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Ryan Nadeau Named To Men's Basketball Staff


NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion men's basketball head coach Mike Jones announced on Monday the hiring of Ryan Nadeau and Jamal Robinson as assistant coaches. .
"Ryan comes to our program with a wealth of experience and knowledge. From his time with Michigan State to his time with the Chicago Bulls, and the last few years at Virginia Tech, Ryan has been a part of winning basketball at the highest levels. His ability and expertise spreads across every facet of a program," said Jones.
He joins the Monarchs after a six-year stint on the staff at Virginia Tech. In Blacksburg, his responsibilities included: creating scouting reports with individual and opponent film breakdown, assisting in on-campus recruiting, overseeing the student manager program, while implementing and creating the daily basketball calendar. He also took on an increased role  in how players used technology to their advantage in film analysis, schedules, as well as creating specific individual programs for them.
During his tenure in Blacksburg, the Hokies made three NCAA Tournament appearances including a Sweet 16 spot in 2019.
"Ryan hails from the talent-rich Detroit area and his connections there and through the Midwest will be very valuable to our recruiting efforts. Skill development and game preparation are areas that he excels. In terms of establishing a winning culture, it does not get better that Coach Nadeau," Jones added.
He came to Tech after serving as a Basketball Operations Associate for two years with the Chicago Bulls. With the Bulls, Nadeau worked closely with the coaches, helping with video breakdown, scouting reports and player development by tailoring workouts to specific players.

Nadeau graduated from Michigan State in 2016 with a degree in economics. He was a student manager for the men's basketball team where he worked closely with video breakdown and assisted the coaching staff with numerous other duties.

Jamal Robinson, will be in his third season with the Monarchs, after joining the Old Dominion coaching staff in August of 2022 after two years at LaSalle University.

Robinson, who played for former ODU Head Coach Jeff Jones at the University of Virginia, enjoyed a 13-year professional career that included several teams in the National Basketball Association.

A native of Jamaica, Queens, New York, Robinson joined the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Hampton in 2018.  With the Pirates, they advanced to the Big South Conference finals in 2020 after defeating the top-seeded Radford Highlanders on their home court in the semifinals.
Prior to Hampton he had a successful stint as a developmental skill instructor. For almost a decade, Robinson worked directly with various elite basketball camps, including the Nike Pre-Draft Camp, along with assisting in the development of high school, college and professional basketball players. 

Before that, Robinson enjoyed a massive amount of success as a player for over 13 years playing professionally at the highest levels in the world.

Robinson trained with various NBA teams, including the Portland Trailblazers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards, before ultimately signing a two-year contract with the Miami Heat. He would also play in the CBA, the NBA Developmental League and internationally for over a decade, winning multiple league championships and individual accolades.

As a college player at Virginia, Robinson received ACC All-Tournament Team accolades as a freshman after helping the Cavaliers to the title game. He averaged 16.0 points per game over three contests, totaling 19 points and scoring the game-winning layup in a victory over No. 1 Duke. UVa would make the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 1994 and advance to the Elite Eight of the 1995 NCAA Tournament during his sophomore season.

A graduate of Monsignor McClancy in Queens, Robinson was named First Team All-City by the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and Newsday. Following his senior year, he was selected to play for the U.S. All-Stars in the Capital City High School All-American Game at the University of Maryland's Cole Fieldhouse against the Maryland All-Stars. Robinson became the first Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School alum to ever play in the NBA.
"We are happy to welcome Jamal Robinson back to our Basketball Family. Beyond his ability to bridge the past few seasons with the future, Jamal has a wealth of experience both playing and coaching. His ability to get in the floor with our student-athletes with skill development added to his passion and energy in leading our young men, makes Jamal a perfect compliment to our entire coaching staff. He has embraced the culture of the 757 and we are proud to have him join us in representing our world class University and program."