HoopDirt.com talked about both of these moves last month. They have now both been made official. Rider University head coach Kevin Baggett has officially added Dino Presley and Marlon Guild to his staff for the 2015-16 season. They replace Donyell Marshall, who has taken a similar position at the University at Buffalo, and John Griffin, who went back to his alma mater, Bucknell, to serve as an assistant coach.
Presley has been an NCAA Division I assistant coach since 1997. “I am excited to have Dino on board with us here at Rider,” said Baggett, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. “Dino brings a wealth of knowledge and recruiting experience from the different programs he’s been with.”
Presley comes to Rider from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he helped NJIT compile a program-record 21 wins and advance to the semifinals of the College Insider.com Tournament.
Prior to NJIT, Presley has worked at Marshall, Saint Bonaventure, UMBC, East Carolina, Towson and Drexel.
“Dino and I worked together some years back at UMBC and I thought he did a great job,” Baggett said.
Presley has made a name for himself as a notable recruiter and player-developer.
Presley is a graduate of Kutztown University.
Guild comes to Rider from Saint Peter’s University, where he spent seven seasons as the men’s basketball recruiting coordinator.
“I am excited to have Marlon come aboard to our program,” Baggett said. “I have known Marlon for the past seven years that he has been at Saint Peter’s and admired the work that he has done recruiting and helping to develop the players in their program.”
In addition to being known as one of the up-and-coming recruiters in the MAAC, Guild worked in the development of the Peacock guards and the scouting of opponents.
“Marlon’s familiarity with the league also will be very helpful as we prepare for our opponents in conference play this upcoming season,” Baggett said.
Prior to Saint Peter’s Guild was an assistant coach at Eastern Connecticut State College.
Guild, who has also coached on the AAU level and worked at ESPN, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Hartford.
Guild and Presley join associate head coach Mike Witcoskie, who begins his 10th season at Rider.
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