Cioce named MBB Graduate Assistant at Albany

The University at Albany Men’s Basketball Team has officially announced Matt Cioce as the team’s Graduate Assistant for the 2021-22 season. Cioce joins the Great Danes after previously serving at Christ School in Arden, North Carolina.
Matt Cioce comes to our program with a wealth of experience at a young age,” said UAlbany Head Coach Dwayne Killings. “His character, attitude, energy, and work ethic stood out from the very beginning as we had over 100 applicants for this position. After playing at Stetson and being a Head Coach at Christ School, Matt will be a great resource for our Student-Athletes and our program.”
Cioce arrives at UAlbany after most recently serving as the Head Basketball Coach and Program Director at Christ School in Arden, North Carolina from 2019-2021. In his first year, Cioce led the Greenies to a NCISSA Conference Championship. The varsity program recorded a Conference Player of the Year honor, five All-Conference Selections, and two All-State Selections during his tenure as coach.
“The opportunity to work for Coach Killings at The University at Albany, a program with a rich basketball tradition in a city that loves basketball, is one that I am incredibly grateful and excited for,” said Cioce. “Coach Killings’ vision of developing our players as leaders in the community and on the court aligns with how I hope to help our young men on a daily basis. The coaching staff and players have the MENTALITY I want to be a part of. Go Great Danes!”
Cioce played basketball for Stetson University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in Sports Business and Business Administration. While at Stetson, he aided the Athletics Department as a Basketball Camp Assistant – helping camp directors in all facets of day-to-day operations for the team’s summer camps.

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