Papadinis Accepts Head Coaching Position at Rhodes College

Papadinis Accepts Head Coaching Position at Rhodes College

Cambridge, Mass. (August 8) -- MIT men's basketball associate head coach Tyler Papadinis has resigned his position at MIT and has been named as the head coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. after three years as a member of the Engineers' men's basketball staff.

"Tyler has been a head coach in waiting and has earned the opportunity to realize his dream of moving one seat over," said MIT men's basketball head coach Larry Anderson. "If anyone dares to take a sharp look at what we've accomplished during Tyler's time with us at MIT, you'd be hard pressed not to spot his finger prints all over our program. Tyler, without question, is one of the true rising stars in our profession."

While he has been on the MIT staff for the last three years, Papadinis spent the last two years as the program's associate head coach. During his time in Cambridge, the Engineers posted a 66-20 overall record that included back-to-back NEWMAC Championships and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 2017-18, the Engineers advanced to the Elite Eight while finishing with a 25-6 final mark and a national ranking of No. 9 in the country.

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 men's basketball associate head coach and helped lead the Beacons to their best record in nine seasons.

Before his time 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 Bachelor of Science degree in sports management, Papadinis gained experience in collegiate athletics through Ithaca College and Cornell University's athletic departments and later earned his MBA from UMass Boston in 2012.

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