@BonniesMBB Assistant Coach Jeff Massey To Join NJCAA Hall of Fame
St. Bonaventure assistant coach Jeff Massey has been selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He is one of four men -- two former players and two coaches -- chosen to the class of 2014, with the induction slated for later this year.
A native of Elkhart, Ind., Massey played for Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, from 1991-93. Massey led Owens to back-to-back NJCAA Division II national championships, and he was named NJCAA tournament MVP in both seasons. Over his two seasons, the Express went 72-3 and won back-to-back conference championships along with their regional and national titles.
Massey was a two-time All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference two-time player of the year, a two-time All-Region player of the year, and a two-time NJCAA All-America first-team pick. As a freshman, he scored 1,047 points (27.6 per game), the 13th most points in a single season at the NJCAA level.
As a sophomore, Massey averaged 26 points per game. He scored 1,894 points over his two seasons at Owens, which ranks ninth on the NJCAA career scoring list.
After his Owens career, Massey led Xavier to a National Invitation Tournament berth as a junior and the NCAA Tournament as a senior. The Musketeers finished 45-13 over his two years. As a senior, he led the Musketeers in scoring (18.9), steals, free throw percentage and blocked shots.
Following his collegiate career, Massey played professionally in Europe for four years before entering the coaching ranks. After one year as the director of basketball operations at Owens (2004-05), Massey joined head coach Mark Schmidt's staff as an assistant coach at Robert Morris. He has been an assistant at St. Bonaventure since Schmidt was named head coach of the Bonnies in 2007.