Riders add Jarram; Anderson commits future
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders have strengthened their coaching staff by appointing Mark Jarram as Assistant Coach to the senior men's team. Jarram joins Phil Gleadell on the bench in support of Rider's Head Coach Rob Paternostro.
Jarram played basketball at Burleigh Community College from 2002 to 2006, where he was captain of the team and won a total of 7 County championships in 4 years, and was 3 time MVP and 2 time Coach's Player of the year. He was also part of the Leicester Riders Colts Junior Program. He then went on to study and play for University of Worcester from 2006 to 2009, and was Assistant Coach on University of Worcester 2009 BUCS Championship winning Team. Mark graduated in 2009 with a degree in Sports Coaching Science.
Jarram joins the Riders staff having just spent the past three years expanding his coaching as the Assistant Coach at Bard College in New York, an NCAA Division 3 school. This role provided Jarram with many opportunities to coach on elite clinics and showcases throughout the East coast. Before that he was the Director of Basketball at Camp Scatico, NY.
Jarram said, "I'm very humbled to be offered this position and be involved in this growing program. I'm a huge believer in that you never stop learning and being a young coach I'll be making the most of this opportunity to learn as much as possible. I am also looking forward to bringing the knowledge and experience that I've already gained in order to try and help make an impact this year and assist Rob in all areas."
"It's a new level of basketball for me and one that I know will be a huge part of my personal development. It's going to be great working under coach Rob with a different style to what I'm used to and an unarguable passion for winning. I'm very impressed with the group of players that has been assembled this year and excited to work with these guys throughout the season."
Riders have also extended the contract of Great Britain Futures player Jamell Anderson (pictured) for 3 years. The player is in his final year at Loughborough University, and were keen to commit to the player once he has graduated.
Anderson recently competed for England in the inaugural 3 on 3 World Championships in Athens.
Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro said, "Jamell is very important to the Club, and is improving day by day. He has tremendous athletic talent, and is a very hard worker. Whatever I ask him to do gets done, and I truly believe he has a lot more to come, so it is great he has committed to the Club."
Riders General Manager Russell Levenston said, "We are absolutely delighted that Jamell has agreed this contract, because we are extremely keen to support Great Britain players. We would like to believe that Jamell can be a part of the Club for a very long time."