Max Sass enters his second season on the Wesleyan coaching staff in 2016-17. He serves as a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, while working towards his masters degree in Wesleyan's GLSP program.
In his first year, Sass helped guide the Cardinals to 18 wins - good for third highest win total in program history - and a share of the Little Three title, as the team finished 3-1 against rivals Amherst College and Williams College.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Max served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Bard College in the Liberty League. Over Sass' two seasons at Bard, the Raptors improved from four wins to a program record 11 wins in 2014-15, including six Liberty League victories. He was integral in all aspects of the program, including on-court coaching, practice planning, film breakdown and scouting.
Before his two years at Bard, Max served as a graduate assistant for his alma mater, Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Max graduated from the University's Honors College with distinction and earned a BA in journalism with highest honors. As a graduate assistant and MBA candidate, he assisted the coaching staff in day-to-day operations, academic oversight, and film breakdown. As part of his role, Max reinvigorated the Pride's social media presence in order to promote the team and engage the community.
In July and August, 2015, Max represented the U.S. as the assistant men's basketball coach at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany. He helped put together a team of 12 of the best Jewish players in the country to compete against Israel, France, Germany and other nations in the Open Division. Max is also a veteran of the summer camp circuit, coaching at numerous Hoop Group Elite Camps, Skills Camps, Top 100s, Jam Fests as well as Hoop Mountain events.