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.