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.
JUSTIN BRADLEY Assistant Coach
Justin Bradley was originally hired in the summer of 2015 as an assistant coach, and returned to Hanover in 2018 following a two-year stint at Williams College.
Bradley helped the Ephs advance to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2017 and finish both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons ranked fifth in the country. He was involved in all aspects of the recruiting process and assisted in game preparation and strategy while overseeing the player development for perimeter players. Three players earned All-NESCAC honors during his time at Williams, including 2018 Player of the Year and second-team All-American James Heskett. This past May, Bradley was listed as an honoree on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Under Armour 30-Under-30, which recognizes up-and-coming young coaches in men’s college basketball.
During his first turn with the Big Green in 2015-16, Bradley helped recruit the current junior class, which includes starters Brendan Barry and Will Emery. His responsibilities with the team featured skill development of shooting guards and small forwards as well as producing scouting reports on opponents.
JOHN ANDRZEJEK Assistant Coach
Andrzejek begins his first season with the Big Green in 2018-19 after enjoying a terrific season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays finished the season with a record of 24-5, winning the Centennial Conference regular season and tournament crowns. The team was ranked 12th in the coaches' poll — its highest ranking ever — and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. His recruiting efforts also landed six players who were admitted via early decision.
In 2016-17, Andrzejek was the director of basketball operations at the University of San Francisco, which went 20-13 for the program's second-most wins in a season in over 30 years and was crowned as the most improved program in Division I by KenPom.com. Among his duties were managing the program budget, team travel and player schedules, overseeing study halls and organizing all community outreach programs as part of the university's Jesuit mission.
While completing his undergraduate degree in philosophy in just two and a half years from Columbia in 2013, Andrzejek served as the Lions' team manager during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns before being hired as the director of basketball operations in July of 2014. In his second season in that role, Columbia racked up the most wins (25) in program history en route to claiming the CIT championship.
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.