Tom Kiely enters his first season as basketball Director of Operations for the Institute.
He comes to VMI from Seton Hall University where he served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team for four years. Among his many responsibilities were to order and execute team meals, create and develop recruiting mail, film practice and games for breakdown and plan practice logistics. Tom was a member of the men's basketball staff for the 2016 Big East Tournament championship team.
Over this period the Averill Park, New York, native traveled with the team helping to coordinate meals and practice in addition to using Synergy SportsTech to chart statistics and other metrics. He also oversaw a group of 15 student managers to assist in practice and individual workouts.
From May 2016 to August 2018 Kiely served as a recruiting coordinator for Hoop Group in Reading, Pennsylvania, working closely with directors to find, evaluate and recruit top talent to the Elite Camp. He worked directly with the vice president on tasks such as running the camp draft, the All-Star meeting, and recruiting and registering campers for various sessions.
Other work experience includes serving as a camp counselor at Kevin Willard Basketball Camps from July 2015-18 and for Duke University Basketball Camps in July of 2015.
Kiely graduated from Seton Hall in May of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree with dual concentrations in marketing and management.