Two former QU men’s basketball assistant coaches find new positions at D-I, juco levels


Former Quincy University men's basketball assistant coach Tim Walsh, left, is the last of Steve Hawkins' staff to find another job. Walsh will be the top assistant coach at Jones College in Ellisville, Miss. Hawkins, second from left, is now an assistant coach at Southern Illinois University, while Pat Richardson, second from right, has joined the women's basketball staff at Jacksonville State and Troy Potts, right, will be on the staff at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — A pair of former Quincy University assistant men’s basketball coaches — one of whom is a former Hawks player — have landed new coaching gigs.

Jestin Anderson, who spent the past four seasons at Maryville and was elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2022-23 season, has joined the staff at NCAA Division I Lindenwood. Meanwhile, Tim Walsh, who spent the past two seasons on Steve Hawkins’ staff at QU, is headed to Jones College in Ellisville, Miss., to be the top assistant coach.

Anderson played at Quincy under Marty Bell from 2003-06, where he played in 100 career games and helped the Hawks reach the NCAA Division II national tournament twice. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at QU during the 2006-07 season and earned his master’s degree from QU in 2008.

After five seasons as a junior college assistant, Anderson returned to QU in 2013 and spent three seasons on Bell’s staff as the top assistant. He joined the staff at Western Illinois University in 2016 before moving to Maryville in 2020 when Jesse Shaw became head coach.

Lindenwood is coming off a 9-22 campaign last winter in its second season in the Ohio Valley Conference. Quincy High School graduate Jeremiah Talton will be a junior shooting guard for the Lions.

Walsh will be in his 31st year as a college coach and is returning to the junior college level at Jones College, which went 27-7 last season and qualified for the NJCAA Division I national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.

Walsh previously coached at Mineral Area College, Eastern Arizona Community College and Southeastern Community College among his coaching stops. He’s also spent time at Idaho State University and Wisconsin-Green Bay along with three separate stints at QU. He also coached high school basketball at Quincy High School, Quincy Notre Dame and Payson Seymour.

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