Former Mountaineer Joe Mazzulla has taken a job as an assistant coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Mazzulla will leave his job as head coach at Fairmont State University.
Mazzulla had been an assistant coach for Boston’s G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, before leaving to take the head job at Fairmont State. Apparently before leaving for Fairmont State, Mazzulla made a strong impression.
The Celtics are hiring Fairmont (WV) State coach Joe Mazzulla as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN. Mazzulla made a strong impression with Celtics G League staff before returning to college two years ago. He played for John Beilein at WVU.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2019
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens lost a key part of his coaching staff when assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry took a job with the Purdue Boilermakers. Now Stevens found his replacement in Mazzulla.
Mazzulla is from the New England area, born in Johnston, Rhode Island.
While at WVU, Mazzulla helped lead West Virginia to the Final Four. In the Elite Eight game against Kentucky Mazzulla had 17 points. The Kentucky team West Virginia beat included John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Patterson.
Congratulations in the pros, Joe, and Mountaineer Nation will be cheering you on every step of the way.