Barry Rohrssen | Assistant Coach
Veteran Division I coach Barry Rohrssen is in his first season as associate head coach of the St. John's men's basketball team. Rohrssen brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to the program, including five seasons as a head coach at Manhattan College from 2006-2011.
The Brooklyn native is coming off a historic run in the 2014-15 season at the University of Kentucky. Rohrssen served as an assistant on Hall of Fame Coach John Calipari's staff, and helped lead the Wildcats to a 38-1 record and the program's second-straight Final Four appearance.
Prior to his time at Kentucky, Rohrssen served his second stint as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2013-14 season when he helped lead the Panthers to a 26-10 record and NCAA Tournament berth. Before returning to Pitt, Rohrssen worked for the Portland Trail Blazers organization in 2012-13 assisting their NBA Development League team.
On April 25, 2006, Rohrssen was named the 22nd head men's basketball coach at Manhattan College. He arrived back in his native New York after spending seven seasons as an assistant at Pittsburgh. Rohrssen mentored seven all-conference players and seven 1,000-point scorers at Manhattan, including two of the top-eight scorers in program history.
Three of his recruits led Manhattan to the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship. The senior trio accounted for more than 50 percent of the team's scoring en route to the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in a decade. Rohrssen also improved academic progress ratings at Manhattan as he graduated every player that stayed for four years and dramatically elevated the school's basketball NCAA Academic Progress Rate.
Rohrssen played a vital role in Pittsburgh's rise to prominence from 1999-2006 as an original member of Ben Howland's staff. During a five-year period, he helped guide Pitt to a 133-33 overall record (.801 winning percentage), a 59-21 BIG EAST regular season record (.738 winning percentage), four BIG EAST Championships (three regular season), three NCAA Sweet 16 berths and five-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In addition, Pitt won its first-ever BIG EAST Tournament title in 2003. At Pitt, he served in three different capacities including the associate head coach under Jamie Dixon from 2004-06, assistant coach (2001-04) and director of operations (1999-2001).
Prior to his first stint at Pitt, Rohrssen served as the director of operations at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 1995-99 under head coach Bill Bayno. During Rohrssen's time at UNLV, the program experienced a resurgence as the Runnin' Rebels captured the 1998 Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship and advanced to postseason play in three of his four years. Rohrssen's duties included serving as a liaison to the athletic administration and other school officials, coordinating student-athletes' games, practice and daily schedules as well as serving as UNLV's director of summer basketball camps.
He also worked as an assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Francis Brooklyn from 1993-95 under head coach Ron Ganulin. He was responsible for organizing the film exchange program to scout upcoming opponents, overseeing the strength and conditioning program and monitoring the student-athletes' academic performance. Rohrssen played for the Terriers from 1981-83 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 1983.
Rohrssen also has extensive international coaching experience. In both 1991 and 1992, Rohrssen represented the United States at the World International Championships in both Poland and England, respectively. He also co-coached an American All-Star team in 1998 that finished 5-0 in Tahiti. In 2000, he served as an assistant coach with a USA Junior Team that competed at an international tournament in Leon, Spain. Later that summer, Rohrssen helped lead a New York City squad to a gold medal title at the 2000 Empire State Games.
Rohrssen has supported a variety of charitable efforts, including the V Foundation for cancer research. During the summer of 2008, he traveled to Iraq and Kuwait with a select group of NCAA basketball coaches to visit American troops as part of a goodwill program "Operation Hardwood V," sponsored by the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment. In 2009, Rohrssen was asked to take part in "Operation Hoop Talk" in Afghanistan. Both tours began with visits in the nation's capital to meet with wounded soldiers.
Rohrssen played in the Catholic High School Athletic Association at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn and is a member of the school's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Matt Abdelmassih | Assistant Coach
One of the top young recruiters in the country, St. John's alumnus and former Red Storm men's basketball student manager Matt Abdelmassih is in his first season as an assistant coach at his alma mater.
Abdelmassih returns to St. John's after five seasons with Iowa State, where he spent the past four seasons as an assistant to head coach Fred Hoiberg and helped guide the Cyclones to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
An assistant director of operations for Iowa State in 2010-11, Abdelmassih was promoted to assistant coach in April of 2011. In his four seasons as an assistant coach, Iowa State amassed a 99-40 (.712) record, won back-to-back Big 12 Tournament titles (2014-15), made four-straight trips to the "Big Dance" (2012-15) and reached one NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (2014).
Abdelmassih was instrumental in making Iowa State one of the primary destinations for some of the top transfers in the country, including DeAndre Kane and Royce White.
Recruited by Abdelmassih, Kane helped lead a 2013-14 squad that advanced to just the fourth Sweet 16 in program-history and finished with a 28-8 mark that included a school-record nine wins against ranked teams. Kane earned All-America, first team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year accolades. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the Big 12 Tournament.
