Jean Bain enters his eighth season
at New Hampshire as an assistant coach under head coach Bill
Herrion. In his time with the Wildcats he has distinguished himself
as a dedicated recruiter and in-game coach. One of his primary
duties is off- and on-campus recruiting. He is also involved
heavily in scouting reports and game preparations for UNH
opponents, as well as video breakdowns of games and practices.
On the practice floor, he works closely with the team’s perimeter players and has seen the fruits of his labor come full circle through the careers of Tyrone Conley and Alvin Abreu (Lynn). Conley picked up America East Second-Team honors as a senior after earning conference All-Rookie status in 2008. As for Abreu, he was a two-time member of the America East All-Conference Second Team, and wrapped up his Wildcat career ranked third all-time in scoring (1,583).
Prior to his stint at UNH, Bain was an assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. There he was in charge of tracking the progress of student-athletes, the recruitment of qualified prospects, film exchange and fundraising. He served as the Assistant Director of the WPI Summer Basketball Camp. While at WPI, Bain helped guide the regular season champion Engineers to a record of 24-4. The Engineers were tournament champions of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) and made an appearance in the Division III Sweet Sixteen.
A 2002 graduate of Northeastern University, Bain played under current Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart and current Kansas State head coach Frank Martin. While playing at Northeastern, Bain was selected as the America East Rookie of the Year in 1999. In 2002 he was named an America East All-Conference guard and team MVP. He was also a two-year captain.
Bain is an active member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), as well as the Black Coaches Association (BCA).