Blog Staff


The Bona Blog Staff with the Boss on NBA Draft Night in 2012.

The Bonnies Basketball Blog was created on November 23rd, 2008. The blog intends to provide St. Bonaventure basketball fans with a detailed and in depth look at the program, on a near day to day basis. The Bonnies Basketball Blog hopes to become a must visit web-blog for all fans and alumni of the Brown and White. We hope you enjoy the site, and visit again soon.

The Writers

IanHeadShotA10Ian Nolan, Founder- A member of the class of 2008, Nolan spent four years as a student assistant with the program. He worked under head coach Anthony Solomon for three years and was the head student assistant for Mark Schmidt’s first season in Olean. He currently is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association and covers the Atlantic 10 Conference for, and has written professionally for such outlets as, Athlon Sports Magazines, Cox Sports Online and Blue Ribbon Previews. Ian was named one of the “140 Personalities to Follow in College Basketball” on twitter by The Sporting News. He is a Jersey Shore native and now resides in a suburb of Philadelphia with his wife and rescue dogs Ajax and Wilmer.

Vinny Pezzimenti- Lead Contributor, Editor- A member of the class of 2004, Pezzimenti also spent four years as a student assistant in the program, under Jim Baron, Jan Van Breda Kolff, and finally Anthony Solomon. Pezzimenti would spend the next four years covering the Bonnies on a daily basis as the beat reporter for the Olean Times Herald. He is an Olean native who has witnessed hundreds of games in the Reilly Center. He still lives in the Olean area with his wife.

Shane Nolan, CFO, Director of Business Development, Contributor- A former Bonaventure soccer player and avid Bonaventure hoops fan, Shane works in finance in New York City at the family office of a private equity tycoon. Shane resides in Brielle, NJ with his fiance Katie and dog Otto.

Michaela Nolan, Photographer, Campus Marketing & Social Media Director-Michaela is a current member of the class of 2019 at SBU and studying marketing. She is the youngest and only girl of the family and will be the third and the last attending SBU. She started all of our social media networks. In her spare time you can find her sipping coffee while looking at shopping online, or traveling. She plans to do something with fashion in her future and is proud to be a Bonnie just like her older brothers!

Mike Morgan, Contributor- A member of the class of 2009 and 2011, Morgan spent six-plus years as a student assistant with the program. He worked under head coach Anthony Solomon for two years and was the head student assistant for three years under Mark Schmidt. Morgan previously covered breaking news and feature stories for and hosted Olean’s only live sports talk radio show. Now, he is a high school social studies teaching and coach in Syracuse.

Jonathan May, Contributor– Jonathan is a Hamburg, NY native and also a 2006 graduate of SBU. After SBU, he earned his Master’s from Western Kentucky in Sport Media and Branding. His role is to extend the reach of the blog and the university in general to opposing fanbases. He also assists our Social Media Director and hosts, “The Bona Blog Podcast,” with Ian Nolan. Jonathan, resides in Virginia with his wife (Syracuse ’04) where they both teach in a suburb an hour outside DC and Richmond.

Cody Didas, Student Contributor- Cody is a current senior Finance major at Bonas.  He has followed the team since his senior year in high school (2012), the team’s run to the NCAA tournament.  His hometown is Brockport, NY and he would like to have a job in sports following his college career. He has skiied since the age of 3 and has always been obsessed by all things sports.  He enjoys the analytical side of sports and is excited to be writing for the blog with a current student’s spin.





Shane on Right with A10 Title.

Ian on left and Shane on Right with A10 Title in 2012.

Three Bonnies at the A10 Tournament in Brooklyn.

Three Bonnies at the A10 Tournament in Brooklyn.


  1. Anthony Watts

    Just finished up at bonas this past year and now live all the in South Carolina for a job so this blog has been great in keeping me updated on my Bonnies. Keep it up guys.

    P.S. I’ll be making the trek up from Columbia in a couple months to watch us beat Davidson.

  2. Bill Clapper, '71

    Great job with this blog, guys. I know of no other coll BB blog that is as insightful or info laden as the Bona Blog. What I really appreciate, are the writers who do not fall into the editorial swamp that so often is the fate of fan-driven blogs or forums. The professionalism and authenticity comes through with every posting. Keep it up, you guys are doing great. Go Bonas, beat Bingy.

    • Ian Nolan Post author

      Bill, thanks so much for reading and for the positive feedback. We try our best to be professional, passionate, and at times, a bit humorous with our posts. We want to inform the reader, but not in the same was as We hope you keep reading and pass along the word to fellow Bonnies you may know. Go Bonas!

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  4. Mike

    Why can’t we seem to get into any preseason holiday tournaments?

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