|Michael Crotty (2004) Named Director of Player Development for the Boston Celtics|
|September 16, 2005|
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics announced that Michael Crotty '04, former point guard for the Williams College 2003 NCAA Div. 3 championship team, has been named the Celtics Director of Player Development.
Crotty served the past four months as an intern under Celtics GM Danny Ainge. Crotty scouted college players for the 2005 NBA Draft, hosted college players visiting the Celtics for workouts and performed other administrative duties.
As the Director of Player Development for the Celtics Crotty will be responsible for working with the all of the Celtics players on personal and professional development, community service projects, helping the players adjust to living in the Boston area, scouting, film breakdowns, orchestrating individual workouts and when needed scrimmaging with the players.
"I'm very excited to be able to get this close to the game so soon after college," said Crotty. "To be able to do this for the team I've loved since I learned how to walk just makes it all the more special."
At Williams Crotty was a two-time All-American and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in both 2003 and 2004. He started every game of his four-year career and set an Eph record for games started and played, 120. Crotty also owns the Williams record for most minutes played in a career (3,861) minutes in a season (1,025) and the Eph record for career assists (819). He broke the single season assist mark each of his four seasons and has raised the mark at Williams for one season from 145 to 249.
After graduating from Williams, Crotty played on some Harlem Globetrotters' tours of Europe before joining a professional league in Germany prior to his internship with the Celtics.
"I'm thrilled for Michael as I believe this is a great opportunity for him professionally," said Eph head coach Dave Paulsen. "As a Celtics fan, I'm also excited for the organization and I think it's only a matter of time before Michael's presence is felt in a positive way. Michael has a great future in the game-- as a player, he was quite literally a coach on the floor and nobody ever worked harder or played the game with more passion. I'm really excited to see what the future holds for Michael in the professional basketball world."
His 1,402 points ranks him seventh on the Eph scoring list since Div. 3 play began in 1975. The consummate point guard, Crotty had a career assist to turnover ration of 2.37.
Crotty's Class of 2004 is the winningest class at Williams with an overall mark of 104-16 (.867)