$0.00
   

WARNING:
You are using an outdated browser that will cause usability and security issues.
We strongly recommend upgrading your browser...

Learn More
X

You are not logged in.

Coaching Staff

Dino Presley ASSOCIATE HEAD 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.

Geoff Arnold Assistant Coach

Rider Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Baggett announced the hiring of his former Saint Joseph’s teammate, Geoff Arnold, as an assistant coach prior to the 2019-20 season. Arnold brings decades of experience, most recently at his alma mater. In addition to two stints with the Hawks, Arnold has gained college experience at Drexel and Massachusetts.

In his most recent stint, Arnold spent 11 years on Phil Martelli’s staff at Saint Joseph’s. A former Hawk standout, he also served as an assistant at Saint Joseph’s for four years from 1993 to 1996, giving him a total of 15 years on the Hawks’ bench. That stint included one year with Martelli, who was in his first season (1995-96) as head coach, where the Hawks went 26-6 and reached the NIT Championship game. Arnold was also a volunteer assistant coach on Jim Boyle’s staff in 1988-89.

A 1986 SJU graduate, Arnold was part of three of the Hawks’ four Atlantic 10 Championships, as a player in 1986 and as an assistant coach in 2014 and 2016.

Prior to making his return to Saint Joseph’s, Arnold was the associate head coach at Drexel University for seven years. While there, he was instrumental in the Dragons’ recruiting efforts that helped them reach the postseason four times in seven seasons, including a 23-9 record in 2006-07.

Arnold left Saint Joseph’s in 1997 to join former Hawk teammate Bruiser Flint at the University of Massachusetts, serving on Flint’s staff for five years. He then returned to Philadelphia in 2001 when Flint was named head coach at Drexel.

Arnold, who was a senior tri-captain for the 1985-86 Saint Joseph’s team that won the Atlantic 10 Championship, recorded 26 wins and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. During his senior season, which was Martelli’s first as an assistant coach at SJU, the guard averaged 8.9 points and led the team with 134 assists. He was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Originally from Sharon Hill, Pa. and Darby Township High School, Arnold is the uncle of former Saint Joseph’s star Langston Galloway, who is currently with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. In 2018, Arnold was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – Delaware County Chapter.

Arnold and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Tryce, reside in Philadelphia. They have a daughter, Gabrielle.

Roy Blumenthal Director of Player Development

Roy Blumenthal was named Director of Player Development prior to the 2019-20 season. Blumenthal came to Rider following his 14th season as the top assistant coach for the West Chester University’s Men’s Basketball program, his 25th overall. Coach Blumenthal had also been the Head Coach of GSA’s Goodwill Select Teams. His strong and extensive coaching expertise and experience is notable and his dedication to generating high caliber international competition for athletes and coaches is unmatched. Furthermore, he possesses great energy, enthusiasm, and motivation, which he utilizes to mentor youth and colleagues admirably.

Such passion and commitment led to Coach Blumenthal’s receiving West Chester University’s Men’s Hall of Fame Milt Blitz Award in 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the game of basketball as a University alumnus. Blumenthal earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management in 1983 from West Chester University.

Ben Kay Director of Basketball Operations

Ben Kay joined the Rider Men's Basketball coaching staff as Director of Player Development in July 2018. Kay spent 2017-18 as Head Coach at Penn State Brandywine, leading the Lions to one of the top seasons in program history.

During the 2017-18 campaign, Kay led Brandywine to its first-ever conference championship after reaching the title game for the first time since 1991, as well as an appearance at the USCAA Tournament. Kay was named Sam Cozen Small College Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to more than 20 games for the first time in 12 years. The Lions became the first men's team from Brandywine to win a national tournament game when they knocked off NHTI, reaching the national semifinals. Brandywine led the conference in points scored (86) and turnovers forced (23).

Under Kay's tutelage, three players garnered USCAA All-American awards. Kay's first season began with a regular-season game at the Palestra against Penn, Brandywine's first-ever against an NCAA Division I opponent. Overall, the Lions posted a 21-8 record, finishing second in the PSUAC during the regular season before ousting Penn State Wilkes Barre in the conference championship game.

Kay joined the Brandywine athletic staff after two successful seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at West Chester University. During his first season at West Chester, Kay helped guide the Golden Rams to a top-25 ranking and the best record in program history as West Chester reached the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament championship and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Included among his duties at West Chester was scouting opponents, game planning both offensive and defensive strategies, running team and individual film sessions as well as fundraising. Kay was also the lead recruiter for the team, scouting high school and AAU games and working with coaches to recruit some of the most talented student-athletes in the mid-Atlantic region.

While at West Chester, Kay began a mentoring program for the men’s basketball team, matching student-athletes with basketball alumni and business professionals. The goal of the mentoring program was to build relationships, while also teaching student-athletes professional skills and lessons necessary for a successful career outside of basketball following graduation.

Kay also co-directed West Chester’s summer day camps and skills camps, which were some of the largest of their kind on the east coast, while also co-directing a team camp and high school league during the summer, annually featuring 30 teams from the Greater Philadelphia the area.

IIn 2012, Kay co-founded the Treasure Beach Jamaican Youth Basketball Camp and still serves as the camp director, currently. At the camp, which serves underprivileged youth in Jamaica, teaching basketball skills and teamwork, Kay oversees 25 counselors and over 400 campers annually during the week-long event. He also manages the finances for the camp, which has fundraised $50,000.

Prior to his time at West Chester, Kay served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Immaculata University men’s basketball team. At Immaculata, he led recruiting in the tri-state area, while also aiding in all aspects of player development, game day preparation and opponent scouting.

Kay began his coaching career as an undergraduate student at Drexel University where he was a practice player and student assistant coach for the Dragons’ women’s basketball team for four seasons.

A 2012 graduate of Drexel, Kay earned his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. He’s also earned his master’s degree in public administration and sports management at West Chester University.