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LOUDONVILLE — New Siena Basketball Head Coach Jamion Christian has announced his inaugural staff for the 2018-19 season. Assistant coaches Graham Bousley, Ryan Devlin, and Carmen Maciariello ‘01, and director of basketball operations Harley Fuller comprise Christian’s first Siena staff.

“I’m excited to have a group of men that can get to work together with enthusiasm and passion for a great place in Siena,” said Christian. “Those who support and love our program deserve a staff who will work with diligence and persistence to get us back to the top of the MAAC.”

Bousley joins the Saints after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach under Christian at Mount St. Mary’s University. Bousley, who brings six years of collegiate experience with him to Loudonville, will serve as both Siena’s recruiting and offensive coordinator as part of his official duties.

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“Graham is a great offensive mind who has a strong understanding of the game,” noted Christian. “I’m excited and looking forward to sharing this opportunity with him.”

Bousley helped guide Mount St. Mary’s to 38 overall wins including a stellar 26-10 (.722) record in Northeast Conference action over his two seasons as an assistant coach under Christian. The Mount captured both the NEC Regular Season and Tournament Championships during his first season on staff in 2016-17, culminating with an NCAA Tournament appearance and First Four victory over New Orleans.

Bousley helped steer Mount St. Mary’s to an 18-14 overall record including a tied for second place finish in the NEC with a 12-6 league mark last season. Under his offensive leadership, the Mount both led the NEC and ranked 19th nationally in made threes per game (10.1), and 49th in three-point field goal percentage (.379). The Mountaineers also led the conference in assists (14.0), and ranked 56th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27).

Bousley previously served as the director of basketball operations at Rice University (2014-16), after first entering the ranks as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (2012-14) under Shaka Smart. VCU made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances while amassing 53 wins during his two seasons on staff.

Bousley is a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he served as the head student manager of the men’s basketball team during his senior season for Bo Ryan’s Badgers. A native of Los Angeles, Bousley played his high school basketball at Campbell Hall where he was a teammate of NBA stars Jrue and Justin Holliday, and posted a 91-7 (.929) overall record highlighted by a pair of state championships over his three varsity seasons on the squad.

A 13-year veteran of the coaching profession encompassing various roles within the collegiate, high school, and AAU levels, Devlin will serve as the Saints’ specialist coordinator as part of his official duties.

“Ryan is someone who I’ve wanted to work with for a long time,” explained Christian. “I’ve always loved his ability to connect with families and recruits, and I think his hunger is exactly what we need right now.”

Devlin joins the Saints after spending the previous year with the Albany City Rocks AAU program, where he served as a coach for both the U16 and U17 squads. Devlin first entered the Division I ranks at Penn State, where he spent four seasons as the director of player development under head coach Patrick Chambers from 2013-17, and was instrumental in the development of 2018 NBA Second Round draft pick Tony Carr.

Devlin was an assistant coach at the College of Southern Idaho from 2009-13, which he helped guide to the 2011 NJCAA National Championship. The Golden Eagles posted a 105-32 (.766) overall record and also won the 2011 and 2012 Region 18 regular season and tournament championships during his tenure. Devlin aided in the development of nearly 20 student athletes who went on to compete at the Division I level, highlighted by 2011 NJCAA National Player of the Year and former Dallas Mavericks guard Pierre Jackson.

Devlin previously spent the 2008-09 season working under Hall of Famer and two-time National High School Coach of the Year Stu Vetter at perennial national powerhouse Montrose Christian School in Maryland, which he helped guide to a 21-3 record and peak national ranking of No. 1 by the Washington Post. He played an integral role in recruiting future NBA lottery pick Terrence Ross and Villanova standout Mouphtaou Yarou to the school. Devlin first entered the coaching ranks with a two-year stint as an assistant at Bowling Brook Preparatory School in Maryland from 2005-07, before spending the 2007-08 season as both an assistant and later the interim head coach at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland.

A native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Devlin is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He starred in both basketball and baseball at Waynesboro High, before going on to pitch collegiately at both Hagerstown Community College and Pitt.

A 2001 graduate of Siena College who previously served as the Saints’ director of basketball operations during the 2005-06 season, Maciariello returns to his alma mater after spending the past four seasons as an assistant coach at George Washington University. He will serve as Siena’s defensive coordinator as part of his official duties.

