August 29, 2012



Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Mike Romano as the assistant menís basketball coach. He assists Head Coach Bob Walsh with all facets of the RIC menís basketball program including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


ďIt is a real honor to join the men's basketball staff here at Rhode Island College,Ē Romano said. ďThe program has flourished under Coach Walsh and I am very excited to learn from and contribute to Anchormen Basketball.Ē



"Mike has great basketball experience and refuses to let anyone outwork him." Walsh said. "He's going to help our program in all phases and we are very lucky to have him." 


Romano comes to Rhode Island College after spending two years at Marist College as a Graduate Manager for the menís basketball program. From 2010-2012, he aided the coaching staff and the Director of Basketball Operations with basketball and administrative duties, while also assisting in on-campus recruiting.


Prior to his time with the Red Foxes, Romano worked as an assistant menís basketball coach at his alma mater, Western Connecticut State University. During the 2009-2010 season, Romano aided in day-to-day basketball operations, organized and handled the teamís film exchange program, and actively recruited potential student-athletes. 


Furthermore, Romano has spent parts of the past four off seasons working with the Hoop Group, where he was a member of the Hoop Group Elite Office Staff in addition to staffing the Hoop Group's Jam Fest AAU tournaments.


After spending three seasons as the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Webutuck High School from 2004-2007, Romano made his collegiate coaching debut in 2008 at Dutchess Community College, where he was a volunteer assistant menís basketball coach for the 2008-2009 season.


Romano has also worked as the Director of Basketball Operations for Elite Basketball of the Hudson Valley and has been a staff member for a wide variety of basketball camps and tournaments, including the GymRat Challenge AAU Basketball Tournament, the Reebok Headliner NY/NJ and Philadelphia Tryout Camps and the Villanova Boys Basketball Camps.


Romano earned a bachelorís degree in history from Western Connecticut State University and is set to receive his M.Ed. from Marist College in the fall of 2012.