Beavers Name Oliver Eslinger as Head Mens Basketball Coach
Beavers Name Oliver Eslinger as Head Men's Basketball Coach
Pasadena, CA - After and exhaustive national search with over 120 applicants, Caltech got their man in MIT's associate head coach, Oliver Eslinger who has spent that past six years as the top assistant men's basketball coach at MIT. "Oliver is an ideal fit for Caltech as his MIT background really allows him to hit the ground running here at Caltech", commented Wendell Jack, Caltech's Director of Athletics. Eslinger has been responsible for all phases of the MIT program, including practice and game preparation, on-the-floor coaching, scouting, recruiting, scheduling, video editing and exchange, travel management, budget facilitation, alumni relations and facility coordination.
MIT compiled a 87-73 record (.544) since Eslinger joined the staff in 2002. Nearly every season under Eslinger, MIT has ranked nationally in the top 10 in field goal percentage defense, scoring defense, rebounding margin or free throw percentage. He coached the 2006 team when it traveled to Taiwan and won the Kainan Invitational International Tournament Championship.
Prior to MIT, Eslinger previously served as head coach at Boston University Academy and as an assistant coach at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, N.Y.
In addition to his coaching positions, he has worked with various athletes and teams as a sport and performance consultant.
Eslinger played high school basketball at Bethlehem (N.Y.), and continued his career at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he was a starting guard and majored in psychology. Eslinger holds a doctorate in counseling psychology-sport psychology and masters degree in counseling from Boston University.