Holloway Announces 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

South Orange, NJ — Seton Hall, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Shaheen Holloway officially announced its full coaching staff for the upcoming 2022-23 season on Monday.

Rasheen Davis, Ryan Whalen and Corey Lowery will serve as Holloway’s assistant coaches. All three previously served under Holloway during his four-year tenure at Saint Peter’s. Davis and Whalen – the latter was on the Seton Hall staff for six seasons from 2010 to 2016 – were both assistants at Saint Peter’s last season as they helped lead the Peacocks in their run to the Elite Eight. Lowery has a long history as a head coach with ties to New Jersey and most recently served as head coach at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Kevin Coyle (basketball operations coordinator), steven cruz (director of basketball operations) and Morgan Williams (video coordinator) all served key areas under Holloway at Saint Peter’s last season en route to winning the MAAC Tournament Championship and advancing to weekend two of the NCAA Tournament. Also joining the Pirates support staff is from Queens, NY Sean Crawford (director of player personnel), who had been a player development coach at the IMG Academy since October 2020 and worked with athletes who reached NCAA Division I, WNBA and NBA.

Back at The Hall is the graduate assistant Marcus Matthewswhich is entering its second season with the program, and Kevin Lynch (basketball operations coordinator), who was a men’s basketball student-athlete with the Pirates and has been with the program since graduating in 2014.

Davis, who brings a wealth of experience and winning experience as a Division I coach, will enter his second season under Holloway. Davis’ impressive resume includes 10 NCAA tournament trips as part of the coaching staff at six different institutions (Louisville, Pitt, Xavier, Manhattan, VCU, Saint Peter’s). He made several trips to the Big Dance as an assistant staff coach for Xavier and VCU. His work as an associate head coach in Manhattan propelled the Jaspers to two MAAC Tournament championships in 2014 and 2015. After a year-long stint at Arizona State where the Sun Devils were in position for an NCAA berth before the seasons were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis joined Holloway and Saint Peter’s in time for the 2021-22 season where the Peacocks won the 2022 MAAC Tournament title and advanced to the Elite Eight . A native of Bronx, NY, Davis was an assistant coach at Rice High School from 2005-2007 and competed on the U17 team of the legendary New York Gauchos AAU program.

whale is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach under Holloway. Including his six years with Holloway on the Seton Hall staff from 2010 to 2016, this will be Whalen’s 11th season alongside the Pirates’ first-year head coach. After two seasons in his first assistant coaching role at Eastern Kentucky, Whalen joined the Peacocks in 2018-19 and helped take the program to new heights. Saint Peter’s recorded three straight seasons with 10+ MAAC wins (2019-22), won the 2022 MAAC Tournament Championship and qualified for the Elite Eight during Whalen’s tenure. With the Pirates, Whalen served in various roles. The West Long Branch, NJ native was the director of basketball operations during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons when the Pirates won the 2016 BIG EAST tournament. He rose through the ranks to DOBO after started as Pirates Video Coordinator in 2010-11, followed by Director of Player Development and Basketball Operations Coordinator. Prior to Seton Hall, Whalen worked in the same capacity under former Pirates head coach Kevin Willard at Iona in 2009-10. A 2008 graduate of Saint Joseph’s, Whalen played two years of junior college basketball for the Hawks before being named a student assistant coach by head coach Phil Martelli.

Bassey has 24 years of coaching experience, 16 of which as a head coach. He spent the last two seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and previously served as director of player development under Holloway at Saint Peter’s from 2018-2020. Lowery and Saint Peter’s staff helped lay the foundation for future success in Jersey City. The Peacocks reached the semifinals of the 2020 MAAC tournament which was abruptly cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to his time at Saint Peter’s, Lowery spent six years as the men’s basketball head coach at Essex County College, where the Wolverines made five straight NJCAA Division II Tournament appearances, finished as National Champions runners-up in 2014 and reached the Final Four in 2016. As the head coach of Middlesex County College, Lowery led his team to the Elite Eight of the Division III NJCAA tournament in 2008. His record head coaching overall is an impressive 322-90.

Cross Has been on Coach Holloway’s staff as Director of Basketball Operations since the 2019-20 season. He was previously on the College of Mount St. Vincent men’s basketball team in Riverdale, New York, where he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach for the NCAA Division III program. Cruz also coached at the high school level for three years (2015-18) as a varsity assistant coach at LaSalle Academy in New York. He was part of a coaching staff that guided the team to the 2017 Catholic High School Athletic Association NYS Championship, the 2017 NYS Federation Championship, and the 2017 and 2018 Catholic High School Athletic Association City Championships. Division. Cruz graduated in 2014 from Siena College, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team for four years and captained the team in his senior year.

williams served as Holloway’s director of player development/scouting coordinator last season at Saint Peter’s. Williams previously served as assistant coach at Mount Aloysius College for three seasons. Prior to his time at Mount Aloysius, he worked on staff at Mount St. Mary’s University as the student director from 2015-2018 and also served as the basketball team’s camp coordinator. While at Mount St. Mary’s, Williams assisted coaches with practices, games, and conditioning sessions. Williams graduated from Mount St. Mary’s in 2018 with a degree in communications with a concentration in public relations.

Coyle joined Holloway’s staff as Video Coordinator/Director of Player Personnel for the start of the 2021-22 season. Coyle came to Saint Peter’s from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York where he served as an assistant coach for the Bloodhounds during the 2019-20 campaign. He had his hands in every aspect of the program, playing a vital role in the Bloodhounds’ on-field development. Coyle spent the previous season playing professionally in Malaga, Spain, after graduating from SUNY New Paltz where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

Crawford arrives at Hall after serving as a player development coach at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida since October 2020. At IMG, Crawford mentored athletes and helped them improve their fundamentals, skill development, agility, footwork, dribbling, shooting, critical thinking and game situations. His expertise grew after stints with the New York Knicks in game operations and community outreach, Los Angeles Clippers as the Camp’s Chief Clinician, Jumpman LA as the Head Basketball Coach, and NBPA Camp as the Chief Clinician. Crawford has worked with athletes such as Breanna Stewart, Epiphany Prince, Danny Green, Hamidou Diallo, Maurice Harkless, Doron Lamb, Furkan Kormaz and Michael Beasley.

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