|Alma Mater:||Saint Rose '09/UAlbany '12|
Sixth Season (Third as assistant coach) | Saint Rose '09/UAlbany '12 | @CoachJPELLETIER
Pelletier begins his sixth season with the Great Danes in the 2016-17 season, entering his third year as an assistant coach. He recruits throughout the Northeast and nationally, specifically prep schools in New England. Pelletier has placed a heavy emphasis on recruiting in Australia and other international regions as well as portions of the Midwest, Texas and junior colleges.
In his first two years as an assistant coach, he helped UAlbany tie a Division I record 24 wins in each season and combined for 48 victories, the highest in any two-year period in the program's history.
Head coach Will Brown announced the appointment of former graduate assistant Pelletier to the position of assistant coach on July 23, 2014. Pelletier spent two years as a graduate assistant and one as a volunteer video coordinator with the Great Danes from 2009-2012.
The Troy, N.Y., native spent one season with Duquense of the Atlantic-10 in 2013-14. As the Director of Basketball Administration, Pelletier oversaw the team’s summer camp operations as well as its community outreach initiatives. He served as the team’s primary contact for donor and alumni relations in addition to coordinating the team’s travel and daily itinerary. Pelletier also developed scouting and recruiting strategies in conjunction with the Duquesne coaching staff.
Pelletier served as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Blackbirds in 2012. He spent one season at LIU Brooklyn, assisting the coaching staff with scouting, player development, recruiting and film exchange. Pelletier served as the program’s community outreach liaison as well as an academic advisor during the 2012-13 season. The Blackbirds made their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 after earning the NEC’s automatic qualifier for the third straight year.
In two seasons as Will Brown’s graduate assistant, Pelletier coordinated recruiting visits, travel itineraries and was responsible for game film exchange. He also served as co-director of the Will Brown Basketball Camp.
A 2009 graduate of the College of Saint Rose, Pelletier was a four-year letterwinner for Brian Beaury and guided the Golden Knights to three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. He was also named a team captain in his senior season. Pelletier graduated from St. Rose with a degree in social studies and a secondary education before pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies at UAlbany.
In the high school ranks, Pelletier played locally for La Salle Institute in Troy, N.Y., in addition to his AAU time with the Albany City Rocks. He was named to the All-Area Times Union First Team as a junior and senior for the Cadets, as well as becoming the all-time leading scorer.