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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 2016-17 Roster 2 Season Preview 3 The Coast Guard Academy 4-5 Coast Guard Superintendent 6 Director of Athletics 7 Athletics Facilities 8-9 Strength & Conditioning 10 Staff Directory 11 Coast Guard Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff 13-14 Player Bios 15-17 Recordbook 18 History 19 2016-17 Schedule Back Cover

The 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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CREDITS


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CGA_BEARS MICAH BALDEZ

CGASPORTS.COM 2016-17 NUMERICAL ROSTER

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Name Sean Graytok Adrian Chuquillangui Luke Daniels Bryce Schroeder Micah Baldez Patrick Witkowski Max Lampe Aaron Anthony Justin Kane Jason Frazer Nate Harshany Noah Baldez Nolan Benson

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Yr. Pos. Fr. G Sr. G So. G So. G Jr. G Fr. G Fr. G Fr. F Fr. F Fr. G Fr. F Fr. G/F So. F

Ht. 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-4

Wt. 180 170 165 180 170 190 190 180 190 175 200 175 215

Last School/Hometown Greater Latrobe Senior/Greensburg, Pa. Bishop O’Connell/Manassas, Va. Paintsville/Paintsville, Ky. Vallivue Senior/Caldwell, Idaho Phil-Mont Christian Acad./ Lower Gywnedd, Pa. Avon Old Farms/Melrose, Mass. Gettysburg Area/Gettysburg, Pa. Marion Military/Edgewater, Md. Archbishop Spalding/Arnold, Md. West Haven/West Haven, Conn. Pace/Pace, Fla. Phil-Mont Christian Acad./Lower Gywnedd, Pa. Lexington/Lexington, N.C.

Kevin Jaskiewicz (8th Season) Bob Bono Grant Johnson, Joe Cyr Adrian Chuquillangui and Micah Baldez

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2016-17 SEASON PREVIEW A very young Coast Guard team must replace over 53 points per game of the 77 that the team averaged as the Bears posted ten of more wins last season for the first time in five years finishing 10-14 overall and 4-10 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Coast Guard, which was picked sixth in the NEWMAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, will once again play up tempo and push the ball. The Bears were second in the NEWMAC in scoring (77 ppg.) while also leading the conference in both rebounding (43.2 per game) and offensive rebounds (13 per game) a year ago. Last year, the Bears had three of the top 16 scorers in the conference and three of the top 14 rebounders in the NEWMAC. Junior Micah Baldez and senior Adrian Chuquillangui will serve as captains and return in the backcourt, the only two players on the roster, who have made a collegiate start as the Bears return just five players from last year’s team and add eight freshmen into the mix. Baldez started all 24 games last season and averaged 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and a team-high 3.3 assists per game. Chuquillangui made 14 starts averaging 6.4 percent from 3-point range, which was third best in the NEWMAC and he was second on the team with 36 treys on the season. Sophomore Bryce Schroeder (3.0 ppg.) and Luke Daniels both also return in the Bears backcourt. The return of sophomore Nolan Benson, who missed the final 14 games with an injury last season will be a

year and is the only returner in the front court this season. He scored in double figures twice in the ten games he played in. The Bears add eight freshmen to the roster, a group that head coach Kevin Jaskiewicz, who enters his 8th season is excited about. “The freshmen are skilled and athletic and will all play a different role at some point this season for us and we are excited with the versatile skill package that they bring to our team,” said Jaskiewicz. Four of the freshmen will see time in the Bears back court, Jason Frazer, Sean Graytok, Max Lampe and Patrick Witkowski, Noah Baldez is a swing man, who can play both in the front court and back court. Aaron Anthony, Nate Harshany and Justin Kane will see time in the front court. “Our strength will be the leadership of our returning players and the versatility of the freshmen class. This is a group that can score and create shots for others.” said Jaskiewicz. “They just need to get some experience which they did in the two scrimmages and they now have a better understanding of what it takes to try to win a college game than they did a few weeks ago.” To prepare for the challenging NEWMAC games,

