Spinelli Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
April 14, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College has hired Scott Spinelli as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team, announced today by head coach Jim Christian.
Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. He has coached with Turgeon for the last eight years at Wichita State, Texas A&M and in College Park.
"We are excited to have Scott join our basketball staff here at Boston College," Christian said. "He is an outstanding young coach, a proven recruiter and he has developed strong relationships in the New England area. Scott has had success everywhere he's coached and he has a few important qualities I was looking for: the ability to recruit and coach at a high level, and to develop the student-athletes in our program."
A native of Leominster, Mass., and a graduate of Boston University, Spinelli was instrumental in leading Texas A&M and Maryland to four NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance. In his four seasons at Texas A&M, the Aggies had the best four-year win total in program history.
Spinelli has helped the Terrapins bring in consecutive top-25 recruiting classes. Five of his players are currently playing in the NBA in Gal Mekel (Dallas), Donald Sloan (Indiana), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers) and Alex Len (Phoenix.)
Spinelli first joined Turgeon's staff as an associate head coach at Wichita State in 2006-07. He has served as an associate head coach since the 2005-06 season at Nebraska. He was an assistant coach for two years with the Cornhuskers prior to his promotion. Spinelli was also the associate head coach at Maryland (2011-14) and Texas A&M (2007-11).
Spinelli has also spent time with Loyola-Chicago (2001-03), Philadelphia 76ers (2000-01), Cincinnati Stuff of the IBL (1999-2000), American (1997-99) and Wyoming (1996-97).
His first coaching jobs were as head coach at Milford (NY) Academy (1990-93) and the Winchendon School (1993-96).