|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
Trinity College men's basketball has announced that Mark Eells has been hired as an assistant coach beginning in 2019-20. Eells, a 2015 graduate of the University of Connecticut, is coming off a one-year coaching stint at the University of New Haven. Eells helped the Chargers to a second-place finish in the Northeast-10 Conference, a 21-10 overall record and its first Division II NCAA appearance since 2013 last winter. During his one year at New Haven, he helped with on-court instruction, working specifically with the centers and forwards during breakdown sessions. Prior to New Haven, Eells spent the 2018 summer working with the Connecticut Basketball Club as an AAU coach. He was responsible for planning and executing weekly practices, working with position-specific players during development sessions, and worked as an assistant coach during the NE-6 Skills Combine. At the University of Connecticut, Eells worked with both the men's and women's programs as a practice player during training sessions. From 2013-2014, he participated with the practice squad on a daily basis; from 2014-2015, he was on an all-men's practice team, working with the National Championship women's basketball program. A Connecticut native, Eells played through high school, serving as team captain for RHAM High School in 2010. He graduated from UConn in 2015 with his Bachelor of Science degree in economics.