May 1, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Susan Robinson Fruchtl, who was recently appointed head women's basketball coach at Providence College, announced today (May 1, 2012), that Dario Hernandez will join her staff as an assistant coach. Hernandez will team with Dan Durkin and Kristeena Alexander, who were named assistant coaches for the Friars on April 18.
Hernanadez comes to Providence College after one season as an assistant coach under Robinson Fruchtl at Saint Francis (Pa.) during the 2011-12 campaign.
During his tenure with Saint Francis, Hernandez was responsible for point guard development, and coordinated the program's coaching clinic and team camp. Additionally, he assisted with the scout team and recruiting.
Hernandez also spent one season as an assistant coach of the women's basketball team at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. While with the Panthers, he was very active with the program's recruiting and scouting.
Hernandez received his bachelor's degree in recreation from Shaw University, where he also served as a student manager for the men's basketball team. As a manager, he assisted with individual workouts and player development, filmed games for the coaching staff, was solely responsible for perimeter player development and tutored players in a number of subjects.
Hernandez also served as a coach and counselor at several basketball camps, including Coach K's Duke Basketball Camp and Gary Williams' Basketball Camp. In addition to his coaching experience, Hernandez played one season for Schenectady County Community College and Southern Vermont College.
A native of Corona, N.Y., Hernandez worked at Big Apple Basketball in New York where he served as a coach, administrative assistant and an academic coordinator. He handled administrative duties and statistics for all summer league games, assisted with individual workouts and recruiting, managed players strength and conditioning workouts in the off-season and monitored academic grade reports.
FOR TRANSACTIONS: Dario Hernandez named assistant coach for women's basketball at Providence College.