September 14, 2001

Jeff Caron Named Assistant Basketball Coach
at Rhode Island College

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College named Jeff Caron as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. Caron will assist Head Coach Mike Kelly with all phases of RIC men’s basketball program including recruiting, scouting, administering practices and game coaching.

Prior to joining the RIC staff, Caron was an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Plymouth State College during the 1999-00 season. His duties included recruiting as well as planning and administering practices.

As an undergraduate, Caron was a four-year letterwinner at Merrimack College. He was a member of the Warriors’ ECAC Championship teams in 1997-98 and 1998-99. As a senior in ’98-99, Caron was the team co-captain, the Northeast-10 Conference’s three-point shooting leader, the Pepsi Invitational MVP and the ECAC Championship MVP. He received the Coaches Award as a junior in 1997-98.

He had an outstanding high school career while at Durfee High School in Fall River Massachusetts where he scored 1,200 points. He was named All-State as a junior in 1992-93 and as a senior in 1993-94. He received the Dave Cowens Award and was named to the Massachusetts Coaches’ Association All-Academic Team as a senior.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Merrimack in 1999. He is single and resides in Fall River.



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