A 2008 graduate of Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., James Sorrentine enters his second season as a member of the Bryant University men's basketball coaching staff and first as an assistant coach in 2012-13.
With the Bulldogs, Sorrentine works primarily developing the guards and is also heavily involved in Bryant's recruiting and scouting efforts.
Sorrentine came to Smithfield in June 2011 and spent the 2011-12 season serving as the Bulldogs' Director of Basketball Operations, where he was in charge of coordinating all aspects of team travel, managing film exchange, overseeing and managing the team's budget, and organizing and directing Bryant's summer camps, among other responsibilities.
Before arriving at Bryant, Sorrentine spent the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach at Rhode Island College, where he helped the Anchormen win the Little East Conference Championship and advance all the way to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16. Sorrentine's responsibilities included recruiting and evaluating potential student-athletes, as well as preparing scouting reports, organizing and planning daily practices, and supervising the team's academic progress.
Prior to his stint on the RIC bench, Sorrentine spent two seasons at his alma mater as an assistant coach, recruiting and working with the Purple Knights on individual skill development. He also had responsibilities in game and practice preparation as well as in opponent scouting, academic advising and team fundraising.
Sorrentine has years of experience coaching at numerous basketball camps, including the Bryant University Boys' Camps, Hoop Group Elite Camps, Providence College Summer Basketball Camp and Saint Michael's College basketball camps and clinics.
Sorrentine was a 1,000-point scorer during his four-year playing career at Saint Michael's, captaining the team as a senior in 2007-08. He graduated in 2008 as the all-time leader in career 3-pointers (340), good for third most in Northeast-10 Conference history, and set both the school and conference record for 3-pointers made in a single game, going 10-for-15 from long range against Pace on Dec. 10, 2005.
A 2005 NE-10 All-Rookie Team selection, Sorrentine graduated with 1,433 career points and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics.