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Luke D’Alessio Named Siena Assistant

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Jimmy Patsos has added Luke D’Alessio to his coaching staff to serve as an assistant coach at Siena. D’ Alessio along with Greg Manning, come to Siena having served as assistants on Patsos’ staff at Loyola. D’Alessio just finished his third season with the Greyhounds where he aided in all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting and player development.

D’Alessio began his coaching journey soon after completing his collegiate career playing under Jack Bruen at Catholic University. He was a two time all-conference player accumulating 936 career points. After coaching briefly at Good Counsel High School in Maryland, D’Alessio returned to Catholic University where he spent six seasons as an assistant coach under Bruen (1986-1989) and Bob Valvano (1989-1992). Among those who played during that time, new Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos.

The next stop for D’Alessio was CCBC-Catonsville, a community college in the Baltimore area where he led a major turnaround to a program which had experienced 14 straight losing seasons. In his six seasons there, D’Alessio held a record of 124-52 (.700) including 4 straight 20-win seasons. In 1996, his third season, the Cardinals finished with a record of 28-7 advancing to the JUCO Elite Eight.

D’Alessio continued his success at Division II Bowie State, where by his second season, he led the Bulldogs to a 19-9 record, their first winning season in 30 years. He went on to tally a 199-96 record over 10 seasons that included three consecutive trips to the National Tournament (2002-2005) and a trip to the 2003 NCAA Division II Final Four. After coaching for one season in Ireland as the head coach of the UCC Blue Demons, he joined the staff at Loyola as an assistant to his former player, Patsos.

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