Jay Mingrone has joined the UPEI Panthers men’s basketball coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Head coach Tim Kendrick announced the move on Monday.
“We’re just real ecstatic to have him on board,” he said. “He’s a very knowledgeable coach, but it’s the work he does with the players individually that I am really looking forward to.”
Mingrone was an assistant coach with the women’s basketball team last season. He joins the men’s team as an assistant coach, joining Marvin Rhyno, Lonnie States and Scott MacDonald.
The Panthers start full practices on Friday at 4 p.m., at which time the team will be open to tryouts.
“We’re very pleased with the guys we have in camp,” Kendrick said, “after watching them in some workouts.”
The team begins play in the Atlantic University Sport conference on Nov. 7.