Coaching Staff

KING RICE
Head Coach

RICK CALLAHAN
Assistant Coach

JAMAL MEEKS
Assistant Coach

JR REID
Assistant Coach

 

Meeks was named an assistant coach prior to the 2017-18 season following two years serving as the Director of Basketball Operations after joining the staff prior to 2015-16.

Meeks completed his second season as the Director of Operations in 2016-17, and was an integral part in Monmouth's consecutive regular season titles. Meeks worked closely with the staff on all aspects of the program's operation, including practice and gameday responsibilities as well as video. 

Meeks, who played in 129 career games, earning 44 starts over four seasons with the Hoosiers and competed in the 1992 NCAA Final Four, started his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant at Bowling Green University under Dan Dakich before moving on to Butler University as part of Thad Motta’s staff. At both stops, Meeks served as the Director of Recruitment, while his coaching responsibilities included working with post players, game preparation and academics.

“I am very excited to be a part of Coach Rice’s staff,” stated Meeks. “We have been friends for a long time and when he offered this position to me he made sure I knew I was here on merit, because I know this game and am good with the kids. I am very excited to be here and get back into college coaching.”

A team co-captain for the Hoosiers, Meeks graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice.  For four years, Meeks served as a youth coach at the Indiana Basketball Academy, while working in the private sector.