Brian Blaney
    Brian Blaney

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Alma Mater:
    Roanoke College


    Brian Blaney enters his third season as an assistant coach at Providence College.

    Before coming to Providence, Blaney spent three seasons as an assistant men's basketball coach under Ed Cooley at Fairfield University. In his three seasons at Fairfield, the team posted a 65-34 mark (.657). Blaney helped the Stags post a school-record 25 wins and capture a Metro Atlantic regular season title in 2010-11. The team finished with a 25-8 mark and advanced to the second round of the NIT. In 2009-10, Fairfield recorded a 23-11 mark and earned the team's first post-season berth since 2003.

    Prior to coaching at Fairfield, Blaney spent four seasons as a member of the Loyola College basketball staff. He was an assistant coach with the Greyhounds for the first two seasons before moving into the associate head coach position for 2006-07 and 2007-08.

    Blaney was an assistant coach for one year at Miami (Ohio) University under Herb Sendek. He helped the team earn a berth to the 1996 National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and coached Wally Szczerbiak through his first year as a college player.

    From there, Blaney accepted an assistant coaching position at George Washington University, where he worked with Mike Jarvis for two seasons and Tom Penders for one year. During his tenure, the Colonials participated in one NIT (1997) and two NCAA Tournaments (1998 and 1999).

    After his three-year stay with George Washington, Blaney joined Nick Macarchuk's staff at Fordham University. He stayed with Macarchuk when he took the Stony Brook University position, leading the Seawolves transition from Division II to Division I. Blaney stayed on staff for five years, leaving the program following the 2003-04 campaign.

    He began his coaching career as an assistant at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., where he spent one season following his graduation from Roanoke College in 1994.

    At Roanoke College, Blaney helped lead the Maroons to a 61-20 record during his four-year career, and a berth to the Division III Tournament as a senior. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology.

    He is the son of former coach George Blaney, who served as the head coach at the College of the Holy Cross and Seton Hall University and associate head coach at the University of Connecticut.

    BIRTHDATE: March 19, 1971
    FAMILY:  Wife, Tara; Daughter, Brooke (2)
    HIGH SCHOOL: St. John's Shrewsbury '89; Worcester Academy '90
    COLLEGE: Roanoke College '94 - Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
    COACHING:
    Assistant Coach, Providence College, 2011-Present
    Assistant Coach, Fairfield University, 2008-11
    Assoc. Head Coach, Loyola College, 2006-08
    Assistant Coach, Loyola College, 2004-06
    Assistant Coach, Stony Brook, 1999-04
    Assistant Coach, George Washington, 1996-99
    Assistant Coach, Miami (Ohio), 1995-96
    Assistant Coach, Hargrave Military Academy, 1994-95