Dino Presley is in his fourth season as an assistant men's basketball coach at Marshall.
With Presley's assistance in 2012, Marshall went 21-14 and earned a bid to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for the first time in 24 years. The Herd also made the Conference USA Championship game for the first time in school history and the first team ever to do so as a No. 6 seed.
With the help of Presley two wing players have been named All-Conference USA in DeAndre Kane (three times) and Damier Pitts.
Prior to Marshall, Presley spent four years as an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure. For his recruiting prowess, Presley was recognized by Hoop Scoop as the 73rd-ranked assistant coach in the nation in 2010.
Presley's six-member 2008 recruiting class at St. Bonaventure was ranked in the top 50 by Hoop Scoop and 52nd by Hoopmasters.com columnist Van Coleman. That class helped the Bonnies make a major turnaround as St. Bonaventure broke a streak of six losing seasons by finishing with a 15-15 record that was highlighted by a school record seven-game road win streak and a trip back to the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Included in that group of players that helped turnaround the program in 2008-09 was guard Chris Matthews. Presley's connections throughout college basketball helped the Bonnies land Matthews who was a transfer from Washington State. In his first season in the brown and white, Matthews finished with 81 three-pointers - the fourth-best total in single-season history. Presley also helped land Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year Andrew Nicholson who went on to become the 14th overall pick in the NBA Draft to the Orlando Magic.
Presley served as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County during the 2005-06 season before heading to St. Bonaventure. He also has been an assistant coach at East Carolina (2003-05), Towson University (2001-03), Drexel (1997-01) and Hampton (1994-95). He spent two seasons as an assistant at Parkway High School in Philadelphia, Pa.
Presley's recruiting efforts have yielded several all-conference players. While at Towson, Presley landed point guard Mike Green who later transferred to Butler. During his time with the Bulldogs, Green was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and in 2007-08 deemed the league's Player of the Year and Mid-Major All-American. At East Carolina, Presley helped recruit successful student-athletes such as Tom Hammonds, who made the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2004-05. Also while at Towson, Presley landed CAA All-Conference selection Lawrence Hamm.
While at Drexel, Presley's success on the recruiting trail translated into wins on the court for the Dragons. Presley recruited and coached All-Colonial Athletic Association players Robert Battle, Eric Schneider, Phil Gross and Sean Brooks. In 1998-99, Presley helped Drexel to its sixth 20-win season in seven years.
A Philadelphia native, Presley graduated from Kutztown University (Pa.) in 1993. He played at Kutztown under coach Bill Whitney and then began his coaching career as a student assistant for Whitney.
Presley and his wife, Tonya, have a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Bryce.