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points in 17 minutes per game. He shot a team-high 40

points, 3.1 rebounds in just 16 minutes per game last

the Bears are happy with the challenging ten nonconference games in the first semester that will prepare them for league play. The Bears open the season at home against Roger Williams and close out the first semester with a trip to the Roanoke Tournament in Virginia before opening conference play on January 4th at home against Wheaton.

much needed lift for the Bears. Benson averaged 5.3

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COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard

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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 25 Intercollegiate sports (12men’s, 10 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class

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REAR ADMIRAL JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT SECOND YEAR

Rear Admiral Rendon assumed the duties of the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 1, 2015. He reported to the Academy after serving as Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command’s executive agent for planning and conducting counter-drug strategy in an area of operations covering more than 105 million square miles. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Rendon served as Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, the Superintendent’s direct representative to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to his first Academy assignment, he served as Director of Staff to the Vice Commandant.

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Rear Admiral Rendon is a surface operations specialist with a diverse list of assignments over his 28 year Coast Guard officer career. He served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief Response, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia. Rear Admiral Rendon is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in Brownsville, Texas; Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational ashore assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida. Rear Admiral Rendon served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House. Rear Admiral Rendon’s personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons. He is authorized to wear the Cutterman’s Insignia and the Boat Forces Operations Insignia. A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.

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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SIXTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his sixth year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas.

programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 23 NCAA sports, he oversaw a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization, the CGA Bear Club, as an annual giving entity to fund athletics “margin of excellence” projects and initiatives.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections.

Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department now conducts an annual women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium), which features prominent national leaders in women’s athletics for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England.

Prior to the Academy Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for two years prior, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%. While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball

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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation during the 1998-99 academic year. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1992-94. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.

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He has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships, established a Faculty Affiliate program, began the annual Celebrate New London football game initiative and was the driving force in the men’s basketball teams appearance in the Armed Forces Classic on ESPNU last season.

Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy.


COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships. ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.

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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Shaakira Hassell

Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her second season at the Coast Guard Academy, was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

She was the tactical strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bragg from 2013-2104 and prior to that the strength and conditioning coach at IMG Academy in Florida from 2011-2013. Hassell began her career as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Georgia Southern during the 2004-2005 academic year before moving onto Valdosta State as graduate assistant for two years. She then served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University from 2007-2011 before taking the position at IMG Academy. Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion Women’s of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team

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ADMINISTRATION

Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Chris Parsons Art Lamoureux Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Jen Meuse Vi Oliver Bruce Cobb Dave Fraboni

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Maura Gillon Jake Ibey Justin Bolton Shaakira Hassell

BASEBALL

Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon

FOOTBALL

Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Chris Strand Dave Ratner Don Miller

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Grant Johnson Joe Cyr

MEN’S CREW Name Bill Randall

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Strength & Conditioning Coach

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617 860-701-6623

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679

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MEN’S TENNIS

Name Matt Nakagawa

Title Head Coach

PISTOL & RIFLE

Phone 808-382-9762

Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach

Phone 860-701-6886

Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

SAILING

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Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis

WOMEN’S CREW

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6594 Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name Bill Randall Jodi Hope

Title Director of Rowing Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679 860-803-4435

Name Mary Heneberry

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6744

WOMEN’S LACROSSE WOMEN’S SOCCER

Name Susan Grant Beth Nakagawa Andrea Giuliano Katie Shveda Anthony Occhialini

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8582 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Mike Bynon Ashley Coyle

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8589 Assistant Coach

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Name Title Phone Name Ray LaForte Head Coach 860-701-6805 Ethan Brown Dave Fraboni Assistant Coach Greg Ahnrud Mike Higbie Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Pat Powers Assistant Coach WRESTLING MEN’S SOCCER Name Name Title Phone Kevin Bratland Chris Parsons Head Coach 860-701-6197 Patrick McCarney Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach

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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8586 Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach

