LOUDONVILLE — Antoni Wyche is leaving the Siena men’s basketball program to become an assistant coach at Notre Dame, according to multiple reports.
Wyche, a Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School graduate who played college basketball for Notre Dame, was an assistant coach at Siena the last two seasons. Prior to that, the 43-year-old Wyche was at Lehigh for 10 seasons, the final eight as the program’s associate head coach.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first reported Monday that Wyche is heading from Siena to Notre Dame.
Attempts to contact Wyche, Siena head coach Carmen Maciariello and a Siena athletic department spokesperson were unsuccessful Monday evening. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wyche will leave the Saints’ program to join Notre Dame’s coaching staff.
Previously, Siena had already replaced two of its three assistant coaches this offseason. Harley Fuller and Bob Simon left the program, with Greg Fahey — previously the team’s director of basketball operations — and Bobby Castagna replacing those two assistants. Fuller is now the head coach at Mohawk Valley Community College, and Simon headed to Eastern Michigan University — his alma mater — as an assistant coach.
As a high school player, Wyche was The Daily Gazette Player of the Year in 1995.