Marcus Reilly
Marcus Reilly
Phone: 401-874-4649
Email: marcus_reilly@uri.edu
Position: Associate Head Coach
Experience: 7th year
Education: Trinity '99

Marcus Reilly enters his seventh season in 2018-19 as an associate head coach with Rhode Island.

Reilly came to the Rams after leading Division III Rhode Island College to a 25-4 record in 2011-12. That season, he led RIC to the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1985.

The 2011-12 New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Coach of the Year, Reilly guided his Anchorwomen to the school's first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles in his final season at RIC. In doing so, he earned the league's Coach of the Year award as well as the Cox Sports R.I. Basketball Media Tom Carmody Award - which signified him as the Coach of the Year among all of Rhode Island's collegiate women's basketball programs.

In his four seasons at Rhode Island College, Reilly complied a 71-37 (.657) record - the most wins and best winning percentage over any four-year span in school history. He also posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history, in addition to producing seven All-Conference honorees, a Rookie of the Year and a Defensive Player of the Year.

Reilly took over the RIC program after leading the Community College of Rhode Island to a 45-19 record and two straight Elite Eight appearances in 2006-07 and 2007-08. The two-year stint was his second at CCRI as he also served as the Knights' head coach from 2001-2003. During that span, he recruited and coached the school's first four All-Americans and first five Division I transfers.

Over his four years at the helm of the CCRI program, Reilly combined for an overall record of 77-37 (.675).

A native of Cranston, R.I., Reilly left the Ocean State in 2003 and spent three seasons in Alabama with Division I Jacksonville State. There, he served as the top assistant/recruiting coordinator and helped guide the Gamecocks to a program-best 18 wins as well as their first-ever trip to the Ohio Valley Conference semifinals. As the director of scouting, he was instrumental in Jacksonville's first-ever wins over opponents from Conference USA (UAB) and the SEC (Auburn). Reilly's recruiting and player development efforts at JSU helped produce three All-Conference and two All-Newcomer selections.

Before joining the college ranks, Reilly began his coaching career at Cranston High School West (1999-2001), where amassed a 24-17 record and led the team to its first and only appearance in the R.I. State Championship Game as Division I Central Champions. Five players from that team moved on to play college basketball at scholarship levels. He also mentored the Gatorade Player of the Year.

A four-year member of the men's basketball team at Trinity College (1995-99), Reilly helped lead the Bantams to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, including the NCAA Division III Elite Eight in 1998-99.

He is a member of the Women's Basketball Coach's Association (WBCA) and the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA).

Reilly, who attended Cranston West, currently resides in Kingston with his wife Lindsey their two sons, Owen and Jackson, and one daughter, Brooklyn.

updated: 9/21/18