Chris Vincent
Chris Vincent
Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Vincent comes to Miami Dade College having spent time at every level of college basketball, most recently holding the position of Director of Basketball Operations at Yale University. He was part of the Bulldog staff that upset #5 seed Baylor in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Vincent was able to work under James Jones who was a recipient of multiple coach of the year honors and the 2015-2016 National Mid Major coach of the year – Hugh Durham award.

Over the last four seasons, Yale held a remarkable 42-14 Ivy record. During that stretch, the Bulldogs won two league titles and reached the championship game of the Inaugural Ivy League Tournament in 2017.

In 2015-16, the Bulldogs had the most successful season in the school's history. Yale won 23 games, the most since 1906-07, captured a second straight Ivy League title with a 13-1 record, matching the 1961-62 team for the best in school history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where the Bulldogs upset Baylor in the first round. He was also an assistant coach in the 2018 NABC All-Star Game at the Final Four in San Antonio.

Vincent, a Norwich, Conn. native, came to Yale after serving as the video coordinator at the University of Delaware under Monte Ross. Prior to Delaware, he was an assistant coach in the NEWMAC with the United States Coast Guard Academy where he generated scouting reports, broke down film and organized the recruiting database.

Vincent, earned a degree in sports management from Springfield (Mass.) College in 2013.

Prior to graduation, Vincent served as an undergraduate assistant coach at American International College under Art Luptowski from 2010-12 and was part of a 2010-2011 team that finished 20-9 with a berth in the Division II NCAA Tournament. While at AIC he worked with defensive tendencies as well as the school’s guards during practice, and also assisted in opponent scouting reports. Vincent served as the junior varsity head coach at Southwick-Tolland Regional (Mass.) High School under current American International head coach Andy Burkholder during the 2012-13 season, and also was an assistant coach with the U-17 Connecticut Force AAU program.

In 2012 Vincent served as an assistant video coordinator and assistant to the head coach for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun in 2012 for Mike Thibault, former NBA assistant and the current Washington Mystics head coach and the all-time winningest coach in the WNBA. While with the Sun he broke down opponent’s film and tendencies, conducted individual workouts, and assisted in formulating scouting reports. 

Vincent has also served as a basketball instructor and camp counselor at various colleges throughout the New England area.