Rhode Island men’s basketball head coach David Cox announced the hiring of Austin Carroll as an assistant coach for the Rams on Tuesday.
Carroll comes to the Rams after spending the last five seasons on the Arizona staff. During the 2018-19 season, he was promoted to assistant coach after serving as the assistant director of operations for the previous two years, and spent two years as a graduate assistant with the program.
“Austin Carroll is a bright basketball mind who I have known for many years,” said Cox, who was an assistant coach at Rutgers when Carroll played there. “While he is in the early stages of his career, Austin understands the game inside and out, and he has the ability to relate to players. He brings a lot to the table, and I am excited to add him to our staff.”
At Arizona, Carroll oversaw video scouting efforts and was responsible for the organization, breakdown, scouting and presentation of game film. He also handled player edits for individual players’ use, created recruiting videos and film for coaches’ evaluation. The Massachusetts native also helped oversee the program’s progress in the classroom.
During his first five seasons with the Wildcats, Arizona was 135-41 with four NCAA Championship appearances and three Pac-12 tournament titles. Arizona reached the Elite 8 in 2015 and the Sweet 16 in 2017.
Carroll also has international experience, working with Arizona head coach Sean Miller as the video coordinator for Team USA’s U-19 team that won the gold medal in the 2015 FIBA World Championships in Greece. Carroll is the son of former Rhode Island assistant coach John Carroll.