Jones Names Chris Kovensky Assistant Coach
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach Jeff Jones named Chris Kovensky an assistant coach on Friday afternoon. Kovensky finished his seventh year as the Monarchs Video Coordinator in 2018-19.
“Chris is a great example of starting at the bottom and working his way up,” said Jones. “His work ethic is incredible. He is extremely well-liked and respected by staff members and student-athletes alike. His ability to teach on the court will be a great addition to our program. His humble down-to-earth personality will enable him to establish strong relationships with recruits and their parents.”
Kovensky was a graduate manager for the Monarchs in 2011, while completing a M.S. degree in sports management from Old Dominion.
He has served as a personal trainer to numerous highly touted players after they exhausted their collegiate eligibility, highlighted by Kent Bazemore (ODU), Trey Freeman (ODU), Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida), Frank Hassell (ODU) and Andre Jones (Winthrop).
Prior to coming to ODU, Kovensky played collegiate football and basketball at Albright College, where he graduated with degrees in fine arts and business administration. A native of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Kovensky is the son of Susan Kovensky.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be a part of this coaching staff,” said Kovensky. “I’m very grateful to Coach Jones for giving me the chance with this storied basketball program and I will take pride in maintaining the strong tradition he’s established here. Old Dominion University is a place I have called ‘home’ for the last eight years and I am thrilled to continue to serve its student athletes.”
Kovensky replaces Kelvin Jefferson, who took the head coaching job at Gannon University.