Matthew Droney ’17, who was a key member of the program’s first Division III National Championship in 2017 returned to Babson College as an assistant men’s basketball coach in July 2019.
Droney comes to Babson following a successful one-year stint as an assistant men’s basketball coach at fellow NEWMAC member MIT. The Engineers captured their first regular season conference title since 2013 and finished the year at 23-5 overall after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
During his one season in Cambridge, Droney coached three all-conference and all-region selections, served as the program’s recruiting coordinator, and was responsible for scouting opponents.
Prior to MIT, Droney spent the 2017-18 campaign as an assistant coach and assistant facilities director at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. During his time with the Brewers he was involved in both recruiting and player development as the program reached the postseason for the just the fifth time in program history.
Along with his collegiate coach experiences, Droney co-founded and serves as an assist coach for The Basketball Tournament (TBT) squad We Are D3, which made its debut in the summer of 2018.
Droney, who transferred to Babson prior to the 2014-15 campaign from Stonehill College, played a pivotal role in the best three-year run in school history. The Beavers went 83-11 between 2014-17 and reached the Division III Final Four in 2015 and the Sweet 16 in 2016 before going 31-2 on the way to capturing the program’s first national championship in 2017.