|Title:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Year:||First Year as DBO; Second Year at SCU|
|College:||St. John Fisher College, 2010|
Entering his second year in 2013-14, Brandon Rosenthal joined Kerry Keating’s staff in 2012 as the Bronco basketball team’s Video Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations in June, 2013. Rosenthal saw the Broncos post 24+ victories for the second time in three years in 2012-13. Collecting a 26-12 record, the Broncos won the College Basketball Invitational post-season tournament after winning the the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2011.
The Broncos final RPI was No. 68 and record-wise, they claimed the biggest turnaround in Division I basketball this year. The 26 wins were just one shy of the school record set by the 1968-69 team who collected 27 wins.
Santa Clara won 26 games in 2012-13 after winning 21 regular season games for the first time in almost 20 years on the Mission campus. Santa Clara collected two first-team All-WCC members in 2013 in Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster, the second-all-time leading scorer in West Coast Conference history. In addition to their success on the court, all five seniors are on tap to graduate in June as well.
All told the Broncos combined to break 22 school and WCC records in 2012-13. Foster broke the all-time WCC record for threes made, finishing tied for fourth in Division I history with 431. In addition to winning the CBI and finishing fourth in the WCC, the Broncos broke eight individual career records and five individual season records. As a team the Broncos broke eight season records as well. They also led the West Coast Conference in two team categories and two individual categories overall and two team categories and three individual categories in league games.Rosenthal finished his master’s at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. While at St. Edwards he served as a graduate assistant under 2008 National Junior College Coach of the Year Andre Cook.
He earned a Master’s in Teaching Degree, with a concentration in Sport Management from St. Edwards in 2012. In addition to his work with the men’s basketball program, he served an adjunct instructor in the Kinesiology department for one year.
Prior to working at St. Edwards, in the spring of 2010, he served as an assistant coach with the Rochester RazorSharks under four-time ABA Champion head coach Rod Baker. Baker was an assistant at Seton Hall when Bronco head coach Kerry Keating was an undergraduate.
From 2006-10 Rosenthal played for two years and then served as an undergraduate assistant at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. He received a degree in Sports Management from St. John Fisher in 2010. He played for 2005 DIII National Coach of the Year Rob Kornaker while at St. John Fisher.
Rosenthal, 25, was one of 55 assistant coaches nationally to be invited to Villa 7 Consortium at Virginia Commonwealth in 2011. It is an educational symposium and networking opportunity for some of the nation’s elite assistant coaches.
The Tucson, Ariz. native serves on the board of directors for Rising Coaches Elite, which is an organization created for college coaches by college coaches which offers collaborative assistance, networking and avenues for career growth. He has had work published with Collegeinsider.com and Mensbasketballhoopscoop.com. He has also served as a Social Media Consultant with CollegeChalktalk.com.
Rosenthal has also worked basketball camps at the University of Texas, University of Southern California, UCLA, University of Arizona, Rice University, Miles Simon Basketball Camp and the Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson Basketball Camp.
Rosenthal played basketball at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Ariz. for head coach Trent Emenecker. He is son of Sandy and Susan Rosenthal and he has a brother, Jeremy, who is a senior at the University of Arizona.