“It’s great to be able to bring Carm back home,” remarked Christian. “I thought it was important to have someone on staff who both understood the Capital Region and Siena. His connection to Northeast recruiting and to Siena’s history is invaluable.”

In 10 seasons as a Division I assistant coach at George Washington (2014-18), Boston University (2011-14), and Fairfield University (2008-11), Maciariello’s teams have made seven national postseason tournament appearances while averaging 20.7 wins and a .614 winning percentage. He’s also helped guide those programs to a 113-63 (.642) conference mark and, including his time as an undergraduate at Siena, has won a conference regular season or postseason title at each school.

George Washington amassed 85 wins and made three national postseason tournament appearances over Maciariello’s four seasons with the program. The Colonials captured the 2016 NIT Championship, while winning a program-record 28 games. Maciariello assisted Boston University to 57 victories, a 38-12 (.760) league record, and a pair of national postseason tournament appearances over his three seasons working under head coach Joe Jones. Maciariello landed his first Division I assistant coaching position under head coach Ed Cooley at Fairfield, where he helped guide the Stags to a 65-34 (.657) overall record, a 37-17 (.685) mark in the MAAC, and a pair of national postseason tournament appearances in his three seasons with the program, highlighted by an NIT Second Round appearance in 2011.

Maciariello first entered the collegiate ranks as the director of basketball operations during the 2005-06 season with the Saints under new head coach and 2017 Siena Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Fran McCaffery. In his lone season with the program, the Saints posted a nine-win improvement from the previous campaign to help lay the groundwork for the greatest three-year run in Siena Basketball history which yielded a trio of MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances from 2008-10.

Maciariello graduated cum laude from Siena in 2001. He helped guide the Saints to 20 wins and a share of the MAAC Regular Season Championship under head coach Louis Orr during his senior season, after having sat out the previous year per NCAA transfer regulations following his matriculation from the University of New Hampshire. A native of nearby Clifton Park, New York, Maciariello was inducted into the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. A 1996 graduate of Shenendehowa High School, he was named the Albany Times Union Player of the Year after guiding the Plainsmen to a 22-2 overall record and Section II Championship.

Fuller joins the Saints after spending the past season as the director of scouting and analytics for Christian at Mount St. Mary’s. A native of nearby Gloversville, New York, Fuller spent the two seasons prior to his appointment at the Mount locally as both an assistant coach with the Albany City Rocks AAU program, and as the head coach at Mayfield High School from 2015-17.

“Harley has such a great connection with how we want to do things here,” said Christian. “Additionally, being from the Capital Region, he has the ability to connect with local high school coaches, and I felt that was very important as we want to be the place that our community supports, and I wanted to have someone on staff with close community ties.”

Fuller, who was promoted to director of scouting and analytics after beginning last season as a graduate assistant with Mount St. Mary’s, was part of a team which posted an 18-14 overall record including a tied for second place finish in the Northeast Conference with a 12-6 league mark. Fuller developed scouting reports and crunched the numbers for a Mount team which led the NEC and ranked 19th nationally in threes (10.1), 34th in turnover margin (+2.7), and 49th in three-point field goal percentage (.379). Additionally, the Mountaineers ranked 15th nationally in fewest fouls (15.4), 26th in fewest turnovers (11.0), and 56th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27), while also pacing the NEC in averaging 14.0 assists.

After starring locally at Broadalbin-Perth High School, Fuller played his first two seasons of collegiate basketball at nearby SUNY Cobleskill, which he led to the 2008 NJCAA Final Four and Region 3 Championship. He was a two-time All-Region 3 and All-Mountain Valley Conference selection while playing for New York State Hall of Fame Head Coach Kevin McCarthy, and currently holds both the school’s career (439) and single-game (13) assists records.

Fuller played his junior season at Division I Florida International University, before concluding his collegiate career at Molloy College, where he averaged 10 points and six assists as a senior, and holds both the program’s single-season (181) and single-game (13) assists benchmarks.

Fuller played professionally for five seasons in both Germany and Argentina, accumulating more than 1,500 points and over 550 assists. He played with Treis Karden (2010-11), Weissenhorn (2011-12), and Giessen (2014-15) in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga, and with 9 De Julio (2012-14) in Argentina’s TNA league.