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Ryan Whalen
Ryan  Whalen

Director of Basketball Operations

Alma Mater:
Saint Joseph's


Space Still Available at the 2016 SHU Basketball Camps for Boys and Girls

Sessions to be held June 27-30 and Aug. 1-4 at the Richie Regan Athletic & Recreation Center.


Sign Up for the 2015 SHU Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls

Boys and girls ages 5-17 welcome to sign up!

Phone: (973) 761-9070
Email: ryan.whalen@shu.edu

Ryan Whalen is in his fifth season with the Seton Hall men's basketball program. Whalen was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations for the 2014-15 season, previously serving as the Pirates' Director of Player Development and Coordinator of Basketball Operations. In total, Whalen has spent the last six years on head coach Kevin Willard's staff, coming to South Orange after one season at Iona. Whalen primarily aids in the development of scouting reports for opponents, film breakdown and exchange, and managing the program's extensive recruiting database.

Whalen served as the Pirates' video coordinator during the 2010-11 campaign, while also assisting with the program's day-to-day operations. He worked in the same capacity under Willard at Iona in 2009-10. Over the summer, Whalen organizes and serves as a lead administrator for the Kevin Willard Basketball Camp.

A 2008 graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa., Whalen first landed a spot as an administrative assistant and video coordinator at Towson University under head coach Pat Kennedy. During the 2008-09 season, Whalen was responsible for coordinating game tape exchange and managing the Tigers' student managers. While at Saint Joseph's, Whalen played two years of Junior Varsity basketball before being named a student assistant coach by head coach Phil Martelli.

Having developed a broad basketball background, Whalen has also had stints with the Hoop Group and the Philadelphia 76ers. He served as a part of the staff for a number of Hoop Group events before being named the Assistant Director of Elite Camps in 2009. In this role, Whalen helped recruit campers, organize and run a camp that included 70 high school teams. As an intern for the 76ers in the summer of 2007, he assisted coaches, players and team executives with day-to-day operations and during the NBA draft process.

Whalen's camp experience includes time as a counselor at the Duke University, Saint Joseph's University and Bob Hurley basketball camps. He has also worked closely with his father, Joe Whalen, a long time area high school coach in running his own camp.

Whalen is a graduate of Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, N.J. where he lettered in basketball (shooting guard) and football (wide receiver and defensive back). He also was a member of a Jersey City Boys Club AAU basketball team that won five straight New Jersey state titles.

Ryan and his wife the former Amy Iuliano, were married in 2012 and together have one son, Colin Joseph, who was born in May of 2014.