Director of Basketball Operations
Ryan McCloskey is entering his second year at Rhode Island in 2019-20. In September of 2019, he was promoted to director of basketball operations after initially joining David Cox's staff as the video coordinator in May of 2018.
Before coming to Rhode Island, McCloskey spent five seasons with the Florida men's basketball program, working for Billy Donovan and Michael White. For two years as a graduate assistant, he helped in the day-to-day operations of the program, including player development workouts, practice and game set-up, gear management and distribution and more. As an undergrad, he assisted with day-to-day video operations, filming practices and breaking down film for coaches.
During his five seasons at Florida, the Gators won one regular season SEC title and one SEC conference tournament championship. They also reached the Final Four in 2013-14 and the Elite 8 in 2016-17. McCloskey also was part of the support staff for USA Basketball from June 2014 through June 2015, working under Donovan and Sean Miller.
McCloskey graduated from Florida with a degree in Sports Management in 2016 and then earned his master's degree in the same discipline in 2018.Read More
Rhode Island head coach David Cox announced that Sydney Armand has been named as the men's basketball video coordinator on Sept. 26, 2019.
Armand spent the 2018-19 season working as the special assistant to the program's director of basketball operations. Since 2015, he has worked with Rhode Island basketball on both the men's and women's side of the ledger.
As a team manager in the 2018-19 season, Armand assisted with player development workouts consisting of ball handling drills, shooting and in-game situational work. In addition, Armand has assisted with team operations, handling travel reservations, budgeting and other related responsibilities. He served as a liaison between the student-athletes and coaching staff and also assisted with scouting film breakdown.
Before working with the men's program, Armand spent two seasons as an undergraduate student working as the head manager for the URI women's basketball team. He also spent a season as the head coach for the Rhode Island Magic AAU 15u team and spent two years working with Revo Sports, developing the skills of highly-ranked high school players, primarily from Team New England of the AAU Adidas circuit.
A Hyde Park, Mass. native, Armand graduated from URI with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a minor in French.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.