The Monroe College Express announced on Monday the appointment of Jeremy Thompson as the head coach of the Express women’s basketball program. Thompson joins the Express with over seven years of coaching experience, most recently at the City College of New York (CCNY), where he served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator this past year.
“We are very excited to welcome Jeremy Thompson to our staff as the head women’s’ basketball coach!” Athletic Director Allaire Primiano said. “Jeremy will bring great leadership to the program, both on and off the court. We look forward to having Jeremy continue the growth of the women’s basketball program, while providing an excellent student-athlete experience.”
With the Beavers this past season, Thompson helped coach two City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) All-Stars, en route to a CUNYAC Final Four appearance.
“I want to thank President Marc Jerome and Athletic Directors Luis Melendez and Allaire Primiano for this great opportunity to lead the Monroe Express women’s basketball program,” Thompson said. “Over the last seven years, I have worked hard to prepare myself for this opportunity, and I am ready to hit the ground running as we build a championship culture.”
“I am grateful to have worked under veteran coaches Jamie Angeli, JR Fredette and Courtney Burns,” Thompson said. “They taught me everything from A-Z on building a successful basketball program and at the same time, gave me responsibilities and experiences that allowed me to grow as a coach.”
“I am excited to be a part of the Monroe College family and looking forward to what the future holds,” Thompson said.
Prior to joining CCNY, Thompson coached for one season at Mitchell College in New London, Conn., finishing fourth in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and advancing to the NECC Semifinals.
Previously, Thompson also served as the assistant coach at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn. In Thompson’s one year with the program, the Falcons reached the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) quarterfinals in 2017-16 with two All-GNAC players.
Prior to his stint with the Falcons, Thompson was the head varsity coach for one season at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Conn., coaching two All-Conference athletes during the 2015-16 season.
From 2016-17, Thompson founded and coached the Connecticut Sound AAU program, overseeing multiple girls and boys AAU teams for four years. In 2017, Thompson’s program won a Connecticut State Championship.
In 2014, Thompson also coached the JCC Mid-Westchester Maccabi Games team, winning a silver medal at the international competition.
Thompson also spent two seasons as an AAU girls’ basketball head coach with Connecticut Premier in 2013. As the head coach of the 15U team in 2013-14, Thompson finished second in the state, while in 2014-15, Thompson sent multiple athletes to play at the NCAA and NJCAA level.
Thompson began his women’s basketball coaching career at Staples High School in Westport, Conn., serving as the head freshman coach in 2013-14 and the assistant varsity coach in 2014-15. Thompson coached the freshmen to the No. 1-ranking in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference (FCIAC) among freshman teams in 2014, while the varsity team made the FCIAC playoffs in 2015 under Thompson’s tutelage.
A graduate of Mamaroneck High School, Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in communications and business administration in 2008, and is currently working on his master’s in sports management at Southern New Hampshire University.Juco