Sean Rutigliano (roo-TILL-ee-AH-no) was officially welcomed to the Belmont University men's basketball coaching staff April 23, 2019, as announced by head coach Casey Alexander.
Rutigliano comes to Belmont after spending the past four seasons as a member of Alexander's staff at Lipscomb. The Bison program reached new heights, with an NCAA Tournament appearance, an NIT Championship game appearance and 52 total wins over the last two years. Rutigliano coached All-Atlantic Sun players Garrison Mathews, Rob Marberry and JC Hampton.
Previously, the Suffern, New York native spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Army West Point, while also serving on staffs at Kean University (NJ), University of Alabama Huntsville and Ouachita Baptist University (AR) - where he worked alongside former Belmont assistant Mark Price.
During his time in Huntsville, Rutigliano helped recruit the nucleus of the UAH 2010 NCAA Division II Elite Eight squad including Josh Magette, a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-American.
"It's hard to put into words Sean's influence at Lipscomb, and I'm confident his impact will be profound here at Belmont," Alexander said. "Sean is among the most relational - and relatable - coaches I know, is a relentless recruiter, and has a basketball mind that I will rely on."
Rutigliano graduated magna cum laude from Cortland State with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 2007. He earned his master's degree from Ball State University in 2010. Prior to attending Cortland, he earned an associate's degree from SUNY Rockland Community College where he was a two-sport standout in basketball and tennis. Rutigliano earned the SUNY Chancellor's award for student excellence and earned national academic recognition from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Rutigliano and his wife, Bridget, live in Nashville. The couple has one son, Kaleb.