|Position:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
David Jollon is entering his second season with the Stags. A nine-year coaching veteran of the northeast, Jollon came to Fairfield after six seasons as the head coach at Dean College and most recently two years as an assistant coach at Molloy College.
In his first year as an assistant coach at Molloy College, Jollon joined Head Coach Kate Lynch and had an immediate impact on the program, helping the Lions to their first playoff spot and winning conference record in three years. At Molloy, Jollon brought in recruiting classes that consisted of: two top-25 Long Island Goldstar recruits, a Second Team All-State player, and a state champion from Connecticut. At Molloy, he was also in charge of preparing and presenting scouting reports, practice planning, and player development.
Player development became a key field for Jollon and the Lions program, as he helped in the development of Nicole Arnone, who signed a professional contract for the Portlaoise Panthers, a team in Ireland’s top division for women’s professional basketball. He also aided in the development of Kelly Guerriero who was the 2014 Division II National Statistical Champion for 3-pointers per game with 3.5.
Before heading to Molloy, Jollon was the head coach for NJCAA power, Dean College for six seasons. At Dean, he recorded a .610 winning percentage and finished with 85-52 record, finishing with the most victories for any coach in the program’s history. During his tenure at Dean, the Bulldogs qualified for the regional tournament every year. His teams made their name on defense and in his final two seasons they ranked in the top-10 nationally in points allowed per game and field goal percentage.
At Dean, Jollon also recruited and coached 12 All-Region players and one Preseason All-American. During his time at Dean, eight players were able to earn spots NCAA scholarship programs with their development under his tutelage. One of those players, Shelly Monahan finished second in the country in scoring while at Dean and reached the 1000 point plateau in her two years at the college. Monahan transferred to Concordia College and set the record for most points in a game in the Clippers history at 31 while netting 8-of-10 three pointers.
Jollon earned his Bachelors Degree from Thomas Edison State University and resides with his wife Kate in West Haven, Conn.