Army head men's basketball coach Zach Spiker announced the addition of Sean Rutigliano to the Black Knights' coaching staff in June of 2011.
A native of nearby Suffern, N.Y., Rutigliano spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Ouachita Baptist University where he assisted in pre-game preparation, player development and in-game strategy. In addition to his on-court responsibilities with the varsity team, Rutigliano served as the head coach of the Tigers developmental squad. Rutigliano also gained administrative experience as Ouachita Baptist's assistant director of compliance.
Prior to his work at Ouachita Baptist, Rutigliano spent one and one-half seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. With several players he helped recruit leading the way, including first-team National Association of Basketball Coaches first-team All-American Josh Magette, the Chargers advanced the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 2010.
Rutigliano also served as a volunteer assistant with the men's basketball program at Kean University, assisting with opponent scouting, video breakdown and other administrative duties.
In addition to his collegiate basketball coaching experience, Rutigliano coached the Spring Valley High (N.Y.) High School girls varsity tennis squad in 2007.
Rutigliano graduated magna cum laude from Cortland State with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 2007. He earned his master's degree in the same subject with an emphasis in coaching from Ball State University in 2010. Prior to attending Cortland, he earned an associate's degree from SUNY Rockland Community College where he was a two-sport standout in basketball and tennis. Rutigliano earned the SUNY Chancellor's award for student excellence and earned national academic recognition from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
THE RUTIGLIANO FILE Hometown: Suffern, N.Y. Date of Birth: May 4, 1985 Education Ball State M.A., Exercise Science & Coaching, 2010 Cortland State B.S., Physical Education, 2007 SUNY Rockland Community College Associate's Degree, 2005