Another Abdelmassih recruit, White was the only Division I player to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks and steals in 2011-12. White earned All-America honors, was a unanimous first team All-Big 12 choice and was the 16th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Iowa State made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 during Abdelmassih's first season as an assistant, as the Cyclones appeared in the Associated Press' top-25 poll for the first time since 2005 and defeated two top-10 teams (Kansas and Baylor).
Prior to his time at Iowa State, Abdelmassih worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Abdelmassih joined the Timberwolves staff in 2008 as a basketball operations intern and worked directly with the coaching staff. Abdelmassih then moved to the front office in 2009-10 with a promotion to basketball operations assistant, a role in which he handled salary cap issues, draft preparation, scouting and free agent analysis.
Abdelmassih was a student manager for the St. John's men's basketball team from 2003-07. During his tenure with the Red Storm, Abdelmassih assisted the director of basketball operations with travel, video and camp responsibilities.
A 2007 graduate of St. John's, Abdelmassih earned a bachelor's degree in sports management.
Greg St. Jean | Assistant Coach
Greg St. Jean is in his first season as an assistant coach on the St. John’s men’s basketball staff. He brings a dynamic player development skill set combined with an NBA background to the program.
St. Jean spent the last two years working for the Sacramento Kings, most recently serving as the assistant player development coach during the 2014-2015 season. In this role, he helped manage the on-court training of Kings players, which included working with 2015 All-NBA Second Team selection and NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, through implementing video and skill development sessions. St. Jean also generated extensive personnel reports and statistical analysis that were instrumental in the scouting process.
A member of the 2014 Sacramento Kings Summer League coaching staff, St. Jean helped guide the team to a 6-1 record en route to a league championship, and mentored NBA lottery picks Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas. He was elevated to an analytics and player development position prior to the 2014-15 season and worked with Rudy Gay, a former All-BIG EAST First Team honoree and Second Team All-American, as well as current Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas.
The San Francisco Bay Area native joined the Kings organization prior to the 2013-14 campaign as a member of the video operations department. St. Jean was responsible for film break down of the team’s individual workouts, practices, games, and upcoming opponents. He assisted with all on-court activities and managed intercollegiate and international video analysis for the NBA Draft and free agency.
St. Jean spent two summers with the Brooklyn Nets where he assisted with the NBA Draft combine, free agent minicamp, summer league practices, and player development workouts. He was a member of the Nets coaching staff for the NBA Summer League in Orlando. He was responsible for managing in-game statistics, film preparation, scouting, and all on-court activities.
A three-year team captain at Wesleyan University, St. Jean ranked in the top-10 of NCAA Division III in free-throw shooting percentage (89.3) as a freshman. He helped lead the Cardinals to the program’s single-season wins record in 2011-12 and was a member of Wesleyan’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). His father, Garry St. Jean, coached 17 years in the NBA and was the Golden State Warriors general manager from 1998-2004.
Mitch Richmond | Assistant Coach
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, six-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection Mitch Richmond is in his first season as a special assistant with the St. John’s men’s basketball program.
One of the premier shooting guards in NBA history, Richmond will immediately enhance the program by assisting the staff with team activities, planning practice and analyzing film. He will also be involved in developing strategy as well as serving as an ambassador for the program at University functions and community events.
Richmond was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 after playing 14 years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of the Lakers 2002 NBA Championship team. Richmond scored 20,497 points in his NBA career and had his No. 2 jersey retired by the Kings after playing seven seasons with the organization.
A two-time Olympian, Richmond won a gold medal with the United States Olympic Team (Dream Team III) at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
Following his Hall of Fame playing career, Richmond spent six years working in the Golden State Warriors front office. He rejoined the organization in 2004 as a Special Assistant, serving in the role for three seasons before being promoted to the Director of Player Personnel from 2007-2009. For the past two years (2013-2015), Richmond worked with the Sacramento Kings organization as Special Assistant to the General Manger.
The Kansas State alumnus was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Warriors. He joined forces with Mullin and Tim Hardaway to form “Run TMC”, the highest scoring trio in the NBA. Richmond was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year after averaging 22.0 points per game his first season in the league.
Richmond went on to average 21.0 or more points in each of his first 10 professional seasons becoming one of just 10 players in NBA history to do so, joining the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Oscar Robertson.
Over his NBA career, Richmond appeared in 976 games and averaged 21.0 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 39.0 percent from 3-point range. He also recorded 3,801 rebounds, 3,398 assists and 1,211 steals in the league. Richmond was named to the NBA All-Star team each season from 1993-98 and garnered All-Star Game Most Valuable Player honors in 1995 in Phoenix.