Name Title Phone Donna Koczajowski Head Coach 860-444-8604 Dana Fleischmann Assistant Coach Erin Miller Pitching Coach

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast

SOFTBALL

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8584 Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Offensive Coordinator 860-701-6805 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6595

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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Title Phone Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Associate AD for Compliance 860-701-6197 and Admissions Support Assistant AD for Operations 860-444-8601 Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Media Relations Assistant SWA/Travel Coordinator 860-701-6799 SWA/Director of Club Sports 860-444-8604 Associate Office Manager 860-444-8600 Director of Special Projects 860-444-8344 Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Equipment Manager 860-444-8606 Equipment Manager 860-444-8663


KEVIN JASKIEWICZ HEAD COACH EIGHTHSEASON

KEVIN.W.JASKIEWICZ@USCGA.EDU

Coach Jaskiewicz begins his eighth year as head coach at the Coast Guard Academy after serving as an assistant coach for three years with the Bears. Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the position. He has coached at every level of college basketball, from junior college to Division I, and has been an integral part of some remarkable rebuilding programs. While an assistant at Connecticut College, he helped to recruit and to develop players who went on to earn All New England and All-American honors. In addition, he helped turn the program into a perennial winner. In fact, in his last four years as an assistant, the program was 85-20 and made consecutive trips to the Sweet 16 and an appearance at the Final Four in 1999. In the 1998-99 campaign, the team completed a perfect regular season (24-0) and was ranked number 1 in the nation. In 1999, Coach Jaskiewicz moved to Brown University, and helped coordinate a national recruiting effort that resulted in the greatest four-year period in Brown University Men’s basketball history. The program posted a 63-45 overall record from 20002004, and also produced an Ivy League record of 39-17 in that same time frame, while also producing All Ivy and academic All Ivy players. The 2002-2003 squad finished 12-2 which is the best Ivy league record in Brown history and made an appearance in the NIT. As an assistant at Coast Guard, he was part of the Coast Guard coaching staff for three seasons before becoming head coach. Coast Guard won back-to-back NEWMAC Tournament championships in 2006-’07 and 2007-’08, and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in both those seasons. The Bears won a school-record 24 games, and advanced to the Elite 8 in 2007’08. As head coach, Jaskiewicz has continued his track record of solid recruiting and player development. In the 2010-11 season, Kevin Sowers was voted as NEWMAC Rookie of the Year and in the 2011-12 season, Greg Marshall was named to the All-NEWMAC team. His teams are recognized for their tenacity and their preparation.

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Coach Jaskiewicz earned his B.A. in history from Eastern Connecticut State University and earned his M.S. in curriculum and instruction.

ESPN SIDELINE REPORTER ANDY KATZ COVERING THE BEARS GAME ON ESPNU

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HEAD COACH KEVIN JASKIEWICZ SPEAKS WITH KEVIN CONNORS AND JAY WILLIAMS PRIOR TO THE BEARS GAME ON ESPNU LAST SEASON AS PART OF THE ARMED FORCES CLASSIC IN PUERTO RICO.

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BOB BONO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH 30TH SEASON

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Bob enters his 30th season at the Academy. He is the leader of the Bears nationwide recruiting efforts and through his direct efforts, the Bears have consistently brought in outstanding freshmen classes. Bono was an assistant coach at St. Bernard’s High for 10 years prior to coaching at the Academy, as the Saints won a pair of state titles. Bob has been a three-time selection to coach the Southeastern Connecticut entry in the Nutmeg games. His 1990 team won the gold medal. Bono and his wife of 29 years, Doreen, have four children; Mike, Rob and twin daughters Jaclyn and Lisa.

