Quinnipiac’s Dunleavy resigns, joins ‘Nova staff
Quinnipiac head coach Baker Dunleavy stepped down from his position Thursday morning to become Villanova’s basic supervisor of basketball.Dunleavy had actually been the head coach of the Bobcats for six seasons.”After a period of post-season reflection, I have decided to step down from my position as Head Guys’s Basketball Coach,”Dunleavy stated.”Chrissi, our four ladies, and I would like to thank the Quinnipiac neighborhood, specifically the amazing staff and players that have actually worked so tirelessly these past 6 seasons. We feel it is time for us to take a step out of training into a brand-new amazing chance for our household. The University and the State of Connecticut will always hold an unique location in our hearts and a part of us will always be Bobcats. “Shortly after Dunleavy’s resignation announcement, Villanova announced it was producing a new position in the athletic department– general manager of basketball– and employing Dunleavy to fill the role.Dunleavy played under Jay Wright at Villanova prior to spending 7 seasons as an assistant coach for
the Wildcats.In his brand-new function, Dunleavy will support men’s basketball coach Kyle Neptune and females’s basketball coach Denise Dillon with name,
image and similarity offers, the transfer portal, marketing and fundraising.” The remarkable modifications in college basketball over the previous numerous years have brought brand-new challenges and required us to jointly believe in a different way,”Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said.” I think the creation of the GM role, especially with Baker at the helm, positions Villanova well competitively for the future. It will permit Villanova to be even more forward-thinking and bring an innovative and skilled perspective to the ever-evolving college basketball landscape. Most of all, Baker is a fantastic person and a fantastic Villanovan. We’re thrilled to welcome him, Chrissi and their four daughters back to Villanova.”In his 6 seasons at Quinnipiac, Dunleavy went 86-93 total and 53-59 in MAAC play. He guided the Bobcats to two top-three finishes in the league and was coming off his best season at the school, with Quinnipiac finishing 20-12 overall and 11-9 in the league this past season.Dunleavy will be changed at Quinnipiac by assistant coach Tom Pecora, who joined the program in 2017. He invested nine seasons as the head coach at Hofstra and 5 seasons as the head coach at Fordham.