|Title:||Head Men's Basketball Coach|
|College:||Johnson State '96|
Matt Mahar recently completed his second season as the Assumption College men's basketball head coach for the 2012-2013 season. Mahar came to Assumption from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as the men's basketball head coach and the assistant athletic director since 2005.
In 2012-2013, Mahar directed the Hounds to a 21-8 record, a second-place finish in the Northeast-10 regular season and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hounds were also ranked as high as No. 13 in the NABC/Division II National Poll.
In his first season with the Greyhounds, Mahar guided the team to a 14-14 overall record and a berth in the Northeast-10 Tournament Quarterfinals after a road upset of Bentley in the first round. The Greyhounds were a perfect 6-0 in overtime, 8-3 at home and won five of their last six regular-season games to qualify for postseason.
During his five-year tenure, the Silverswords compiled a 101-64 overall record that includes wins over Division I opponents Oklahoma, Princeton and Villanova at the Maui Invitational. A two-time Pacific West Conference Coach of the Year, Mahar has guided his team to three PacWest Championships (2006, 2008, 2011) and three berths in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. The winningest coach in Chaminade history, Mahar has coached two All-Americans and five All-Region players during his time in Hawaii.
Prior to taking over as the program's head coach, Mahar served as the assistant coach and sports information director for Chaminade from 2002-2005. In addition, he was also the interim athletic director during the 2005-2006 season, during which the school added three Pacific West Conference sports with men's and women's soccer and women's basketball.
Mahar got his start in college coaching in the Northeast as he served as an assistant coach at Champlain College (Vt.) from 2000-2002, an assistant coach for Division I University of Vermont during the 1997-1998 season and started as an assistant at Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) in 1996-1997.
A 1996 graduate of Johnson State College (Vt.), Mahar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
|College:||Franklin Pierce '02|
Alfonso Payne recently completed his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Greyhounds men's basketball program in 2012-2013. Payne came to Assumption after a four-year playing career and subsequent three-year stretch as an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University. He is involved with scouting, recruiting, player development and other day-to-day operations.
He was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the Ravens and assisted under Coach David Chadbourne (2004-07,) where he was in charge of film exchange, scouting, travel arrangements, and other administrative tasks. The Ravens upset Division I New Hampshire during his tenure.
Payne played both the No. 2 and No. 3 spots for the Ravens from 1998-2002. He capped his collegiate career with a career-best 21 points, as he drained four-of-seven three-pointers to go with seven rebounds in an Northeast-10 Conference playoff game against the College of Saint Rose.
Prior to returning to Franklin Pierce, he worked two years for Dolce & Gabbana in Miami, FL following graduation. He played pro-am league basketball in his spare time in south Florida.
A native of Boston, he received his bachelor's in sports management in 2002. He received an M.B.A. in human resource management also from Franklin Pierce.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
|College:||Keene State '00|
Andrew Papaefthemiou recently completed his second season as an assistant men's basketball coach at Assumption in 2012-2013. He came to Assumption from Lee Academy, where he spent the 2010-2011 season as the men’s basketball head coach and guided the team to 18 wins.
Prior to Lee Academy, Papaefthemiou spent the 2009-2010 season at Division I Providence College as a graduate assistant.
From 2006-2009, he served as an assistant coach for Northeast-10 rival Franklin Pierce University. At Franklin Pierce, he worked with all aspects of the program, including the recruitment of a number of Northeast-10 All-Conference players.
Papaefthemiou started his coaching career at New England College, where he coached from 2003-2006. At NEC, he helped transition a four-win team into a 12-win in one season. He also helped that team earn its first Commonwealth Coast Conference playoff berth in five years. The team posted double-digit wins in both of his final seasons at NEC.
A 2000 graduate of Keene State College, Papaefthemiou graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. In 2006, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from New England College with a Master’s of Science degree in Management/Organizational Leadership.