A staple of the JWU Denver community for nearly a decade, Quintin Grogan became the program's all-time coaching wins leader on Dec. 7, 2019. After taking over the program in 2013, Grogan led the Wildcats to a single-season team-record 18 victories in 2016-17.
Grogan's senior class of 2019 cemented itself as the most accomplished class in school history, a group that amassed 56 career victories and was led by the program's No. 1 and 2 all-time leading scorers, Andrew Romero III and Jontrell Herman. Playing its inaugural season in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), the Romero-Herman-led 2018-19 team finished 17-8, marking the highest single-season win percentage (.680) for the program.
Picked to finish last in the preseason coaches' poll, the Wildcats finished just a game out of first place in the SCAC with a league record of 10-6. After leading JWU to its first 4-0 start ever, Grogan was named HoopDirt.com's Division III Coach of the Week in November. Romero and Herman were both named the SCAC Player of the Week twice during the record-setting 2018-19 campaign.
Prior to JWU, Grogan served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Northern Arizona University from 2009-12. In his position with the Lumberjacks, Grogan was tasked with guard player development, recruiting, opponent scouting and academic supervision among other duties. While with Northern Arizona, he coached Cameron Jones, the 10th pick of the NBA D-League Draft selected by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Prior to his tenure at NAU, Grogan served as assistant at Metropolitan State University in Denver from 2008-09. As a member of the Roadrunners' coaching staff, he worked on individual skill development, recruiting and scouting as well as academic supervision. Metro State finished the season with a 27-4 record and went 18-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action on their way to being East Division and Conference tournament champions.
Current Loyola Marymount head coach Mike Dunlap, former head coach of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and former head coach at Metro State University, said of Grogan: “I’ve known Quintin for 10 years and believe he is a top flight recruiter, skilled at how he sees the game and an overall good person. It is great that someone can work as hard as Quintin has and reach this level and I endorse his selection to lead Johnson & Wales University’s men’s basketball program.”
Grogan earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from California State University – Dominguez Hills and taught within the Pasadena and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. He played collegiately at Skagit Valley College and California State University – Long Beach.