Marcus Jenkins Joins Men's Basketball Staff
Former Air Force men's basketball player Marcus Jenkins was named director of basketball operations.
June 24, 2007
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Former Air Force men's basketball player Marcus Jenkins has been hired as director of basketball operations at the University of Richmond, head coach Chris Mooney announced.
Jenkins just finished serving a three-year Air Force commitment in Great Falls, Mont. The Lompoc, Calif. native was a senior in 2004 when Air Force was ranked in the Top-25, won the Mountain West Conference, played in the NCAA Tournament and finished the year 22-7.
"Marcus is outstanding addition to our staff," Mooney said. "He excelled as a student-athlete at the Air Force Academy and his knowledge of the game, ability to communicate and leadership qualities will make him invaluable to our program."
Jenkins had a desire to get into coaching and helped out with the team at Fairfield High last season while finishing up his military service. Jenkins was a two-year starter and three-year letterwinner at Cabrillo High in Lompoc, Calif. He was named Los Padres League MVP as a senior.
Jenkins' freshmen year at Air Force was the first year Mooney was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Jenkins earned the Falcon Award as a senior as the individual who sacrifices the most for the betterment of the team.
After graduating from the Air Force Academy, Jenkins fulfilled his military commitment as a Logistics Readiness Officer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont. He was responsible for training personnel, along with the transportation and movement of cargo on the base.
Jenkins replaces Jamal Brunt, who was promoted to assistant coach for the Spiders.
Marcus Jenkins was named director of basketball operations.