Monday, May 4, 2015

Fordham hires Tony Chiles as assistant coach

Jeff Neubauer's coaching staff now has, officially, its third member.

Rumored to be a part of the cadre of assistants for the new Rams' coach, Tony Chiles' hire was finally confirmed by the university earlier this afternoon.

"Tony is a great addition to the Fordham staff," Neubauer said in a release. "We're excited that he is joining us, as he brings a unique combination of coaching experience and New York City connections to our program that will prove to be very beneficial as we move forward."

A New York native, Chiles spent the past five years on staff at St. John's University, where he was the first assistant hired by former Red Storm coach Steve Lavin. While helping develop the Red Storm on the road to four postseason appearances, two of which came in the NCAA Tournament, Chiles served as one of Lavin's lead recruiters, helping secure the commitment of point guard Rysheed Jordan, who enters his junior season next year as one of the top point guards in the Big East.

Prior to his time with St. John's, Chiles assisted James "Bruiser" Flint for six seasons at Drexel, and spent nine years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to begin his career, working under Fran Fraschilla and Jeff Ruland at Manhattan and Iona, respectively.

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