JOE CYR ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Joe is in his second season as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team. He was an assistant coach at Plainfield High with the boy’s team before arriving at the Academy and is the head coach of the Connecticut Playmakers AAU basketball team in Groton. Cyr was a three-sport athlete at St. Bernard’s High in Uncasville as he played football, basketball and baseball for the Saints. He played basketball at both UConn-Avery Point and Eastern Connecticut State University, where he graduated in 2014 with degree in Communications. He is currently working on his Master’s in Sports Management from Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

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GRANT JOHNSON ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON Johnson begins his third season as a member of the Bears coaching staff. He is a 2008 graduate of the Academy and was a starting guard and captain during his junior and senior seasons in which both teams won the NEWMAC tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament – reaching the Elite Eight his senior season for the first time in school history. Grant, originally from Grayson, Georgia, had 1,137 points during his career, which ranks him 10th all-time at Coast Guard, one of 18 players in Coast Guard history with 1,000 career points. Johnson, who holds the single-season school record with 83 three-point baskets in the 2006-’07 season, is second all-time at the Academy with 244 three-point baskets and third all time with 305 assists as he played in a school-record tying 109 career games. LT Johnson’s first tour after graduation was aboard the CGC CHASE in San Diego, CA, where he served as a Deck Watch Officer, Boarding Officer, and Gunnery Officer. His next assignment was to the Incident Management Division at Sector Jacksonville, FL. In this position he coordinated search and rescue cases, responded to maritime pollution, and lead hurricane evasion and recovery efforts along Florida’s northeast coast. LT Johnson was then selected to attend graduate school at Columbia University in New York, NY, earning a master of arts in Organizational Psychology. He currently serves as the Echo Company Officer for the Corps of Cadets, overseeing Echo Company’s professional and leadership development. Johnson and his wife Cara have two daughters, Eli and Reese.

MAURA GILLON ATHLETIC TRAINER SECOND SEASON

Maura is in her second year as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. She has been an athletic trainer for ten years. Maura came to the Academy from William J. Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Mass. where she provided injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation for varsity and junior varsity athletic teams. Prior to that she was the athletic trainer at The Marvelwood School in Kent, Conn. for five years, and was also a science teacher and residential faculty member. She also spent her summers working for Gamebreaker/Warrior Lacrosse Camps.

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In 2002, Maura graduated from Alfred University with B.S. in Athletic Training. Maura also earned a Master’s of Education in Kinesiology and Physical Education with an emphasis in exercise physiology. While at Maine she worked in the cardiac rehabilitation and wellness department at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in sports management from the United States Sports Academy.

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ADRIAN CHUQUILLANGUI SENIOR - GUARD MANASSAS, VIRGINIA

Adrian made 14 starts and averaged 6.4 points last season. He had a career-high 17 points in the season opener at Roger Williams and had six games scoring in double figures. 2014-15: played in all 25 games and made two starts averaging 3.8 points per game. 2013-14: he saw action in 24 games and averaged 11.8 minutes per game. He had a career-highs with 16 points and five rebounds in win over Clark. He has a career-high five rebounds twice in his career. Adrian is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. BEFORE CGA He played for coach Joe Wootten at Bishop O’Connell High for a team that went 30-7 during his senior season to win the WCAC and earn a national Top 20 ranking and the top ranking in the Washington, DC area ... he had five brothers and sisters ... has two older brothers Mathian and Darian, two younger brothers, Julian and Jaidan and an older sister Jaciana .. son of Frankin and Caryl Chuquillangui. GETTING TO KNOW ADRIAN Adrian’s favorite food is carne asada and his favorite snack food is cinnamon brown sugar pop tarts ... a Boston Celtics fan, his favorite athlete is Gilbert Arenas and his favorite singer is Drake ... Adrian’s favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and his favorite movie is Rush Hour ... He says the greatest coach to ever live is Gregg Popovich and his favorite actress is Mila Kunis. CAREER STATS Year 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 Total

