HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth men’s basketball coach Paul Cormier today announced the hiring of Jean Bain as his top assistant coach for the 2012-13 season. Bain comes to Hanover after serving seven years as an assistant at in-state rival New Hampshire.

At UNH, Bain distinguished himself as a recruiter and in-game coach. Working closely with the perimeter players, he mentored Tyrone Conley to all-rookie status and then America East Second-Team honors in his senior year, as well as two-time all-league second-team performer Alvin Abreu.

Bain began his coaching career at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, tracking the progress of student-athletes, the recruitment of prospects, fundraising and film exchange. With his help, WPI finished the season 24-4, won the league and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen. In addition, he served as the assistant director of the WPI Summer Basketball Camp.

A 2002 graduate of Northeastern University, Bain played under current Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart and current South Carolina head coach Frank Martin. While playing for the Huskies, he was chosen as the America East Rookie of the Year in 1999. The two-year captain was also named an All-America East guard and team MVP as a senior. For his career, Bain scored 974 points (9.5 ppg), handed out 320 assists and grabbed exactly 200 rebounds.

"Jean brings terrific experience and energy to our program," said head coach Paul Cormier. "He is known in the college ranks as an outstanding recruiter, who works very hard in every aspect of the game, just as he did as a standout player at Northeastern. We are thrilled and very fortunate to have someone with Jean’s experience to fill this role."