams made their name on defense, ranking in the top-10 nationally in points allowed per game and field goal percentage during his last two seasons.

As a player, Jollon was a career 41 percent 3-point shooter during his playing days at Dean and Molloy and totaled 827 points as a point guard while dishing out 4.5 assists per contest.

Jollon earned his Bachelors Degree from Thomas Edison State College in 2011.

Jollon replaces former Assistant Coach Gail Strumpf-Cheney, who left the program after the birth of her second child in order to spend more time with her family.

Jollon and the Stags will make their 2015-16 debut on November 13 at home against La Salle.


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