Tyron Boswell begins his first season as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. He previously served as the director of basketball operations with the University of Rhode Island. He arrived in Kingston after spending the previous seven years with the Nike EYBL Expressions Elite youth basketball program.
Most recently, Boswell was the director of basketball operations for Expressions Elite where he oversaw all aspects of organization's day-to-day operations, including coaching, individual instruction and player development, He advised student-athletes through the recruiting process at all levels of NCAA basketball and helped create an academics program to assist members of the Expressions Elite program prepare for college.
While with Expressions Elite, Boswell was an integral part of the player development efforts for several professional and high-level Division I players, including Rhode Island senior guard Jared Terrell.
Boswell also was key in the development of NBA draftees Ricardo Ledo as well as close to 40 Division I players, including current college standouts Abdul Malik Abu (N.C. State), Tyrique Jones (Xavier), Jared Wilson Frame (Pittsburgh), Kamani Lawrence (Arizona State) and Cane Broome (Cincinnati). From 2013-16, Boswell also served as the head boys basketball coach at Concord Academy in Concord, Mass.Read More
Director of Basketball Operations
T.J. Buchanan returned to the Rhode Island men's basketball program as the Director of Player Development in September of 2017.
A two-year team captain for Dan Hurley as a player, Buchanan played for Rhode Island from 2011-15. The team qualified for the NIT during his senior season. As a senior, he was honored by the Rhode Island House of Representatives with the Scholar Athlete Award.
After graduating from Rhode Island, Buchanan spent three seasons as an assistant coach for Kalamazoo Central, helping the team win back-to-back Class A Southwest Michigan District championships in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The team also was the 2016-17 Class A Southwest Regional champion. All five seniors from the 2016-17 squad moved on to play collegiate basketball.Read More
Director of Player Development
Jerrell Coleman enters his first season as Director of player Development at University of Rhode Island. His primary duties are to assist in the initial breakdown of game video, Assisting players and staff with personal needs, aid in gathering scouting information as well as coordinate film exchange and coaching staff travel. He also assists with recruiting database, scouting reports and compliance.