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RIC loses head men’s basketball coach

Nicklas Heminger

Sports Editor

Photo via goanchormen.com

Tom Glynn, Rhode Island College head men’s basketball coach, has stepped down after accepting a head coaching position at Rivier University.


Glynn made his first appearance at the helm for the Anchormen five seasons ago, during which time he posted a record of 52 wins and 56 losses. He helped lead the Anchormen to their first winning season in four years during his inaugural season at RIC. Glynn also secured his 100th career win during his first season as the head coach of the team. The Anchormen, with Glynn in charge, qualified for the Little East Conference Tournament three times and saw a third-place finish in the LEC in 2019-2020 as their best finishing position.


Glynn began his coaching career at UMass-Lowell as an assistant coach for two seasons before transitioning to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked as the associate head coach.


Glynn spent another two seasons at MIT before taking over as the head coach at Nichols College. At Nichols, the Bisons posted four consecutive 20-win seasons, as well as the Bisons first ever National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament bid. Glynn captured two Commonwealth Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards while at Nichols, and had numerous players earn all-conference honors during his time there. Glynn then left Nichols to take the head coach position at RIC for the 2018-2019 season.


“I want to thank Athletic Director Don Tencher, Associate Athletic Director Jo-Ann D'Alessandro and Assistant Athletic Director Scott Gibbons for giving me the opportunity to lead the Rhode Island College basketball program,” Glynn said. “I also want to thank our student-athletes for all their hard work over the past five seasons. Rhode Island College is a special place and I will miss the relationships I was able to build in our athletic department.”


Director of Athletics, Don Tencher, stated that Glynn was a “true consummate professional” and his presence, “will be missed by everyone here at the college and, especially by me.”


Tencher added, “I wish Tom the best as he enters a new phase in his professional career, but as I reminded him, he will forever be a member of our athletic family. I want to thank him for all of his efforts over the past five years.”


RIC has started the search to replace Glynn, combing the entire nation to find the right person to replace Glynn and lead the Anchormen into the future.

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