July 8, 2009

Eric Eaton Named Amongst Top Mid-Major Assistant Coaches

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Eric Eaton has earned an honorable mention on the CollegeInsider.com Top 25 Mid-Major Assistants list, the website recently announced. Eaton enters his third year at Quinnipiac, having helped the Bobcats reach the Northeast Conference Tournament Semifinals last season.

"Eric is one of the bright, young coaches in college basketball," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Tom Moore. "He has been a huge addition to our staff here at Quinnipiac and has been invaluable in helping us establish ourselves as one of the emerging programs in the Northeast Conference. He will no doubt be an excellent head coach in the future."

Eaton was the Northeast Conference's lone representative on the list, which included the top 25 and just nine honorable mentions. CollegeInsider.com classifies "mid-majors" as "teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit League, Sun Belt, West Coast."