ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon head men's basketball coach Josh Merkel has announced the addition of Bobby Brackett to his staff as an assistant coach in a position financed by the Hal Nunnally Endowed Fund for men's basketball.
"We are excited to welcome Bobby Brackett to the Randolph-Macon family," Merkel said. "He was an outstanding player that helped impact winning at TCNJ. He has worked and played for some outstanding & well-respected coaches. Our players will benefit from his passion, work ethic and commitment to player development. He will be a relentless recruiter and will be a valuable addition to the Randolph-Macon community. "
Brackett replaces Bradley Jacks, who worked with the Yellow Jackets for the past year as an assistant coach in a position financed by the Hal Nunnally Endowed Fund for men's basketball. Jacks will become a graduate assistant coach at Quinnipiac University. During his two-year assistantship, Jacks will pursue an M.B.A.
For the past two seasons, Brackett was a graduate assistant coach at Wheeling Jesuit University. He assisted in scouting, recruiting, operations and on-court coaching for the Cardinals.
During the 2016-17 academic year, Brackett interned as assistant director of basketball operations at Princeton University. He organized and managed summer camps, broke down film, assisted with recruiting efforts and maintained the recruiting database for the Tigers.
Brackett earned an M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit this past May. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the School of Business at The College of New Jersey in 2017. He minored in Management.
As a freshman and sophomore at TCNJ, Brackett averaged a double-double each season. He started all 25 games during the 2013-14 season and averaged 16.4 points and 13.1 rebounds in earning All-NJAC First Team honors. The following year, Brackett started all 26 games for the Lions and averaged 12.5 points and 11.5 boards. He was All-NJAC Second Team.
After missing his junior season due to injury, Brackett averaged 15.6 points and 10.0 rebounds in 21 games as a senior in 2016-17. He was named All-NJAC First Team and All-District Second Team. Brackett finished his career with 1,063 points and 836 rebounds.