Irving Eggleston
Irving Eggleston
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 781-736-3670
Year: 2nd
Previous College: Nichols '16

Irving Eggleston joined the Brandeis University men's basketball coaching staff during the 2022-23 season.

Prior to joining coach Bain on the bench, Eggleston spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Rhode Island College and one season at Lasell University. While at Lasell, he helped lead the Lasers to the GNAC playoffs. Eggleston started his coaching career at his alma mater, Nichols College, helping lead the Bison to a program-record-tying 25-4 season, earning their first Top 25 ranking in school history and their second conference championship. As an assistant coach, Eggleston has specialized in player development and recruiting, successfully recruiting all-conference players at each of his previous three programs. 

As a player, Eggleston is a 2016 graduate of Nichols College who was twice named Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Year. He guided the Bison to three CCC regular season championships and two conference championship contests. He graduated tied as the program’s all-time leader in steals (193) and is No. 12 in points (1,298). Eggleston also ranks in the top 10 in career free throws attempts and makes. During his career at Nichols, he was a two-time CCC First-Team selection as well as the 2015-16 CCC Defensive Player of the Year. Following his senior season, Eggleston was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Second Team and the Northeast Region Second Team. He was inducted into the Nichols College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2021. Eggleston graduated cum laude with a double major in Accounting and Sports Management and completed his MBA in 2018.

During the 2016-17 season, Eggleston played professionally, averaging 16 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.5 steals for Newcastle University of the National Basketball League (NBL) in England. He helped the Knights advance to the British Universities and Colleges Sport Premier Final Four for the first time in school history, as well as the NBL Division II Patrons Cup Championship. 

As a Connecticut Suns Intern, Irving was a game day intern (2015) and a practice player (2011-2016). Eggleston was able to assist with the WNBA All-Star Game amongst other game-day duties.

Notable Players and Coaches, Irving worked with as a Connecticut Sun Intern, Practice Player & WNBA All-Star Intern include

  • Tina Charles (CT Suns)
  • Renee Montgomery (CT Suns)
  • Kara Lawson (CT Suns)
  • Chiney Ogwumike (CT Suns & 2014 WNBA Rookie Of The Year)
  • Alex Bentley (CT Suns)
  • Jonquel Jones (CT Suns & 2021 WNBA MVP)
  • Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever & Hall of Famer)
  • Courtney Williams (CT Sun)
  • Chelsea Gray (Las Vegas Aces & 2022 WNBA Finals MVP)
  • Curt Miller (LA Sparks & 2021 WNBA Coach Of The Year)
  • Anne Donovan (CT Sun & Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame Inductee 1995)

Additionally, Eggleston is a Junior Celtics coach. The official youth basketball platform of the 17-Time World Champion Boston Celtics, the Junior Celtics provide overwhelmingly positive youth basketball experiences by treating each child like an MVP, rewarding players for self-improvement and teamwork, and building a future generation of champions and lifelong basketball fans.

Eggleston is a native of Manhattan, New York.