The 2017-18 season will be the 10th for Dave Bromirski as an assistant coach for the Mountaineers. Coach Bromirski played his high school ball for St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. After high school, he played one year at Unity College in Unity, Maine before transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh and playing two more seasons of varsity.
He has been both a varsity high school head coach and varsity assistant coach at St. Mary's Academy, Bishop Maginn and Cambridge Central School. At both Bishop Maginn & Cambridge, Coach Bromirski was part of Section 2 championship teams.
Bromirski has coached AAU for the Adirondack Highlanders and qualified his AU16 team for the national AAU tournament. Coach Bromirski also has worked at basketball camps at Williams College, College of Saint Rose and at the Green Mountain Basketball Camp.
Coach Bromirski is a teacher and the Athletic Director at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
He lives in Cambridge, N.Y. with his wife, Bridget. They have two sons and a daughter, all collegiate athletes with the youngest, William, being a 2016 SVC graduate.
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DeShawn Hamlet rejoined the Southern Vermont men's basketball program as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2017 preseason after being a standout player in the Mountaineer uniform.
Hamlet was a four-year forward for SVC before graduating in 2016 with his bachelor's in Business Administration/Sports Management. He was the ninth Mountaineer to score 1,000 career points and finished his time at Southern Vermont with the second-most points in team history (1,549). Hamlet was one of the best to ever play in the New England Collegiate Conference--garnering the league's Player of the Year honor in 2015 before being named to his second-straight All-NECC First Team the following year; he was also selected as the NECC Player of the Week five times in his career.
Coach Hamlet's 718 rebounds while a Mountaineer have him sitting at third on the school's all-time list, and he grabbed the fourth-most steals in team history with 123. He also graduated with the second-best free throw percentage among SVC players who took at least 250 shots from the line--connecting on 327-of-456 attempt for a 71.7 percent success rate.
Alex Burt became an assistant coach for the Southern Vermont men’s basketball team in November 2017. He brought a slew of stellar playing experience to Bennington which included a pair of professional stints across the Atlantic.
Coach Burt had most recently played for BBG Herford in Germany in the summer of 2017, and he spent the fall of 2015 with Derbyshire Arrows in England. While in the United Kingdom, he was also the head coach of the Sheffield University men’s team.
Burt graduated from Plymouth State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in physical education (applied health fitness) and a minor in professional sales. While at PSU, he made over 100 appearances for the Panthers as a four-year player—71 of those being starts. In that time, he amassed 1,045 points (10.0/game) with 450 of those coming from downtown; Burt also totaled 307 rebounds, 165 assists, and 79 steals. His Plymouth State squad made the Little East Conference postseason tournament in each of the four years he was there, and he was named to the 2011 LEC All-rookie Team.
Burt has spent time working for Collins Sports Center in New Hampshire as an inside sales representative and territory manager, and he also worked for his hometown of Derry, N.H. while an undergraduate student.