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GP 24 25 23 72

FG/FGA 29-68 24-66 51-132 104-266

FT/FTA 6-6 8-10 9-13 23-29

REB 23 19 22 64

RPG 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9

ASST 12 16 18 46

STL 4 6 18 28

PTS 82 69 147 298

PPG 3.4 2.8 6.4 4.1

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JUNIOR - GUARD LOWER GWYNEDD, PENNSYLVANIA Micah started all 24 games last season and averaged 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and led the team with 78 assists and was second with 27 steals. He had career-high 23 points in a win over Mitchell and posted a career-best 15 rebounds in a win at Emerson. He had two double-doubles and scored in double figures 16 times. He had career-high seven assists in a win over Fisher. 2014-15: appeared in all 25 games and made six starts averaging 14.8 minutes per game. He averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. He is a Civil Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain and team MVP for coach Glenn Dolton at Phil-Mont Christian Academy ... has an older brother Godfrey, who is a 2015 graduate of the Naval Academy and now an Ensign working in Japan ... also has a younger brother Noa, who is a freshman on the team this season ... son of Godfrey and Tish Baldez. GETTING TO KNOW MICAH Micah’s favorite snack food are twizzlers and his favorite TV show is Are You the One? His favorite singer is Meghan Trainor nad his favorite song is Let Me Love You. A Philadelphia 76ers fan, his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan and he lists the greatest coach to ever live as Tony Dungy. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Martin Luther King Jr. CAREER STATS Year 2014/15 2015/16 Total

GP 25 24 49

FG/FGA 24-67 79-216 103-283

FT/FTA 12-18 101-129 113-147

REB 45 106 151

RPG 1.8 4.4 3.1

ASST 21 78 99

STL 11 27 38

PTS 72 283 355

NOLAN BENSON

PPG 2.9 11.8 7.2

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SOPHOMORE - FORWARD LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA Nolan missed the final 14 games last season with an injury. In the first ten games of the season he averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He had a career-high ten points twice and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in a win over Mitchell. Nolan is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Three-year captain for coach Jon Weavil at Lexington Senior High ... was named both team and conference MVP ... Rotary Scholar ... both of his grandfathers were in the military, one in the Coast Guard and the other in the Air Force ... son of Kim Benson. GETTING TO KNOW NOLAN Nolan’s favorite food is steak and his favorite snack food are hot pockets. His favorite TV show is Malcolm in the Middle and his favorite movie is Kicking and Screaming. A Cleveland Cavs fan, his favorite athletes are LeBron James and Cam Newton, his favorite actor is Will Ferrell and his favorite performer is Drake. He lists the greatest coach to ever live as his current head coach Kevin Jaskiewicz and if could meet anyone living or deceased it would be his dad.

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CAREER STATS Year 2015/16 Total

GP 10 10

FG/FGA 17-39 17-39

FT/FTA 19-27 19-27

REB 31 31

RPG 3.1 3.1

ASST 4 4

STL 2 2

PTS 53 53

PPG 5.3 5.3

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LUKE DANIELS

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SOPHOMORE - GUARD PAINTSVILLE, KENTUCKY Luke saw action in 18 games and averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds while handing out 31 assists. He had a career-high ten points twice, grabbed a career best five rebounds in a win over Salve Regina and posted a career-high four assists twice. He is a Management major BEFORE CGA Captain and first team All-region and first team All-area selection for coach Bill Mike Runyon at Paintsville High ... captain and first team All everything on soccer team scoring 37 goals, seventh best in the state as a senior ... also captain and Allstate punter in football and captain and All-area honorable mention in baseball ... Academic All-state in four sports ... his grandfather as a Bronze Star recepietnt in the Army ... has two brothers Lane and Ben, son of Lance, a LT Colonel in the Army and Suzanne Daniels. GETTING TO KNOW LUKE Luke’s favorite food is anything Italian and his favorite snack food are honey buns. His favorite TV show is SportsCenter and his favorite movie is Captain America: Winter Solider. A New England Patriots fan, his favorite athlete is Tom Brady, his favorite actor is Tom Hanks while his favorites singers are Chris Young and Chris Stapleton. He lists his dad as the greatest coach to ever live and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Derek Jeter. CAREER STATS Year 2015/16 Total

