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Coaching Staff

Dino Presley Assistant Coach

Dino Presley and Marlon Guild are the newest members of the Bronc coaching staff. 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.

Marlon Guild Assistant Coach

Dino Presley and Marlon Guild are the newest members of the Bronc coaching staff. 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.

Ben Luber Assistant Coach

Ben Luber served as an assistant coach at Rider on the 2010-11 and 2011-12 men’s basketball teams, before spending four seasons on the Binghamton University coaching staff, three as the associate head coach. “Ben is a tireless worker and a great recruiter,” said Baggett, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. “I’m fortunate to have been able to bring him back here to Rider. I look forward to working with Ben this upcoming season.”

At Binghamton Luber orchestrated three straight prominent recruiting classes as the programs recruiting coordinator, overseeing the team defense and player development as well.

Since his career began at Rider in 2009 as the director of basketball operations, Ben has helped develop players who have since played professionally in Italy, France, Belgium, Lithuania, Australia, Hungary, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia, Argentina, Iceland, Czech Republic, and Greece.

Prior to coaching college basketball, Luber owned the Ben Luber Basketball Academy, LLC where he trained some of the top talent in Pennsylvania. One of his most notable protégés, Ryan Arcidiacono, was recently named the Final Four MVP as the starting point guard for National Champion Villanova.

In his first stint at Rider Luber was part of a staff that produced a program-record 23 wins in 2010-11. He was in charge of guard play and his unit finished in the nation’s top-10 in three-point field goal percentage.

He was a four-year point guard and letter-winner at Penn State, where he was a two-time team captain in the Big Ten Conference. He ranks among the Nittany Lions’ top-10 in career assists and steals. As a freshman, he was an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American selection by Street & Smith magazine.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2007 Luber played professionally in Israel and Iceland.

In high school, Luber was a first team all-state honoree and set school records for career wins, points, assists and steals. He led his Council Rock North team to the Pennsylvania Sweet 16 and was twice named the Bucks County Player of the Year.

A native of Richboro, Pa., Luber is a member of the Council Rock Hall of Fame.

Ben is one of five siblings (Justin, David, Kelsey, Kate) raised by parents Dr. Ronald and Kathy Luber.

Luber and his wife Nicki are excited to join the Rider basketball family.

Greg Van Pelt Director of Basketball Operations

Greg Van Pelt joined the Rider men's basketball staff in the summer of 2017 following six years in a variety of coaching roles. Most recently, he filled LIU Brooklyn’s Director of Basketball Operations position for the 2016-17 season. In 2015-16, he was an assistant coach at Montclair State, following the 2014-15 season as Director of Basketball Operations at Saint Peter’s.

He also spent a year as assistant coach at Susquehanna University in 2013-14, while Van Pelt was a two-year Graduate Assistant Coach at East Stroudsburg University from 2011-13.

Van Pelt got his start in coaching as a student assistant coach at his alma mater, Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in management with a concentration in technology management.

Luis Guzman Director of Player Development

Luis Guzman joined Kevin Baggett's staff at Rider in summer 2017. A four-year letter winner at Temple, Guzman most recently spent two years at his alma mater as a graduate manager and was an assistant coach for the gold-medal winning Dominican Republic U17 team at the 2017 Centrobasket Championship. Guzman is also an assistant coach for the Dominican Republic National Senior Men's Basketball team.

A 2010 Temple graduate, Guzman led the Owls to three Atlantic 10 Championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances, serving as team captain as a senior. Following his graduation in just three and a half years, he played professionally in eight different countries over a five-year span. He won titles while competing in the Dominican Republic, Denmark, Mongolia and Mexico. He also represented the Dominican Republic at the Pan American Games in 2011 and was a member of the silver-medal winning U17 team at the 2005 Centrobasket tournament. Guzman returned to Temple in 2015-16 to work with the team while earning his master’s degree.

Guzman has also served as the founder/tournament coordinator for the Washington Heights Invitational. He was named the recipient of the Anthony Cimino Award for excellence in athletics and academics at Temple.

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