Former Cougar assistant replaces Hakim Hibbert

by Gary Adornato

Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School has hired Trevor Quinn as the school’s new boys’ basketball coach, athletic director Mike Naunton announced on Monday.

Naunton, who will soon be transitioning into a new position as Special Assistant to Mount Carmel President Lawrence Callahan, said the school informed former coach Hakim Hibbert, who has led the Cougars for the last three seasons of the change last week. Quinn was an assistant to former Cougars coach Tom Rose during the 2014-15 season and has several years of experience as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the NCAA Division I level.

Among his D1 stops, Quinn was on the staff at Florida State from 2005 to June of 2007 under Coach Leonard Hamilton. He then moved on to Jacksonville University where he was the Director of Basketball Operations for the 2007-08 season. He also spent six years as an assistant to Coach Cliff Warren at Jacksonville, until Warren left to become an assistant at the University of Maryland.

“It was immediately after his time at Jacksonville that Coach Quinn spent a year here at our school, helping the team reach its first ever MIAA A conference championship game and our first ever Alhambra Tournament,” said Naunton. “Coach has spent the last three seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Loyola University of Maryland under coach G.G. Smith.”

In addition to coaching, he has worked for Be More Basketball in their player development program, training various NBA, D League, and European professional players.

Quinn will also be a full-time member of the Mount Carmel staff, running the school’s STAR program.

“His ability to be in the building all day will allow him to develop relationships with our young men both on and off the court, maximizing their growth not only as players, but as student athletes,” add Naunton. “As a community we are excited to get someone with Trevor’s experience to not only lead our basketball program, but to be a part of our school community throughout the day. Trevor’s experience at the Division I level has prepared him to take this position on the sidelines of the MIAA A conference and Baltimore Catholic League, and will be a tremendous resource for our student athletes as they move toward graduation.”

Quinn played his high school basketball at Severna Park where he was a four-year starter. He was also three-year captain at Goucher, where he played his college basketball.

Hibbert was 55-53 in his three seasons with the 2016-17 campaign clearly the best. That season the Cougars were 29-11, winning the Red Division of the MIAA A Conference and losing to Mount St. Joseph in the finals of the MIAA A Conference playoffs and in the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament, before going 1-2 at the Alhambra Tournament.