“Jesse comes from a successful, high level Atlantic-10 program [St. Bonaventure], where he was an associate head coach,” O’Boyle said. “He has extensive knowledge of the game, strong recruiting experience and an individual skills program that is remarkable. He is a proven winner, a dedicated teacher of the game and I am excited to have him on board.”
Fleming will be involved in all aspects of the program including scheduling. He joins Crishna Hill, who was hired Monday, on O’Boyle’s first staff at Stony Brook.
Fleming helped the Bonnies to over 20 wins in each of the last three seasons, which have resulted in three consecutive appearances in the WNIT including the school’s first-ever postseason berth in 2009. In his six years on the staff at St. Bonaventure, the program established school records for wins four times.
At St. Bonaventure, Fleming held the responsibilities of recruiting, scouting and film breakdown, video exchange, scheduling, practice and game preparation as well as working with the guards and post players. As the team's director of individual player development, Fleming was in charge of constructing and planning daily skill advancement sessions for the players.
Under his guidance, Dana Mitchell was a two-time all-conference selection and became the fifth sophomore ever to capture the A-10 scoring crown. Fleming also facilitated the development of Ashley Edwards into an All-Rookie choice in 2005-06.
Fleming graduated from St. Bonaventure in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication with honors.