Marist High School Athletic Director Eric Simpson announced that Brian Hynes has been appointed as the new head boys’ basketball coach. Hynes, a 1986 graduate from Marist, is an experienced coach and wealth management professional.
Hynes served as the varsity assistant boys’ basketball coach at Marist from 2007 to 2018, developing dynamic and motivational hands-on activities for student-athletes, designing defensive strategies, and analyzing opponents to ensure a winning game plan. He was also devoted to the holistic development of student-athletes, ensuring their academic progress, involvement in the school community, and commitment to family.
“Brian brings a wealth of experience not only for the game but with Marist,” Simpson said. “He has a deep history with Marist and I am confident he will bring energy and passion to the program and players.”
Outside of Marist, Hynes is a partner with Koszut, Hynes & Shannon Wealth and Investment Services, providing analysis and recommendations for client portfolios. He is a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade. Hynes serves as the vice-president of Weish4Ever, which supports young people battling cancer and honors the late Andrew Weishar.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to be back at Marist and to have the chance to lead such a dynamic program,” Hynes said. “I learned under the best coach in the state [former Marist head coach] Gene Nolan ’92. I look forward to passing that knowledge onto our current and future players.” While Hynes and Nolan coached together, Marist’s program had the best stretch in school history, advancing to the sectional final twice and capturing three regional titles.
Former Marist player Lexus Williams ’13 and Jeff Delaney, both Division I athletes, will serve as assistant coaches. Hynes is also a parent of two Marist alums.
Marist competes in the East Suburban Catholic Conference.