McCloskey Promoted to Director of Basketball Operations

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island men's basketball head coach David Cox announced the promotion of Ryan McCloskey to director of operations on Monday.

McCloskey will enter his second season with the Rams in 2019-20. He was initially hired by Cox in May of 2018 as the team's video coordinator.

"Ryan has a tremendous understanding of the game, matched only by his work ethic," Cox said. "In the time he has been with us, Ryan has shown the ability to take on more and more responsibility. This is a well-earned promotion."

Before coming to Rhode Island, McCloskey spent five seasons with the Florida men's basketball program, working for Billy Donovan and Michael White. For two years as a graduate assistant, he helped in the day-to-day operations of the program, including player development workouts, practice and game set-up, gear management and distribution and more. As an undergrad, he assisted with day-to-day video operations, filming practices and breaking down film for coaches.

During his five seasons at Florida, the Gators won one regular season SEC title and one SEC conference tournament championship. They also reached the Final Four in 2013-14 and the Elite 8 in 2016-17. McCloskey also was part of the support staff for USA Basketball from June 2014 through June 2015, working under Donovan and Sean Miller.