Eric Thibault Joins Mystics Bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Washington Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault announced today that his son, Eric Thibault, will complete his coaching staff for the 2013 WNBA season.

"Eric will be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” said Mike Thibault. “He has had great experience at both the WNBA and collegiate level. His work developing our guards and preparing advance and personnel scouting reports was an integral part of our success in Connecticut. He has an excellent basketball mind and his experience at VCU, St. John's, and Missouri will bring us another valuable perspective.”

Eric spent the last year as an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University under the leadership of Head Coach Marlene Stollings. He was instrumental in coaching freshman standout Jessica Pellechio, who was named to the Atlantic 10 All-freshmen team.

Prior to joining the Rams’ coaching staff, Eric spent five years with the Connecticut Sun where he helped the team to playoff appearances in 2008, 2011, and 2012. His duties included organizing individual workouts for players such as Kara Lawson and Lindsay Whalen and scouting opponents.

Eric graduated from the University of Missouri where he served as the assistant manager of the women’s basketball team, and was a graduate assistant coach with St. John’s University for two years.

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