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Dartmouth roundup: Mann named AD at William & Mary

  • Brian Mann

Staff Reports
Published: 6/26/2021 11:00:32 PM
Modified: 6/26/2021 11:00:33 PM

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The College of William & Mary has found its man, with an assist to Dartmouth College.

The Virginia school on Thursday announced that former Dartmouth football quarterback Brian Mann, a 2002 graduate, would be its next athletic director. The record-setting Big Green signal caller will leave his two-year job as chief development officer and senior associate athletics director. Mann, who will be the 30th AD in the school’s history, will begin his new duties on Aug. 9 after serving as a special assistant to the president for athletics while transitioning to Williamsburg.

“With the selection of Brian Mann as William & Mary's next director of athletics, the university will benefit greatly from his exceptional professional and personal leadership experiences in intercollegiate athletics,” William & Mary president Katherine Rowe said in a news release. “He has a wonderful habit of exceeding goals at top institutions, which also is a hallmark at William & Mary.”

Mann, a Canton, Mass., native, threw for a program-record 2,913 yards in his final Dartmouth campaign in 2002. He also set Big Green single-season marks for pass completions (253) and attempts (423) that season, and he is still third all-time in career passing yardage (5,912) and touchdowns (33), as well as second in completions (560) and attempts (952). After earning a history degree, he went on to play in the Arena Football League for four years before entering marketing and business, keeping his hand in football as a broadcaster and sideline reporter for NESN.

He rejoined his alma mater as director of football operations in 2009, completing his master’s in liberal arts four years later. He was named the managing director for leadership giving in the office of advancement, where he was tasked with securing major gifts for the college. He left Dartmouth for Rice University in 2014 to work in development and athletics, moving over to Cal in 2019.

Mann and his wife, Hilary, have a 10-week-old son, Russell, who will join him soon in Williamsburg.

MEN’S BASKETBALLTrotter returns as assistant coach

HANOVER — Jabari Trotter, a 2012 Dartmouth graduate and former Big Green player, is returning to his alma mater as an assistant to head men’s basketball coach David McLaughlin.

It will be Trotter’s second stint on the Dartmouth bench, having assisted McLaughlin in his first two seasons at the helm. Trotter has been an assistant at Hawaii the past three years. A guard, Trotter played the second-most games in Dartmouth history (112), starting in 80 contests and owning a 6.9 points-per-game average.

McLaughlin announced two other transactions on Friday. Zach Curran is joining the staff as the Big Green’s director of operations after holding a similar job at George Mason, and Josh Einhorn has been promoted to an assistant coaching position.

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