PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers University Coordinator for Men’s Basketball Operations Vin Parise has accepted a position as assistant men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Iona College, Scarlet Knight head coach Gary Waters announced.
The 26-year-old Parise was a member of the Gaels’ staff from 1996-2000. He served from 1996-98 under Tim Welsh (now head coach at Providence), and from 1998-2000 under current Iona head coach Jeff Ruland. In Parise’s first stint at Iona, the Gaels competed in the NIT in 1997, and in the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 2000.
Parise was also a member of Tom Green’s staff at FDU in 2000-01, before being named to the Rutgers staff in 2001, where he was primarily responsible for the advance scouting of opponents and headed up the video editing operations.
Among his responsibilities at Iona as an assistant coach will be recruiting and on-the-floor coaching.
“I have truly enjoyed my three years at Rutgers working under Coach Waters and with the rest of the staff,” said Parise. “I have benefited tremendously from my time at Rutgers and am looking forward to the new challenges ahead in my role under Coach Ruland at Iona.”
“Losing Vin is truly bittersweet for me,” said Waters. “Vin was a tremendous asset to our program and will be missed but at the same time this new opportunity is a terrific one and will help broaden his background.
“The nature of this profession, and often times the result of success, is losing good, quality people,” Waters added. “I wish Vin all the best in his future.”