Providence, RI- Brown University Women's Basketball Coach Jean Marie Burr has recently announced the addition of Jonathan Parsons to her staff. Parsons joins the Bears from the University of New Haven, where he spent a year as a Volunteer Assistant Coach while also serving as the Graduate Assistant for NCAA Compliance and Student Development.
"I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to join Coach Burr's staff here at Brown and help the Bears continue the drive for a 7th Ivy League Championship," said Parsons. "I'd like to thank both Debbie Chin (New Haven's Director of Athletics) and Jessica Smith for a great year full of learning and new experiences at New Haven."
In his time at UNH, Parsons helped guide the women's basketball program to a record of 16-13 (10-12 NE-10) and its first ever Northeast-10 play-off berth and quarterfinal appearance. Parsons duties included, but were not limited to on-campus recruiting, scouting opponents, evaluating prospective student-athletes, directing basketball clinics, and coordinating the online film exchange.
Prior to New Haven, Parsons spent four years at Sacred Heart University with the Pioneers Men's Basketball Program. He was the head student manager during that time under Head Coach Dave Bike. He coordinated film exchange for three seasons, assisted in ticket operations and team meals. He also served as an Assistant Director of the Nike/SHU Men's Basketball Summer Camp for two years. He has also worked women's basketball camps at both Sacred Heart and Saint Francis University.
Additionally, Parsons has coaching experience with the Connecticut Breeze (now the Connecticut Premier) AAU 16 and under girls basketball program where he was an assistant for two summers. He helped lead the program to two AAU National Championship appearances (2007, 2008). He assisted in the development of both guard and post players, helping place players in programs such as the University of Hartford, Saint Joseph's University, and Assumption College.
A native of Stoughton, MA, he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Sport Management and Finance from Sacred Heart in 2008, and his Master's of Science degree in Management of Sport Industries from New Haven in 2009.