Sean Rutigliano joined Casey Alexander’s staff in the summer of 2015 after a four year stint as an assistant coach with the Army West Point men’s basketball team.
During the Suffern, New York, native’s time at the United State Military Academy, the Black Knights rattled off three consecutive 15-win seasons for the first time since Bob Knight’s teams won at least 15 from 1967-70. The Cadets also captured the 2014 All-Military Classic championship and defeated Pac-12 foe USC.
Army West Point also excelled in the classroom during Rutigliano’s tenure as the Black Knights finished the 2014-15 season with a 2.94 grade-point average, the highest GPA in 10 years, as seven players earned Dean’s List honors at the academy.
Before making the move back to the Empire State, Rutigliano spent some time in the South with stints in NCAA Division II at Ouachita Baptist and Alabama-Huntsville. He spent two seasons at OBU where he also served as the head coach of the Tigers developmental squad and as the assistant director of compliance.
During his time in Huntsville, Rutigliano helped recruit the nucleus of the Chargers 2010 NCAA Division II Elite Eight squad including Josh Magette, a National Association of Basketball Coaches first-team All-American.
Rutigliano also served as a volunteer assistant at NCAA Division III Kean University where he helped the Cougars with opponent scouting, video breakdown and additional administrative duties.
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.
Rutigliano and his wife Bridget reside in Nashville with their saint bernard, Mack.