May 1, 2013
Luke D'Alessio and Lucious Jordan have been hired as assistant men's basketball coaches at Siena. They begin their new duties immediately.
D'Alessio just finished his third season under head coach Jimmy Patsos at Loyola, where he assisted with all aspects of the program, including: recruiting, scouting and player development. D'Alessio helped the Loyola program achieve great success in his three seasons, highlighted by a 47-21 record the last two years and a NCAA Second Round Tournament appearance in 2012.
D'Alessio enjoyed great success at Division II Bowie State before arriving in Baltimore. He compiled a 199-96 record over 10 seasons as head coach, and orchestrated three consecutive trips to the National Tournament (2002-2005) and a trip to the 2003 NCAA Division II Final Four. In his second season, he led the Bulldogs to their first winning record (19-9) in 30 years, and the NCAA appearances were the first in the history of the school.
After leaving Bowie, D'Alessio worked as head coach for the UCC Blue Demons, a professional team in Cork, Ireland. He led the Blue Demons to a 16-8 final record (.667) in 2009-10, and a berth in the national league championship playoffs.
D'Alessio was the head coach at CCBC-Catonsville from 1993-1999, turning around a program that posted 14 consecutive losing seasons prior to his arrival. By his third season in 1995-96, the Cardinals were 28-7, beginning a string of four straight 20-win seasons. The 95-96 season ended with a trip to the JUCO Elite Eight following a Region XX Championship. D'Alessio's record during his tenure at CCBC-Catonsville was 124-52 (.700).
D'Alessio led both Bowie State (2005) and CCBC-Catonsville (1999) to No. 1 national rankings during his tenure.
D'Alessio is one of many coaches who learned under Jack Bruen at The Catholic University of America. D'Alessio was a two-time all-conference player for the Cardinals while scoring 936 points. After a short stint as the junior varsity coach at Good Counsel HS following his playing days, he returned to his alma mater to spend six seasons as an assistant, serving under both Bruen (1986-1989) and Bob Valvano (1989-1992). His players at Catholic included current Siena coach Jimmy Patsos.
D'Alessio graduated from Catholic with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1983. He and his wife Jacqui have three children: Jacob, Elena, and Alex.
Jordan recently completed a stint on the James Madison staff as director of operations. He helped the Dukes to their first CAA title and NCAA bid in 19 years, and the program's first NCAA win in 30 years.
Jordan is well known in the Capital Region basketball circuits, having graduated from UAlbany after transferring from Loyola in 2006.
During his collegiate time at UAlbany and Loyola, Jordan amassed 1,420 total points. As a senior in 2006, he helped lead the Great Danes to their first NCAA Tournament appearance, a hard-fought 72-59 loss to Connecticut in Philadelphia. Jordan shot 46% (30-for-65) from three-point range and 43% from the field in his final year with the program. As a junior, he scored 413 points, including 48 three-pointers, 138 rebounds, 65 assists and 40 steals. He was named Second Team All-Conference in 2005, and served as team captain as a junior and senior.
Jordan averaged 13.1 points per game as a freshman at Loyola en route to earning All-Rookie honors in the MAAC. He tallied 13.2 points per game to go with 53 assists, 101 rebounds and 41% shot from the floor as a sophomore.
Jordan's post-graduate coaching stints included: head coach of the Albany City Rocks AAU 16U team and the Green Tech Charter High School freshman squad, trainer and skill development coach for Rise Up Basketball in Albany and camp coach at the Nike Youth Pre-Draft Camp.
Those experiences followed a professional career that included stops with the Emmen Eagles of the Netherlands as well as the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Association.
Jordan achieved his bachelor's degree in communications and sociology from the University at Albany in 2006 and a minor in African American studies.