GP 18 18

FG/FGA 18-54 18-54

FT/FTA 10-14 10-14

REB 33 33

RPG 1.8 1.8

ASST 31 31

STL 5 5

PTS 50 50

PPG 2.8 2.8

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BRYCE SCHROEDER SOPHOMORE - GUARD CALDWELL, IDAHO

Bryce saw action in all 24 games last season and averaged three points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He had a career-high 15 points vs. Lehman and grabbed a best four rebounds in a win over Maine-Presque Isle. He is a Managment major. BEFORE CGA Captain as a junior at Vallivue High ... played club basketball for Eastern Idaho All-Stars ... also captain of soccer team as a sophomore and member of Idaho Olympic Development program and was nominated to Adidas Phenom Top 150 2014 AllStar team ... his grandfather August Schroder was an Air Force Fighter pilot ... has an older sister Courtney ... son of Brian and Nancy Schroeder. GETTING TO KNOW BRYCE Bryce’s favorite food is BBQ and his favorite snack food is anything healthy. His favorite TV shows are Nacros and American Genius and his favorite movie is 13 Hours. A Golden State Warriors fan, his favorite athlete is Steph Curry, his favorite actress is Sadie Robinson and his favorite singer is Kenny Chesney. He says the greatest coach to ever live is Gregg Popovich and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jesus. CAREER STATS Year 2015/16 Total

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GP 24 24

FG/FGA 28-109 28-109

FT/FTA 8-12 8-12

REB 30 30

RPG 1.3 1.3

ASST 8 8

STL 7 7

PTS 73 73

PPG 3.0 3.0

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Coast Guard Men’s Basketball Record Book 1,000 POINT SCORERS 1. Craig Johnson (‘09) 2. Jeff Prebeck (‘08) 3. Al Sowers (‘08) 4. Mark Harris (‘96) 5. Dave DuBois (’69) 6. Bob Mobley (’79) 7. John Gallagher (’85) 8. Jed Boba (’96) 9. Scott Budka (’88) 10. Grant Johnson (‘08) 11. Larry Zacher (’89) 12. Greg Marshall (‘13) 13. Sam Cheung (’02) 14. Laurie Somers (’63) 15. Kerry McKeever (’99) 16. Pat Shuck (’73) 17. Jon Murphy (’00) 18. Mike Michelson (’91)

1,715 1,614 1,518 1,402 1,361 1,325 1,254 1,229 1,157 1,137 1,084 1,066 1,049 1,029 1,020 1,017 1,011 1,000

TOP TEN CAREER REBOUNDS 1. Mark Harris (’96) 1,134 2. Jeff Prebeck (‘08) 1,114 3. Craig Johnson (‘09) 898 4. Bob Mobley (’79) 801 5. Dan Sheppard (‘06) 747 6. Ken Bicknell (’71) 740 7. Bob Thornton (‘59) 739 8. Pat Shuck (’73) 700 9. Jevon James (‘11) 678 10. Dave Willhite (’75) 673 100 CAREER GAMES PLAYED 1t. Prebeck, Sowers, G. Johnson (‘08) 109 4t. Eric Hudson, Stefan Lewis (‘10) 107 6. Craig Johnson 103 7t. Peter Keel (’97) 102 7t. Joe Morgan (’96) 102 9. Mark Harris (’96) 101 10. Michael Keane (’98) 100 TOP TEN CAREER ASSISTS 1. Al Sowers (‘08) 400 2. Sam Cheung (’02) 321 3. Grant Johnson (‘08) 305 4. Mark True (’86) 277 5. Devonte Weems (‘14) 267 6. Jed Boba (’96) 253 7. Shad Thomas (’98) 250 8. Corey Morrison (’97) 241 8. Pat Ryan (‘88) 241 10. Alex Simonka (’79) 240

