Shawn Postiglione is entering his fifth season as the head men’s basketball coach at Bridgewater College.
A young Eagles squad had a winning season in 2017-18, going 14-12 overall. Freshman Dimetri Chambers was an All-ODAC selection while earning both state and conference Rookie of the Year accolades.
Postiglione brought eight years of experience as a Division I and III assistant, and over the past five seasons as a Division III assistant his teams compiled a winning percentage of 77.5 and claimed three conference championships.
Before taking over at Bridgewater, Postiglione had just completed his first year as an assistant at ODAC rival Randolph-Macon College. The Yellow Jackets achieved a #1 national ranking during the season, won the ODAC championship, and reached the NCAA Elite Eight.
R-MC would ultimately go 28-3 in 2014-15, matching the program record for victories in a season. After a 3-2 start, the Yellow Jackets won 25 consecutive games, a school record. R-MC went 16-0 in ODAC contests and became the first school in conference history to go undefeated during the regular season and win the conference tournament. Nathan Davis, head coach of Randolph-Macon, was named ODAC Coach of the Year and recently accepted the head coaching job at Division I Bucknell University- a 2013 NCAA tournament participant.
Postigilione's duties at Randolph-Macon included recruiting nationally and establishing new recruiting efforts in several states; facilitating the production of daily practice plans and game strategy; generating comprehensive scouting reports and video edits for game opponents; and leading various drills during practice.
Postiglione was an assistant coach at Christopher Newport University for four seasons from 2010-11 through 2013-14. The Captains compiled an 82-29 record over that time, achieving USA South championships and NCAA tournament bids in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
At CNU, he orchestrated all aspects of the program's national recruiting; the program earned 12 All-Conference selections over that time period. He ran individual workouts for both guards and post players, analyzed game film, coordinated academic support, and administered the team's travel and budgeting.
After interning with the Wagner College men's and women's basketball teams in the summer of 2007 and serving one year as a men's student assistant, Postiglione became an assistant coach for his alma mater's Division I program in 2008. He spent two seasons in that role, with Wagner reaching the Northeast Conference (NEC) quarterfinals in 2008-09. The Seahawks were 23-8 and played in the NEC semifinals in Postiglione's year as a student assistant (2007-08).
Postiglione attended both Lafayette and New York University before graduating summa cum laude from Wagner in 2008. After completing his undergraduate degree in three years while being named to the Dean's List every semester, he earned his MBA from Wagner in December 2009.