Larry Anderson
Larry Anderson
Title: David H. Koch '62 Head Coach
Phone: 617-253-5007
Email: landerso@mit.edu
Year: 20th at MIT
Previous College: Rust College '87

Larry Anderson joined the MIT athletic department in 1995 as the 18th head men’s basketball coach in program history and the fourth head coach in the modern era. Entering his 20th season at the helm, Anderson’s coaching tenure is the second longest in Tech’s basketball history. On November 29, 2008 he surpassed legendary Jack Barry as the winningest coach in the program’s 101-year history.
 
Anderson has guided MIT to NCAA tournament appearances in each of the past six seasons, highlighted by a run to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2012. During that time, the Engineers have also captured four NEWMAC tournament titles and Anderson has earned a pair of NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors. Tech has compiled a 132-40 record since 2008-09, winning 20 games each year and setting a program record with 29 wins 2011-12.
 
During his team’s historic 2011-12 campaign, Anderson was also selected as the Northeast regional Coach of the Year and received the Jack Bennett Man of the Year Award from CollegeInsider.com.
 
While always advocating class and discipline, Anderson’s teams play with reckless abandon, hustling on defense and diving for loose balls. His teams have finished above .500 nine times in the past 11 years, including six 20-win campaigns, and posted a .652 winning percentage since 2001.
 
Anderson arrived at MIT via Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., where he graduated in 1986. After a senior stint as captain, Anderson remained at his alma mater as an Assistant Coach. While maintaining his devotion to the game of hoops and to Rust, he eventually assumed additional roles as the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Student Activities.

Rob DiBernardo
Rob DiBernardo
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 5th at MIT
Previous College: Boston University

Rob Di Bernardo is entering his fifth season as part of the MIT coaching staff.

Prior to joining the Engineers, Rob developed his coaching and administrative skills as Assistant Dean of Students and Varsity Men’s Basketball coach at The Cambridge School of Weston. During his 11 year career at The Cambridge School Rob had many roles, his work as head coach (2004-2009) led to one of the school’s proudest athletic achievements. Over the years, the program compiled a record of 71-32 with an unprecedented five-straight NEPSAC tournament appearances, and winning its first-ever NEPSAC Class DII championship in his final year.

In 2010, Rob was assistant coach to Rick Nault at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The team captured the MIAA Division 1 state title in an incredible championship run culminating in a thrilling one-point victory in the state title game. The team finished the season with a 26-1 record and went undefeated in the Merrimack Valley Conference.

Rob holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Boston University. Rob will continue his education at Boston University, seeking licensure in Sports Psychology.

Brian Emerson
Brian Emerson
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 2nd at MIT
Previous College: Williams '12

Brian Emerson is in his second season on Larry Anderson’s staff at MIT.

Prior to joining the MIT men’s basketball staff, Emerson worked as a member of the senior staff at Fidelity House, a United Way sponsored youth center. He supervised a wide range of activities, focusing mostly on athletics, including basketball clinics and coaching 15-year old AAU team, the Fidelity House Kings.

A native of Arlington, Massachusetts, Emerson graduated in 2012 from Williams College with a BA in psychology. He was a four-year member of the Ephs basketball team, spending one season as team captain.

Sean Spellman
Sean Spellman
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 2nd at MIT
Previous College: Springfield '13

Sean Spellman is in his second season as a part of the MIT men’s basketball coaching staff. Prior to joining the Engineers’ staff he was a volunteer coach with AAU programs and worked several basketball camps, including Coach Bob Hurley’s Basketball Camp the last two years.

A 2013 graduate of Springfield College with a degree in Sport Management, he was a member of the Pride basketball team for one season. In high school Spellman was a three-sport captain at The Roxbury Latin School in Boston. He was all-league and all-scholastic in performer in football, an all-league selection in basketball and played baseball.

Indran Ratnathicam
Indran Ratnathicam
Title: Leadership/Alumni Relations
Email: indran@alum.mit.edu
Year: 17th at MIT
Previous College: MIT '98

Indran Ratnathicam has served on the MIT coaching staff for the past 16 seasons. He focuses primarily on leadership development and alumni relations in addition to practice and game preparation, on-the-floor coaching, player development and recruiting. Prior to becoming a coach, Indran was a four-year player on the MIT basketball team, where he was co-captain of the 1997-98 campaign that finished 18-7 under Head Coach Larry Anderson.

Ratnathicam graduated from MIT in 1998, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Since "leaving" MIT, he has pursued a full-time career in technology and business, and is currently a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group.

Ratnathicam, known as "Indy" to the players and staff, is originally from Vancouver, Wash.