Thursday, November 4, 2010

MIT Basketball Announces Additions to Coaching Staff

In addition to many new faces on the team this year, the Engineers are also welcoming two new assistant coaches to the program.

Rob DiBernardo joins the Engineers for his first year at the collegiate level. Prior to MIT, DiBernardo spent the last 12 years coaching at The Cambridge School and Central Catholic High School (MA). He brings a wealth of experience working with young players and a tremendous track record of succes with him. For a full bio on Coach DiBernardo, visit the official MIT athletics site here.

In addition to DiBernardo, MIT welcomes back Bill Johnson for his sixth year with the program, overall, and his first year as a coach. Bill returned for his final year of eligibility last season, after missing a year due to injury, and was rewarded by being just the 23rd player in MIT history to eclipse the 1000 career point plateau. Bill also places highly on many other individual charts in the MIT Basketball Record Book, including having the 3rd highest single game scoring performance in school history (40 points). However, Coach Johnson's is most proud of being the only MIT basketball player to ever be a part of three 20 win seasons (2005-06, 2008-09, and 2009-10), with all three of those seasons either tying or breaking the MIT single-season win mark. For a full bio on Coach Johnson vist the official MIT athletics site here. In addition to coaching with the MIT basketball staff, Coach Johnson works at a local start-up company.