For Immediate Release


September 6, 2006


Kareem Hayletts Named Assistant
Men’s Basketball Coach at Rhode Island College


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Kareem Hayletts as an assistant men’s basketball coach. He will assist Head Coach Bob Walsh with all phases of the RIC men’s basketball program including recruiting, scouting, administering practices and game coaching.


“I am really excited about becoming a member of Coach Walsh’s staff as well as the RIC Basketball family,” Hayletts said. “I am also looking forward to working with the players and doing what I can to help the program have a great season.”


Hayletts is joining the Anchormen after four varsity seasons at Providence College, where he played for then assistant coach Walsh. The three-time recipient of the Unsung Hero Award earned a scholarship prior to his senior season.


During his senior campaign, Hayletts saw action in a career-high 31 contests. On Feb. 18 2003, Hayletts scored a career-high six points on three field goals to propel Providence past Miami, 73-63. The Friars’ accepted their 16th berth into the N.I.T. Tournament that season, advancing to the third round.


Hayletts also has previous coaching experience on the summer camp circuit, serving as an instructor at the Providence College Basketball Camp, International Youth Basketball Camp, and Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp.


A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Hayletts earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2003, and is currently working on his M.B.A. at Providence College.


He is single and resides in Brockton, Massachusetts.