Former Indiana University guard under Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight, Jamal Meeks joined the Monmouth University men's basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations, under fifth year head coach King Rice in 2015-16.
Meeks spent the 15-16 season as the Director of Operations, and was an integral part in Monmouth's success throughout the season. Meeks worked closely with the staff on all aspects of the program's operation, including practice and gameday responsibilities.
Meeks, who played in 129 career games, earning 44 starts over four seasons with the Hoosiers and competed in the 1992 NCAA Final Four, started his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant at Bowling Green University under Dan Dakich before moving on to Butler University as part of Thad Motta’s staff. At both stops, Meeks served as the Director of Recruitment, while his coaching responsibilities included working with post players, game preparation and academics.
“I am very excited to a part of Coach Rice’s staff,” stated Meeks. “We have been friends for a long time and when he offered this position to me he made sure I knew I was here on merit, because I know this game and am good with the kids. I am very excited to be here and get back into college coaching.”
A team co-captain for the Hoosiers, Meeks graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. For the last four years, Meeks has served as a youth coach at the Indiana Basketball Academy, while working in the private sector.
|Position:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Alma Mater:||Indiana (1992)|