Bill Coen is in his ninth season on the Boston College basketball staff. After four years as assistant coach, Coen assumed the title and duties of associate head coach in May 2001.
Coen came to Boston College with Al Skinner in April 1997 after spending eight years at the University of Rhode Island -- the first two years as a graduate assistant, before being promoted to full-time status.
As a member of Skinner's staff at Rhode Island, Coen helped guide the Rams to four post-season appearances. The 1992-93 and 1996-97 teams gained NCAA Tournament berths, while the 1991-92 and 1995-96 teams captured NIT bids.
During his tenure at Boston College, Coen has proven to be an adept recruiter, traveling around the country and overseas to attract players. In addition, Coen is active with practice preparation and game coaching duties.
A 1983 graduate of Hamilton (N.Y.) College, Coen played four years for the Continentals. As a senior, he served as team captain and led Hamilton to a national ranking.
After graduation, Coen spent three years working in the computer software industry, before accepting his first coaching position -- at Canajoharie (N.Y.) High School. In his one year as head coach, he led the school to a 19-3 mark.
The following year, Coen returned to his alma mater, and served two seasons as assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach. During his tenure, Hamilton compiled a 38-14 mark.
Coen currently serves on the NABC Assistant Coaches' Committee.
Coen resides in Charlestown.
The Coen File