Robert Tyler enters his first season on the Warrior bench and will serve as an Assistant Coach / Director of Player Development. In this role Rob will be heavily involved in the day-to-day improvements with warrior players both on and off the court. This includes on-court instruction and spearheading academic oversight. Rob will also assist in the programs daily operations.
The former Warrior Great played two seasons at Nyack (2015-2017). As a senior he averaged 16.5 points & 4.4 rebounds per game. Tyler holds the Nyack NCAA-era single game scoring record with a 43-point outburst that occurred on December 30th, 2017 against the University of DC. Tyler graduated in 2017 with a 3.0 GPA and a degree in Business Administration.
"Rob Tyler was a great player here and always showed an interest in coaching. He has a likeable personality and knows what we are striving to build. His experience as a Warrior combined with his desire to excel in this profession will allow for a smooth transition." -Coach Crafton
Kevin Ryan enters his first season on the Warrior bench and will serve as an Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator. Kevin will be heavily involved in both practice and gameday coaching. Additionally he will spearhead the Warriors recruiting efforts in the Northeast.
Coach Ryan recently completed six seasons as the head coach at Raritan Valley Community College (NJ) amassing 100 wins during his tenure. He also led Raritan to two 20-win seasons and five consecutive post season appearances. Ten of his former players continued on to compete at the NCAA Division II level including former Warrior Great Jaron Smith.
"Kevin Ryan is an experienced coach that possesses an elite level of passion for the game. I've watched Kevin build the Raritan Valley program over the last six years and we have established a strong relationship during that time. Recently he displayed interest in joining the NCAA ranks and his talents will be utilized effectively here." -Coach Crafton
Kelsy was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. Both her parents played basketball and she quickly grew to love the game. She learned hard work and resourcefulness growing up in rural Alaska. She moved to New York when she was eighteen to attend Nyack College to pursue her basketball career and broaden her horizons. Kelsy brings basketball experience from the State championship level in high school as well as he collegiate level where she played for Nyack, helping her team win the Conference championship in 2010.
Kelsy has coached 17U AAU teams for two years where she led 11th grade girls to Nationals. She has been called a “player’s coach”. She relates to each player and treats them with respect. She is excited to help develop the skills relevant for creating a winning culture, a competitive spirit, work ethic and good sportsmanship. Kelsy currently has her own part-time business called The Dessert Bar and is married to fellow Nyack Alum, Sheanan Martinez. Together they have a one year old son, Sebastian and currently reside in Stony Point, NY.