WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Sean Ryan an assistant men's basketball coach, as announced by head coach Sean Kearney. Ryan will be heavily involved in on-court coaching and player development, in addition to assisting in all other areas of the Crusaders' program. He will also play a large role in recruiting, where he has significant contacts both in the region and across the country.
Ryan comes to Holy Cross from Boston University, where he served as an assistant coach for the last two seasons. He was involved in all areas of the Terriers' program, including on-court coaching, recruiting, practice and game preparation, scheduling, compliance, academic advising and counseling. Last year, Ryan helped Boston University to a winning mark with a 17-13 overall record.
Prior to his time at Boston University, Ryan was an assistant coach at the College of Charleston for two years. He helped lead the Cougars to winning records during both of his seasons, with the team posting marks of 18-10 in 2004-2005 and 17-11 in 2005-2006. Ryan was previously an assistant coach at St. Anselm College for three seasons.
A 1996 graduate St. Anselm with a bachelor's degree in business, Ryan was a two-year letterwinner for the Hawks' basketball team, earning first team All-Northeast 10 and NABC second team All-New England honors. He scored 1,063 career points and made 229 career three-point field goals during his time at St. Anselm. Ryan was previously a two-year member of the basketball team at Monmouth University.
The Crusaders are coming off a 2008-2009 season in which they posted an overall record of 18-14 and finished second in the Patriot League with an 11-3 mark in conference games.