LANCASTER, Pa. - Dickinson men's basketball head coach Alan Seretti has been named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year, while senior guard Ryan Robinson has been named to the Second Team All-Conference by the league as announced on Tuesday afternoon.
After a 4-21 season the last time the Red Devils played a full season, the Red and White were picked as the ninth-place team in the preseason poll. Coach Seretti and his staff set to prove to everyone that this was a team that deserved more attention than they were getting. After a solid 3-3 start and feeling pretty good Dickinson hit the skids dropping their next six in a row. However, Coach Seretti did not let his team get down as the Devils ripped off six consecutive wins including toppling then No. 11 Swarthmore 52-48 at home and conference playoff contender Gettysburg (69-60) to pull back to .500 (9-9). Dickinson did in fact show everyone in the league that they were a playoff team as a 63-57 win at Haverford on the final day of the regular season secured the four seed and a home game with an 11-12 mark (10-8 Centennial). Unfortunately for the Red and White the ride came to an end with a hard-fought 73-67 setback to Ursinus. Over his time in Carlisle Coach Seretti has amassed a 171-148 record with two Centennial Conference titles.
Director of Athletic Joel Quattrone had this to say about Seretti "I could not be happier for Alan. He, along with his staff brought this program together to play some outstanding basketball down the stretch." He went on to add "While I am always proud of how he coaches the kids on the floor, it is his connection he builds with the young men off the court. His genuine care and concern for their entire well-being to make them better people is what truly makes Coach Seretti so special."
Robinson, a native of Vienna, Virginia led the way for the Red and White all season averaging team-highs in points per game (12.8), assists per game (3.9), steals per game (1.0), and blocks per game (1.0). He also ranked second on the squad in rebounds per contest with 5.8. Robinson reached double-digits in 17 games during the year, including four straight times to end the season. He notched four double-doubles on the campaign with his season-high 11 rebounds coming in a win over Messiah in Carlisle. Against the rival Franklin & Marshall on November 30th at the Kline Center, he dished out a career-high 10 assists to go along with 17 points in the 61-54 victory.