Ryan  Harkins
Ryan Harkins

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Ryan Harkins enters his first season on Jimmy Patsos' staff as the Saints' director of basketball operations. Harkins joins the program after spending the previous two years as a graduate assistant and video coordinator for reigning National Champion Villanova.

"Ryan knows the league well having graduated from Marist and is a hard worker who is always striving to improve his skills," said Patsos.

Villanova amassed a 68-8 record in Harkins' two seasons, culminating with the program's second National Championship in April. He oversaw a 10-man student manager staff along with two graduate assistants, and assisted in monitoring the student athletes' academic progress. Additionally, he assisted with the planning and implementation of the on-campus visits of high school prospects, and was responsible for the social media coverage of the basketball program.

"I would like to thank Coach (Jay) Wright and the Villanova coaching staff for giving me the incredible opportunity to both learn and grown the past two seasons," noted Harkins. "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a great mentor in Coach Patsos and am looking forward to working with the rest of the staff and this team as we build towards our goal of winning a MAAC Championship."

A 2014 graduate of Marist, Harkins received his bachelor's degree in communications with a minor degree in sports management. A native of Rockville Centre, New York, he spent two years as an undergraduate serving as a student manager for the Red Foxes' basketball team. Harkins is currently enrolled in Villanova's Education Leadership program and is on track to graduate this summer with his master's in education.