Sean Tabb and Abdul Abdullah Named Assistant Basketball Coaches

Providence, Rhode Island - Sean Tabb, the interim head coach at Trinity College for the past two years, and former Providence College basketball standout Abdul Abdullah, have been named assistant men's basketball coaches at Brown in an announcement made by head coach Jesse Agel. 

 

In addition, Agel announced that Bears' junior Marques Coleman has been named a student-assistant coach for the Bears.

 

"We're thrilled to have Sean join our coaching staff," said Agel.  "He brings solid playing and coaching experience to the program. With boundless enthusiasm and strong national recruiting ties, he is a great addition to our staff."

 

Tabb led Trinity to the NESCAC Championship Tournament in each of his two seasons ads interim head coach of the Bantams. He was an assistant coach at Trinity for nine years prior to the 2008-09 season,

 

A 1999 graduate of the University of Hartford, Tabb earned a bachelor's degree in education. At Hartford, Tabb starred in basketball for the Hawks and served as captain in his senior season.  He went on to earn a master's degree in sports leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

A Connecticut native, Tabb is one of the few male players in Connecticut State history to have scored 2,000 points during his high school career, starring at Somers High School.

 

A member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Abdullah played for Providence College from 1992-1994, helping the Friars to a berth in the 1994 NCAA Tournament and its only BIG EAST Championship. In his 62 games played as a Friar, he registered 174 points, 111 rebounds, and an impressive 422 assists and 72 steals. In his senior season, he established a Providence single-season BIG EAST record for assists with 131 in 1994.

 

"The addition of Abdul is a tremendous coup for the program," said Agel, "He brings tremendous experience and wisdom to our young basketball team. With Abdul joining coach TJ Sorrentine on staff, our young backcourt will be the beneficiary of their experience and knowledge of the game."

 

Adbullah was two-time Rhode Island All-State at Central High School in Providence and played for two years at CCRI, where he was a two-time Junior College All-American. After graduating from Providence College, played professionally in Poland for two years.

 

Coleman missed his entire freshman season, and made a comeback attempt in 2009-2010. He was limited in the amount he could play, but still competed in 14 games for Agel.

 

"I'm sad that Marcus won't be able to compete after valiantly coming back from two knee operations," said Agel. "I'm thrilled he will be remaining in the Brown basketball family in a integral role, as he joins the staff as a student assistant."

 

Pictured:  Sean Tabb