FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 21, 2017

 

ERIC ALLEYNE NAMED ASSISTANT MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Eric Alleyne as an  assistant men’s basketball coach. Alleyne will assist Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Byrnes with all facets of the program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.

 

“We are very excited to have Eric back on the Rhode Island College sidelines,” Byrnes said. “He had two successful seasons in a Rhode Island College uniform, played in the NCAA Tournament and knows the Little East Conference, so he will be a huge asset for our program. I'm really looking forward to working with him.”

 

 

 

“I am truly blessed to be fortunate enough to give back to the institution that has done so much for me,” Alleyne said. “I am looking forward to working with the team and the coaching staff.”

 

The Watertown native played for two years at RIC, appearing in 57 games and averaging 10.4 points, 3.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

 

As a senior in 2014-15, Alleyne was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in all 28 games, starting 27 of them. He averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Alleyne led RIC to a 20-8 overall record and reached the championship game of the Little East Tournament for the ninth consecutive season.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2013-14, Alleyne was one of three Anchormen to play in all 29 games and started in 24 of them. He averaged 6.3 points, 2.6 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. Alleyne helped the Anchormen to a 20-9 overall record, the Little East Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Div. III Tournament.

 

Alleyne came to the Anchormen after spending two seasons as a player at MassBay Community College and Palm Beach University.

 

He served as an assistant coach at Pine Manor College in 2016-17. Alleyne has worked with both the Hoop Mountain and Hoop Group events and has also coached at the Rhode Island College Basketball Camp and Dave Cowens’ Basketball School.

 

Alleyne earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rhode Island College in 2015. He currently resides in Providence.

 

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