August 27, 2015



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


Cabral joins the staff following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at nearby Lasell College. Prior to his time at Lasell, Cabral spent one season as an assistant coach at Dean College, helping the Bulldogs to a 17-6 record and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 21 Championship Game.




“I am ecstatic for the opportunity to join Coach Byrnes’ staff,” Cabral said. “I look forward to helping our student-athletes meet their goals of being the best they can be both academically and athletically. I am thrilled to be a part of a program with such a decorated history.”


“I am very happy to have Joe join our staff,” Byrnes said. “Joe comes from a great basketball family and will bring loyalty, enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic to our program. He has close recruiting ties in the New England area and will help us expand our efforts on the recruiting trail.”


Cabral is a 2012 graduate of Mt. Ida College, earning a bachelors degree in business administration.  He was a four-year member of the Mustangs basketball team where he earned Dean’s List honors.




During his time at Mt. Ida, he played in 100 games, starting 71 of them, as a forward.  As a senior in 2011-12, he played in 26 games, starting all of them. He averaged 7.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.


As a junior in 2010-11, Cabral played in 24 games, starting 22 of them. He averaged 7.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. As a sophomore in 2009-10, he played in 26 games, starting 23 of them. Cabral averaged 7.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. As a freshman in 2008-09, he played in 24 games. Cabral averaged 1.4 and 1.8 rebounds per game.