Amherst Men's Basketball Assistants
Ron Buelow enters his 21st season as head coach
Dave Hixon's top assistant with a wealth of experience in collegiate and high
school athletics under his belt. In addition to his duties at Amherst, Buelow
served 15 seasons as the head baseball coach and 18 seasons as the head boys'
basketball coach at nearby Ware High School, where he recently retired
from his work as a physical education
teacher after 38 years . He is also the former director of the prestigious Dave
Cowens Basketball School, and captained the baseball team at Plymouth State
College before graduating in 1967. Buelow resides in Ware with his wife Jean.
They have two grown children, Bill and Jennifer, and four grandchildren.
Luke Flockerzi, a recipient of the 2003 AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year Award, as chosen by Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director Magazine, enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at Amherst after earning a master's degree in sports management at nearby UMass-Amherst in 2002. Flockerzi returns to Amherst after serving in a similar capacity last season at Sewanee: The University of the South, where he helped lead the Tigers to an SCAC runner-up finish, and the program's most victories, best record, and highest conference-finish in seven years. Prior to his campaign at Sewanee, Flockerzi served as assistant basketball coach at Amherst, helping lead the Jeffs to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, a 73-17 record, a school record 27 wins (2004) and the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2004. Flockerzi was a standout wing player and two-year captain at Division III power Grinnell (IA) College, where he graduated with a degree in psychology and helped lead the Pioneers to the Midwest Conference Championship in 2001.
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A 2005 graduate of Colby College, Jamie Snyder-Fair enters
his first season as an assistant coach at Amherst. A four-year letter winner
for the Mules, Snyder-Fair will help tutor the Amherst post players. A native
of Leverett, MA, Snyder-Fair played his high school ball locally at Mohawk
Trail Regional High School. In addition to helping the Jeffs, Snyder-Fair works
with disadvantaged youth at the Springdale Education Center in Holyoke, MA.