A former standout at Division II Merrimack College, Aaron Strothers joined the UMass Dartmouth coaching staff ahead of last season.
Strothers was a four-year player at Merrimack, appearing in 108 career games at forward for the Warriors. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, helping his teams to a 70-44 record on his career including two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances (2009, 2010). Strothers is a member of Merrimack’s 500-rebound club, amassing 553 on his career to rank 11th in program history. He put forth his most productive scoring season as a senior, averaging 13.5 points per game.
In 2013, Strothers was a member of the Cape Verde National Team for a summer. Following that, he played professionally for a season for Escazu Basketball in Costa Rica, where he also became involved in youth clinics in the area.
Since his playing days, Strothers has served in a variety of volunteer and coaching rules in the southeastern Massachusetts community. Most recently, he was the head seventh grade boys coach for the Bay State Jaguars AAU team, while also assisting the fifth grade girls squad. He also volunteers in basketball roles at the Boys & Girls Club of Wareham and with the Wareham Junior Basketball Association.
Strothers holds his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from Merrimack.