Jay Larranaga - Assistant Coach
Jay Larranaga enters his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics. Larranaga spent the previous two seasons as head coach of the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. In two seasons with the BayHawks, Larranaga led his squad to consecutive playoff appearances while accumulating a regular season record of 60-40. He also established team records for all-time wins (60), wins in a season (32) and player call-ups (12). During Larranaga's two years in Erie, eight different players received NBA Call-Ups.
Prior to arriving in Erie, Larranaga served as an assistant coach at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and before that he was head coach of the Irish National Team for two years. Jay is the son of the current University of Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, for whom he played for at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. After graduating from Bowling Green in 1997, Larranaga played professionally in Italy, Spain, France and Greece for 12 years. He won three championships as a player and served as captain of the Irish National Team from 2001-2006. Larranaga has spent two summers as an assistant for the Ukraine National Team under former NBA coach Mike Fratello. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children, daughter Tia and son James.