Men's Basketball

Mitch Buonaguro  
Mitch Buonaguro

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Third Season


01/30/2014

Gameday Central - Siena vs. Manhattan (6 PM - ESPN3)

Saints Host Jaspers in Front End of Doubleheader at Times Union Center

01/16/2014

Gameday Central - Siena at Fairfield (6 PM - ESPN 3)

Saints Look to Bounce Back on National TV

10/02/2013

A Fresh Start for Siena Basketball

Troy Record Feature

08/22/2013

Siena Basketball Summer Preview

New Look Saints Tour Montreal August 23-29

07/18/2013

Breaking Down Siena's Nonconference Schedule

A Daly Dose of Hoops Blog

02/13/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Iona, Manhattan at Marist

Men's Basketball vs. Iona, Manhattan at Marist

11/30/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Vermont (11/9/12)

Photos from Siena's season-opening game against Vermont at Times Union Center

10/04/2012

Siena Basketball "Light the Night" Walk

Siena Basketball "Light the Night" Walk

04/11/2012

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinals

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinals

04/04/2012

Men's Basketball MAAC Quarterfinals

Men's Baskterball MAAC Quarterfinals

Mitch Buonaguro was named Siena's 15th head men's basketball coach on April 8, 2010.

Widely regarded as one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the country, Buonaguro has helped reenergize the Siena program in his six years (five as the lead assistant) with the program, helping the Saints to three consecutive MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament berths from 2008-2010.

Buonaguro has amassed over 30 years and 1,000 games of Division I coaching experience as both a head and assistant coach. He served as the head coach at fellow MAAC member Fairfield University from 1985-91 where he led the Stags to consecutive MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in his first two seasons. As a result, he was named National Rookie Coach of the Year by Basketball Times and District I Coach of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association and the NABC.

Prior to his appointment as the top assistant coach at Siena in 2005, Buonaguro made assistant coaching stops at Boston College (1975-77), Villanova (1977-85), Texas A&M (1991-96), Cleveland State (1996-03) and UNC-Greensboro (2003-05). As an assistant under legendary head coach Rollie Massimino at Villanova, Buonaguro helped guide the Wildcats to the 1985 National Championship.

A 1975 graduate of Boston College, Buonaguro was a four-year point guard of the Eagles basketball team from 1971-75. One of the few individuals to both play in and coach an NCAA Tournament game, Buonaguro scored four points for Boston College in its 1975 NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina. Buonaguro graduated cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and in 1977 he received a master's degree in secondary education.

Buonaguro has been inducted into two Hall of Fames. He is part of both the Bishop Loughlin Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, N.Y. and the Five-Star Basketball Camp Hall of Fame.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Buonaguro and his wife Suzin currently reside in nearby Ballston Lake. Mitch's son Michael is a 2009 graduate of Siena.

Men's Basketball Home

  Printer-friendly format   Email this article