Richmond’s No. 23 was retired by Kansas State honoring a remarkable two-year career under head coach Lon Kruger. The Wildcats’ back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament were fueled by Richmond’s program-record 1,327 points over a two-year career. He garnered consensus All-America honors after leading the Wildcats to the 1988 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Final.
As a senior, Richmond led Kansas State’s run to the Elite Eight and broke the single-season scoring record with 786 points. The Wildcats matched a then program-record with 25 victories, while also finishing second in the Big Eight Conference. He averaged 22.6 points and shot 51.4 percent to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists during the historic 1987-88 campaign.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native made an immediate impact at Kansas State in 1986-87 after transferring from Moberly Community College (Mo.) where he played for head coach Dana Altman. Richmond helped guide the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in five years, averaging 18.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Richmond still ranks in the top-10 for 21 single-game, season and career records at Kansas State. He was inducted into the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, and was honored in 2003 as a member of the Kansas State All-Century Basketball Team.
Dan Matic | Director of Basketball Operations
In his first season as director of basketball operations for the St. John's men's basketball program, Dan Matic brings a variety of experience from the NCAA Division I, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), junior college and international levels.
Matic provides day-to-day administrative support within the men's basketball program. His responsibilities include coordinating travel, managing game day operations, maintaining the team's calendar, and serving as the program liaison for athletic administrative areas along with community service. Matic will also assist in coordinating on-campus recruiting activities.
The Brooklyn native spent the last two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of South Alabama on Matthew Graves' staff. In each of his two seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15), Matic helped assemble a recruiting class that was the highest rated in the Sun Belt Conference and ranked in the top-80 nationally. The Jaguars signed 15 players during his two seasons in Mobile, Ala.
Prior to South Alabama, Matic was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Eastern Illinois for the 2012-13 campaign. The Panthers qualified for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time in three years, while one of his recruits, Alex Austin, led all OVC freshmen in scoring.
Matic began his collegiate coaching career in 2011-12 as an assistant at Olney Central College in Olney, Ill. In his one season at OCC, the Blue Knights won 27 games and captured the Great Rivers Athletic Conference championship for the first time in 14 years. Olney earned a second place finish in the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament, the school's best finish since 1994. Matic also mentored GRAC Player of the Year Trivante Bloodman during his time at Olney.
As a video coordinator for USA Basketball in 2009, Matic accompanied the team to the World University Games in Serbia. Team USA, led by Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, took home the bronze medal. Matic moved on to Wisconsin-Milwaukee for two seasons, serving as a graduate assistant and academic mentor under head coach Rob Jeter. The Panthers won the Horizon League regular-season championship and participated in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Matic launched his coaching career in 2001 with the AAU program Team Takeover in New York City. He spent six years as the head coach, leading the team to a sixth place finish at AAU nationals in 2005. The program produced 16 NCAA Division I players during his tenure, including future NBA players Devin Ebanks and Ed Davis.
Matic lettered four years at Trinity International University and pursued a professional playing career in Spain and Cyprus.
Luca Virgilio | Graduate Assistant Coach
Luca Virgilio is in his second season serving as a graduate assistant with the St. John’s men’s basketball program. Virgilio is pursuing a master’s degree in sport management with a concentration in international dimension of sport.
Hailing from Italy, Virgilio earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Universita degil Studi de Roma Tre in 2009 and a master’s of science in business administration at Tor Vergata School of Economics in 2014.
Virgilio oversees the group of team managers and assists with the preparation of statistical analysis and scouting reports. Virgilio also helps manage the team’s schedule, organizes travel, provides administrative support and assists in the coordination of on-campus recruiting activities.
In his first season with the program, Virgilio was part of St. John’s run to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. He aided both the assistant to the head coach and director of basketball operations with administrative responsibilities and team operations.
Dru Anthrop | Graduate Assistant Coach
Following a two-year stint as a film coordinator with the Indiana Pacers organization, Dru Anthrop is in his first season as a graduate assistant with the St. John's men's basketball program.
In his role with the Pacers, Anthrop provided opponent game film breakdown to head coach Frank Vogel and his staff, and researched statistics for scouting reports and team analysis. Anthrop was responsible for creating video edits on NBA Draft prospects and helped manage a database of scouting video for NBA, NCAA and international competition.
On the court, Anthrop assisted in the training and development of the Pacers players and pre-draft workouts. He worked as an assistant coach for the Pacers during the 2015 NBA Summer League in Orlando.
Anthrop, a four-year letterwinner and team captain at Purdue under head coach Matt Painter, was part of three NCAA Tournament teams (2010, 2011, 2012) and won a Big Ten Championship in 2010. The Lafayette, Ind., native graduated with the winningest class in Boilermaker men's basketball history.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Anthrop was one of only six Big Ten players to be named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court in 2011-12. He also received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2013, an honor presented to individuals who distinguish themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.