College Hires Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Steve Enright To Start Immediately

Holden Andrews, Editor in Chief

Bridgewater, VA – Bridgewater College has found a new men’s basketball head coach in former Eagles Assistant Coach Steve Enright. Enright returns to Bridgewater after holding an assistant coaching position with Virginia Military Institute’s basketball program for one season. 

Enright worked as an assistant coach and associate head coach for the Eagle’s basketball program during the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. 

Director of Athletics Curt Kendall said, “He brings good knowledge of the game from his various experiences and is an excellent recruiter who connects with his players.” 

According to VMI’s athletic page, this ability to recruit has served Enright well, as the VMI head basketball coach Dan Earl said, “His most recent assistant coaching position at Bridgewater College has enabled him to make very strong recruiting contacts in Virginia and the surrounding states.”

At the press conference announcing his appointment, Enright said that he is going to recruit players who are talented and have high character. 

He has done this in the past for Bridgewater. According to the Eagles athletics webpage, Enright recruited current senior players Chandler Murray, Davrion Grier and T.J. Turner. 

Enright said that his vision for the program is to make Bridgewater College a better place to play basketball, to mold players into achieving a lifetime of success, and to create a player-run system where each player holds themselves and their teammates accountable. 

Enright was previously an assistant director of gameday operations position at the University of Rhode Island. He also worked as an assistant coach at Pfeiffer University, Mount Ida College and Endicott College. 

Enright is replacing Shawn Postiglione, whom he worked with for three seasons. Postiglione led the Eagles to a record of 12-14 last season beating three nationally ranked teams. In his four year tenure he led the Eagles to one of their first winning campaigns in four years.

In regard to this coming season, Enright said, “I am looking forward to coaching a team that plays a style of basketball that our fans will enjoy, our supporters will enjoy, and our players will enjoy.”

The Eagle’s first conference game is at home on Sat., Nov. 23 against Pfeiffer University, Enright’s former team.