|Position:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
Mitch Buonaguro serves as an assistant coach for the Fairfield University men's basketball program, his second stint as a member of the Stags basketball staff.
Buonaguro returned to Fairfield University, where he served as head coach of the Stags’ basketball team for six seasons. He led Fairfield to two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships and subsequent NCAA Tournament appearances. Under his guidance in 1985-86, Fairfield posted a 24-7 overall record and captured the MAAC regular season and tournament titles en route to an NCAA Tournament game against the University of Illinois. One year later, he brought the Stags to a second straight MAAC Championship and a berth to meet eventual national champion Indiana University in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
He came to Fairfield University after serving as an assistant coach at Villanova University for eight seasons, including the Wildcats’ 1984-85 National Championship team. Buonaguro, who started his coaching career at Boston College – his alma mater – as an assistant coach from 1975-77, joined Rollie Massimino’s Villanova staff for the 1977-78 campaign and stayed through the championship season. He left Villanova to accept the head coaching position at Fairfield, where he stayed through the 1990-91 campaign. After Fairfield, Buonaguro joined the coaching staffs as an assistant at Texas A&M (1991-96), Cleveland State (1996-2003), UNC-Greensboro (2003-2005), and Siena (2005-10).
Buonaguro returned to the head coaching ranks when he took over the position at Siena for three seasons beginning in 2010-11. After leaving Siena, he became a television analyst for MAAC basketball.