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Jere Quinn

Career Facts: Jere Quinn

  • Coach Quinn was nominated to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018 and has been re-nominated several times since. 
  • Over his forty-four years as a Head Coach at St. Thomas More School, Jere Quinn has finished all forty-four seasons with a winning record. 
  • Coach Quinn has recruited over 650 students to play basketball at St. Thomas More School and has helped place the majority of these alumni on intercollegiate teams. It would be a challenge to find anyone in the history of the game who recruited and/or placed more student-athletes on college basketball teams. Fair estimates state he has helped over 450 athletes receive scholarships to attend college.
  • In the current Division 1 conference alignment, Coach Quinn has placed one of his players in all 32 of the 32 Division 1 conferences across the United States.
  • Alumni have played professionally in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Canada. Coach has had 15 alumni play in the NBA, many alumni compete in the NBA developmental leagues and currently has over a forty alumni playing professionally around the world and the G league. Over the years, there have been at least 100 players who have competed professionally around the world.
  • Coach Quinn is a member of the New England Hall of Fame, had his 1991-92 New England Prep Championship team (31-1) inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, and is inducted to the 2018 CCSU Hall of Fame as a former player.
  • Coach Quinn won his 1,000th career victory on Wednesday, January 18 2018 at Worcester Academy. He has accumulated over 1100 wins–which equates to a little above 25 wins per season. 
  • Coach Quinn has won five New England Championships and reached the finals 16 other times. His team won the National Prep School Championship in 2011 and has reached the finals on two other occasions and the final four on three and elite eight twice.
  • Coach Quinn has coached several Parade Magazine All-Americans, several National and Regional Michael Jordan All Americans. He has also coached a McDonald’s All American, several Connecticut Gatorade Players of the Year, and has been a volunteer coach at several national All-American games and regional competitions.
  • Coach Quinn has been the founder and Director of the St. Thomas More Basketball camp which started in 1989. Entering his 34th year of camp, there have been over 6,000 boys and girls who have participated in the 2 separate weeks of camp held annually on the St. Thomas More campus
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