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Former Quinnipiac women’s basketball assistant coach Mountain MacGillivray to be named La Salle head coach


Philadelphia native Mountain MacGillivray is headed home.

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball associate head coach is expected to be named the new head coach at La Salle College, according to Mel Greenberg of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


MacGillivray has called Hamden home for the last nine years, sitting next to Quinnipiac head coach Tricia Fabbri on the sideline of Lender Court.

The former assistant at the University of New Hampshire for two seasons and the University of Vermont for one season, only has head coaching experience at the high school level with Archbishop Carroll High School. He lead Archbishop Carroll to three Philadelphia Catholic Championships (2003, 2004, 2007), before joining New Hampshire and then Quinnipiac.

The Bobcats have sustained a level of unprecedented success under Fabbri and MacGillivray. Quinnipiac has won three NCAA Tournament games in the last two seasons. MacGillivray has seen his teams win their conference title four times (one Northeast Conference title and three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships).

In his nine seasons with Quinnipiac, the Bobcats have a combined record of 212-86 (.711 winning percentage).

Now MacGillivray will have the chance to guide his own program at La Salle.

The Explorers finished the season 8-22 overall and 3-13 in conference play this past season. La Salle was bounced in the first round of the Atlantic-10 tournament with a loss to George Washington.

The team has had a losing record three of the last four seasons.

Former La Salle head coach Jeff Williams’ contract was not renewed after this year. He spent eight years at the helm of the Explorers. The news of Williams leaving was announced March 2, and now on April 21 La Salle has found its new leader.

MacGillivray knows the Philadelphia area well, and has been praised for his recruiting during his time at Quinnipiac.

La Salle is expected to make the official announcement Saturday.

Stay with the Q30 Sports team for more details.

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Bryan Schwartz is the sports director of Q30 Television. He is a senior journalism major at Quinnipiac University, originally from Stamford, Conn. He also works at WFAN and CBS Sports Radio in New York City. Schwartz previously served as the executive producer of Bobcat Breakdown, as well as a beat reporter for Quinnipiac men's and women's basketball. Bryan has also interned with WTNH News 8, the New Britain Bees and the Danbury Westerners.   You can follow Bryan on Twitter here:

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