Iona Basketball Staff Update

Iona University men’s basketball head coach Tobin Anderson announced the appointment of Luke Testani and Kyle Washington to his 2023-24 staff. Testani will serve as Video Coordinator and Washington as the program’s Director of Player Development.


Luke Testani comes to New Rochelle after serving as an assistant coach at Division III Amherst College in Massachusetts. He spent a season with the Mammoths following two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Miami under head coach Jim Larranaga. After a 10-win season in 2020-21, the Hurricanes flourished as one of the most improved teams in the country, posting a 26-11 mark and an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Testani was a four-year manager for the University of Michigan under coaches John Beilein and Juwan Howard. During his time in Ann Arbor, Michigan appeared in three NCAA tournaments reaching the Sweet 16 twice and the NCAA Championship game in 2018. Among other duties, he was responsible for assisting at practices and home games, including equipment set up and take down, coding game film and rebounding for players after practice.


“We are excited to have Luke with us. He is a maestro with video, and he can do things that are really going to really help our program at the highest level. As video coordinator, he will help our players improve on a daily basis.”


A former standout student-athlete at University of Cincinnati, Kyle Washington spent last season as video coordinator at Loyola University Chicago under head coach Drew Valentine. He was a graduate assistant at Cincinnati in 2021-22, helping with player development and video. Washington returned to his alma mater following a professional playing career that included time with Yalova in Turkey, the Windy City Bulls and Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA G-League and the Boca Juniors in Argentina.

Washington played his first two college seasons at North Carolina State University under Mark Gottfried and his final two at Cincinnati under Mick Cronin. With the Wolfpack, he reached the NCAA tournament both years with a second round appearance as a rookie and a sweet 16 appearance as a sophomore. As a Bearcat, Washington helped lead his squad to a 61-11 overall record including a school record 31 wins as a senior in 2017-18. Cincinnati reached the second round in the NCAA tournament both seasons. He scored 1,275 career points in 142 games played.

Washington earned his degree from Cincinnati in 2018 in Interdisciplinary Studies.


“I’ve known Kyle and his family for a long time, and we are very happy to have him on board. He brings great playing and coaching experience and has a lot of enthusiasm and desire to be a great coach.”

Testani and Washington join a staff that includes assistant coaches Tom Bonacum, Kam Murrell, Patrick Wallace, and director of operations Ray Savage.

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