Bryant adds Daly as Assistant Basketball Coach

Bryant men’s basketball head coach Phil Martelli Jr. announced the addition of Ryan Daly to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2024-25 season. 

Daly comes to Smithfield after spending the last two seasons at UAlbany. 

“Ryan Daly is from a legendary Philadelphia basketball family,” Martelli said. “He was a relentless worker as a player and has continued that into his young coaching career. Ryan truly eats, sleeps, and breaths the game. I am excited to add Ryan and know he will be a tremendous asset to our staff, players, and university community.”

Daly’s addition to the coaching staff brings his relationship with the Martelli family full circle. After starting his collegiate career at Delaware, Daly was recruited to St. Joe’s by Phil Martelli Sr. but never played for the legendary head coach. In fact, Daly’s grandfather, Jim Boyle, was the head coach at St Joes who hired Martelli Sr. Daly’s father, Brian, played at St Joe’s and has coached at Boston U and Penn State. Now, Daly will join Martelli Jr. staff at Bryant as the Bulldogs look to win an America East Championship. Daly helped the Great Danes post a five-win turnaround in two seasons. UAlbany featured one of the league’s top offenses last winter, averaging 78.7 ppg and finishing with 7.8 3ptFG per game. 

As a player, Daly played two seasons at Delaware, earning CAA Rookie of the Year honors in 2016-17, becoming the fastest player in Delaware history to score 1,000 points. He then headed to St. Joe’s and went on to become just the fourth Hawk since 1947 to average 20+ points in a career, finishing with 20.1 ppg. Daly ranked 21st nationally in scoring in 19-20 and led the Big 5 in scoring in both seasons.

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