Tyler Papadinis named assistant men’s basketball coach at Bowdoin

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BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin College’s athletic department has hired Tyler Papadinis as an assistant coach for the Polar Bear men’s basketball team.

A veteran Division III coach, Papadinis most recently served as the head coach of Rhodes (Tenn.) College from 2018-2020.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Coach Ty to our program,” the men’s basketball head coach said. Alex Lloyd. “He has experience with high-performing student-athletes and basketball programs. His ability to build and maintain relationships on campus and as a recruiter brings a lot to our program and our community. We can’t wait to get started.”

Prior to his two years at Rhodes, where he had an All-Southern Athletic Association draft, Papadinis was the associate head coach at MIT. During his three seasons with the engineers, the program proved to be one of the best in New England, recording 66 wins, two NEWMAC championships and two NCAA tournament trips.

Papadinis made his coaching debut at UMass Boston from 2008 to 2015, earning his master’s degree while serving as an assistant coach for five years before being named associate head coach. In addition to his college coaching experience, Papadinis also has NBA experience as an operations intern for the New York Knicks before taking the job at UMass Boston.

Papadinis holds an MBA from UMass Boston and graduated from Ithaca College in 2007 with a degree in sports management. He replaces Felix Abongowho accepted a position as director of basketball operations at Boston University earlier this summer.

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