(Carlisle, Pa.) - Adam Spinella (Dickinson '14) returns to his alma mater to join the coaching staff as an assistant with the men's basketball program. Spinella is no stranger to Dickinson basketball after serving as a student assistant coach as an undergrad. He comes most recently from Washington & Jefferson where he spent two seasons as the Intern Assistant Coach under former Red Devil assistant Ethan Stewart-Smith.
Prior to joining the W&J staff, Spinella served as a Boys Basketball Coach at Culver Academies, a college prep boarding school located in Culver, Indiana. His experience as a coach at Culver Academies spanned three years as the lead varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach. Spinella helped lead the 2016-17 team to a 21-3 overall record, the program's second Sectional Championship and the No. 1 ranking in the state of Indiana for the first time in school history.
A 2014 graduate of Dickinson College, Spinella spent three years as the men's basketball student assistant under Head Coach Alan Seretti. Spinella was active in coaches meetings, video scouting and individual player development during his three years at Dickinson and was tasked with putting together the preseason workout program prior to the 2013-14 season.
In addition, Spinella was able to expand his coaching experience through various prospect and instructional camps including Dickinson's Red Devils Camps, prospect camps at Case Western Reserve University and Marietta College, Paul Hogan's Shooter's Gold Basketball Camps in New Hampshire and both Hoop Group Skills and Elite camps.
During his time at Dickinson Spinella also held a Resident Advisor position for three years and was a founder and President of the Red Devil Sports Network (RDSN).
Spinella received a degree in Political Science from Dickinson and served as a teaching intern at Breakthrough Collaborative and the St. Paul's Advanced Studies Program in New Hampshire during the summers of 2012 and 2013, respectively. He holds a master's degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.