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 21st 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 107-year history.
Anderson has guided MIT to NCAA tournament appearances in six of the past seven seasons, highlighted by a run to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2012. During that time the Engineers have captured four NEWMAC tournament titles and Anderson has earned a pair of NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors. Tech has compiled a 150-48 record since 2008-09, winning 20 games six times and setting a program record with 29 wins in 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 and regularly ranking among the nations top defensive squads. His teams have finished above .500 12 times in the past 14 years, including seven 20-win campaigns over that span.
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.
Matt Stansky was promoted to associate head coach in August of 2015 after spending one season as an assistant on Larry Anderson’s staff.
At MIT, Stansky is responsible for recruiting, player development, opponent scouting, film breakdown and video analysis. During his tenure, he has helped MIT to an 18-8 season, a NEWMAC semi-finals appearance, and a league-high academic recognition of placing 10 players on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.
While an undergraduate at Duke University, Stansky served as a scout team practice player for the women's basketball team under head coach Joanne P. McCallie. Stansky’s role involved assisting player development and scouting opponents. During his time with the Blue Devils, the team compiled a 62-10 record and reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament both seasons. He was also a part of the 2010 and 2011 ACC tournament champions and ACC regular season co-champions in 2010 and 2011. While at Duke, Stansky had the opportunity to work with several current and former WNBA players.
Stansky has been involved in youth basketball since 2008, coaching with the John Avery Boys and Girls Club in Durham, N.C. for three years where he lead a boys team in the Durham Jr. NBA Basketball League.
A 2011 Duke graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Stansky also worked as a high yield debt research analyst for Fidelity Investments prior to joining the MIT program. He is also a board member of the Duke Alumni Association of Boston.
In addition to his team duties, Stansky has worked a number of basketball camps including Coach K's Basketball Camp, the Holy Cross Basketball Camp, and the HoopMountain Academic Camp held at Brandies University.
Stansky is a graduate of Noble & Greenough High School in Dedham, Mass and is a native of Boston.
|Year:||6th at MIT|
|Previous College:||Boston University|
Rob Di Bernardo is entering his sixth 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.
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Ithaca College '07|
Joining the MIT men’s basketball coaching staff for 2015-16 is Tyler Papadinis.
Prior to joining the Engineers, Papadinis coached for seven seasons at the University of Massachusetts Boston. For the 2014-15 season he was promoted to Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach and helped lead the Beacons to their best record in nine seasons.
Prior to his arrival at UMass Boston, Papadinis worked for the NBA’s New York Knicks. As a Basketball Operations Intern, Papadinis worked directly with players, coaches and staff members at the Knick’s training facility in Tarrytown, New York.
A 2007 Ithaca College graduate with a BS in sports management, Papadinis gained experience in collegiate athletics through Ithaca College and Cornell University’s athletic departments. He later received his MBA from UMass Boston in 2012. He currently works at Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury, Mass. and spends his summers working various basketball camps and clinics.
|Title:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Colby-Sawyer College '15|
Sandy Metellus is entering her first season as part of the MIT men's basketball coaching staff. Prior to joining the engineers' staff, Metellus interned with the MIT men's basketball team during the summer of 2015.
A 2015 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College with a BA degree in Sport Management and a certificate in coaching. She was a member of the Chargers basketball team for one season. In high school, Metellus was a two sport stand-out athlete in volleyball and basketball, earning dual county league all-star recognition for volleyball.
Indran "Indy" Ratnathicam has served on the MIT coaching staff for the past 17 seasons. He focuses primarily on alumni relations and leadership development 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.
Indy 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 Vice President of Marketing & Strategy at FirstFuel Software, an energy software start-up in Lexington, MA. Prior to this, Indy's non-basketball has included roles at the global consultancy, The Boston Consulting Group, and other startup and venture capital firms.
Indy is originally from Vancouver, WA.