100 CAREER THREE-POINTERS 1. Al Sowers (‘08) 266 2. Grant Johnson (‘08) 244 3. Jon Murphy (’00) 235 4. Jed Boba (’96) 212 5. Sam Cheung (’02) 171 6. Jim Hiltz (’03) 142 7. Mike Michelson (’91) 124 8. Stefan Lewis (‘10) 122 9. Greg Marshall (‘13) 114 10. Pat Shaw (’94) 104 11. Shad Thomas (’98) 101 TOP TEN STEALS 1. Jed Boba (‘96) 2. Al Sowers (‘08) 3. Eric Hudson (‘10) 4. Mark Harris (‘96) 5. Sam Cheung (‘02) 6. Devonte Weems (‘14) 7. Joe Morgan (‘96) 8. Mike Michelson (‘91) 9t. Dan Sheppard (‘06) 9t. Jimmy Knudsen (‘13)

100 CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS LIST 1. Jevon James (‘11) 148 2. Kerry McKeever (‘99) 124 3. Mark Harris (‘96) 123 4. Dan Sheppard (‘06) 122

TEAM RECORDS

SINGLE GAME RECORDS Most Points 113 vs. Mitchell (2-19-08) Most 3-pointers 16 vs. WPI (2-15-01) Most Rebounds 63 vs. Vassar (12-4-93) 63 vs. WNEC (2-7-98) SEASON RECORDS Most Wins 24 (2007-08) Most 3-pointers 212 (2007-08) Best FG percentage 49.1 (1977-78) Best FT percentage 76.3 (1989-90)

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

SINGLE GAME RECORDS Most Points 39, Peter Keel vs. Wesleyan (‘96-’97) 39, John Gallagher vs. Trinity (‘85-’86) Most 3-pointers 9, Grant Johnson vs. Babson (2-21-07) Most Rebounds 22, Mark Harris vs. Norwich (1-22-96) Most Assists 14, Randy Brock vs. WCSU (‘75-76) 518, Craig Johnson (2008-’09) 83, Grant Johnson (2006-’07) 344, Jeff Prebeck (2006-’07) 122, Al Sowers (2005-’06)

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SEASON RECORDS Most Points Most 3-pointers Most Rebounds Most Assists

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2015-16 RESULTS --- 10-14 (4-10 NEWMAC)

Date Opponent Nov. 14 @ Roger Williams Nov. 18 Salve Regina Nov. 21 @ Lehman Dec. 2 Mitchell Dec. 5 vs. Fisher @ Conn. College (Camel/Cadet Classic) Dec. 6 Maine-Presque Isle (Camel/Cadet Classic) Dec. 9 Merchant Marine Dec. 29 vs. DePauw (Tampa Bay Shootout) Dec. 30 vs. Trinity (Texas) (Tampa Bay Shootout) Jan. 3 @ Conn. College Jan. 6 @ Wheaton * Jan. 9 @ Emerson * Jan. 13 @ MIT * Jan. 16 Clark * Jan. 20 Springfield * Jan. 24 @ Babson * Jan. 27 WPI * Jan. 30 Wheaton * Feb. 3 @ Clark * Feb. 6 MIT * Feb. 10 Emerson * Feb. 13 @ WPI * Feb. 17 Babson * Feb. 20 @ Springfield *

Result W 86-76 W 98-89 L 76-86 W 97-89 W 92-91 OT W 73-64 W 88-80 L 71-82 L 64-75 L 81-112 L 64-85 W 98-94 OT L 52-70 W 73-64 L 77-88 L 90-100 OT L 58-78 W 78-77 L 74-81 OT L 67-74 OT W 84-76 L 60-69 L 73-80 L 75-81

* NEWMAC game

MEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY NCAA TOURNAMENT 2007/08

ELITE EIGHT

2006/07

FIRST ROUND

RECORDS AND HISTORY

ECAC TOURNAMENT 2005/06

QUARTER-FINALS

1994/95

SEMI-FINALS

1993/94

QUARTER-FINALS

NEWMAC TOURNAMENT Champions 2006/07 2007/08 Semi-Finals 2005/06 2010/11 Appearances 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2008/09 2009/10

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