Alex Bates, a former Division I basketball player, joined the Washington College men's basketball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the summer of 2016 and was promoted to full-time assistant coach the following summer.
Bates began his collegiate playing career at Northeastern, where he played in 30 games over two seasons. He then transferred to Tennessee State where he played one season, making 12 starts in 29 games played, and finished his undergraduate degree. He completed his eligibility by playing one season as a graduate student at East Tennessee State in 2014-15, making a career-best 15 starts in 25 games played.
A native of Greenbelt, Md., Bates spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at his scholastic alma mater, Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He received his B.S. in Communications from Tennessee State in May 2014.