Kyron Cartwright Joins PC’s Coaching Staff

Providence College men’s basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley announced today (December 5) that former Friar Kyron Cartwright ’18 has been named the Special Assistant to the Head Coach. Cartwright filled the position left vacant after LaDontae Henton was promoted to the Associate Director of Player Development, Scouting and Recruiting Coordination position last week.

“Kyron experienced a lot of success during his four years at Providence and we are excited to have him return home to Friartown,” Cooley said. “His knowledge and understanding of the game always impressed me during his time as a student-athlete. We feel he will be a tremendous asset to our staff.”

As the Special Assistant to the Head Coach, Cartwright will be responsible for assisting Ed Cooley in a number of different areas. Cartwright will mentor current student-athletes off the court in areas such as academics, social media, and community engagement. He also will act as a resource for the student-athletes and the athletic department in the areas of student-athlete development and DEI.

Cartwright helped lead the Friars to four NCAA Tournament appearances during his career at Providence. The team won 20 or more games in each of his four seasons of action and he helped the team compile an 87-50 mark (.635). He scored 1,100 points, which ranks 40th all-time. Cartwright recorded 646 assists (4.8 apg) in 136 career games. He ranks third all-time in assists and ninth in assists per game at Providence. As a junior in 2017, Cartwright earned the BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award, Second Team All-BIG EAST honors, USBWA All-District 1 accolades and USBWA District 1 Player of the Year. In his final season with the Friars, he was named All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention, BIG EAST All-Tournament Team member and PC Male Athlete of the Year.

After graduating from Providence, Cartwright spent three years playing professional basketball. He began his pro career in Székesferhérvár, Hungary for Albá Ferhévár where he competed in the top domestic league and Fiba Eurocup. He spent his second professional season with the Leicester Riders, in Leicester, England in the British Basketball League. His final season of pro ball was in Hagen, Germany with the Phoenix Hagen in the Pro A league.

Cartwright, who grew up in Compton, Calif., began his coaching career in 2021-22 at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minn. He served as an assistant under former UConn guard Khalid El-Amin. Most recently, Cartwright was an assistant coach at University of Minnesota-Crookston (NCAA Div. 2) for Head Coach Bryan Beamish.

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