Jimmy Reilly Elevated to Associate Head Coach at Philadelphia

After eight seasons as an assistant coach, Jimmy Reilly has been elevated to the role of associate men’s basketball head coach by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee Thursday.

Since joining Magee’s staff in 2007, Reilly—who doubles as the University’s coordinator of conference events—has been involved in numerous facets of the men’s basketball program, including recruiting, scouting, film breakdown, fundraising, alumni relations, community service, logistics, and academic support. He is also in charge of the team’s strength and conditioning program, creating a guard development program, on-court instruction, and in-game defensive adjustments.

In the eight seasons Reilly has been on the bench, the Rams have an overall record of 176-73, appeared in six NCAA Division II East Region Tournaments—including a trip to the region final in 2010, and won four Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championships.

Before Reilly came to Philadelphia University, he was an assistant coach at Neumann University from 2005 through 2007, an assistant coach for the boy’s varsity program and head coach of the JV squad at West Catholic High School for two seasons, and an assistant coach at Ursinus College for two years.

A 1999 graduate of Ursinus with a B.S. in communications, Reilly led the Bears in assists during his junior and senior seasons and was team’s MVP as a senior.


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