DAVID MCLAUGHLIN Head Coach
Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on April 25, 2016 that David McLaughlin was hired as the 28th head coach of the Big Green men’s basketball program.
“It is my great pleasure to bring David on board as our men’s basketball coach,” Sheehy said. “He brings a wealth of experience along with great passion for the game. He is a strong tactician with a terrific history of developing players. I could not be more excited looking to the future for Dartmouth men’s basketball.”
McLaughlin comes to Dartmouth after serving three years as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Northeastern University, during which time the Huskies posted a combined record of 52-48. In 2014-15, he helped guide the Huskies to a 23-12 overall record and a regular season co-championship in the Colonial Athletic Association, as well as the CAA Tournament Championship to secure the school’s first bid to the NCAA Tournament in 24 years.
PETE HUTCHINS Assistant Coach
Hutchins comes to Dartmouth for his first season in 2016-17 after serving as the head coach at New Hampton School — where he went to school — in New Hampton, New Hampshire, for the previous nine years. In 2015-16, he was named the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) AAA Coach of the year after leading the Huskies to a 21-8 record, and twice he led New Hampton to the NEPSAC AAA Championship game (2011 and ’14).
Six of his players went on to play in the Ivy League, and two others were eventually selected in the NBA Draft — Noah Vonleh (ninth overall in 2014) and Olivier Hanlan (42nd overall in 2015). His former players were represented at 13 different Division I institutions in 2015-16, including Kansas, Notre Dame, Gonzaga and Syracuse.
Prior to his tenure at New Hampton School, Hutchins spent the 2006-07 school year as an assistant coach at Williams College under Dave Paulsen, currently the head coach at George Mason. That Eph team won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, and the players Hutchins helped recruit for the class of 2011 eventually played in consecutive Division III Final Fours and a national championship game.
MIKE QUINN Assistant Coach
Quinn has two seasons of Division I experience under his belt, acting as the director of basketball operations at two Atlantic-10 institutions — Fordham in 2014-15 and George Mason this past year. As the director of operations, he saw to a myriad of tasks behind the scenes, including film exchange, game preparation and travel arrangements for the team as well as overseeing the student managers and the academic support programs.
Quinn’s familiarity with Big Green head coach David McLaughlin dates back to his three years as an assistant for him at Stonehill College from 2011-14. In his first season with the Skyhawks, he helped guide them to a Northeast-10 Conference Tournament championship before the squad won the East Regional to advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Among his duties were coordinating the recruitment of student-athletes, scouting opponents and overseeing the strength and conditioning program.
A 2010 graduate of Bentley University with a degree in finance, Quinn stayed on for another year to earn a master’s in financial planning. As a member of the Falcons basketball team, he set school records for games started and minutes played in a career while helping the team to three NE-10 regular-season championships, one NE-10 Tournament championship and two Division II Final Four appearances.
JABARI TROTTER Assistant Coach
The hiring of Trotter is a homecoming for the 2012 Dartmouth graduate with a degree in sociology. A combo guard for the Big Green, he played in the second-most games in program history (112), starting 80 contests, and averaged 6.9 points while converting 102 three-point attempts, 14th on the Dartmouth career list.
After graduation, Trotter traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to play professional basketball with the Dublin Thunder BC while coaching the KUBS U17 girls basketball team and the Lady Haroldites of the Ireland Division II Women’s League. He also enrolled in the Dublin Business School, from which he received a master’s in business management practice in 2014.
Upon returning to the United States, Trotter was hired at his post-graduate school, Phillips Exeter Academy, as an admissions office intern and assistant for the boys’ basketball team. This past year, Trotter returned to the Division I ranks as the director of basketball operations for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, which finished second in the Patriot League with a 13-5 conference record.
BEN DAVIS Director of Basketball Operations
Dartmouth men’s basketball head coach David McLaughlin announced the hiring of Ben Davis as his director of basketball operations for the 2017-18 season. Davis, a 2006 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, was once an assistant under McLaughlin at Division II Stonehill College.
“Our program is very fortunate to have Ben join us for the upcoming season,” McLaughlin said. “I have known Ben for over 10 years, and he is a person of high character, intrinsically motivated, a true team player and will value building relationships with our players. Ben gave up a tremendous amount having built a successful program at Mount Ida, and I know his previous experiences will help us as we work to continue to build the Dartmouth basketball program on all levels.”
Most recently, Davis served as the head coach for Division III Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts the last four years. He helped the Mustangs improve their record every year at the helm, culminating in a program-record 12 wins in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference last season. Mount Ida posted an overall record of 17-10 and recorded its first GNAC postseason win in school history as well, leading to Davis’ selection as the GNAC Coach of the Year. The team set school records for scoring (80.4 ppg), field goal percentage (.443), 3-point percentage (.365) and most 3-pointers made (215). The Mustangs also qualified for the conference tournament the previous two seasons, and Davis finished his tenure with a 41-63 record.