Milo Luciano is rejoining the Chancellors for his fourth season as both Associate Head Coach and Head of Player Development. In his time on the staff at St. Thomas More, Luciano has been responsible for scouting/personnel work and the individual development of STM basketball players.
Luciano began his coaching career in 2018 following a short playing stint at Indiana University of PA (IUP), as he returned to the Crimson Hawks in a player development capacity. Before IUP’s season, Luciano spent the summer of ’18 in Antwerp, Belgium working for Joerik Michiels at Elite Athletes, one of Western Europe’s premier developmental academies. During his time with EA, he assisted with and collaborated in individual and small-group workouts--as well as coached a u18 team in the Elite Youth Europe Camp.
During IUP’s 2018-19 season, Luciano was responsible for preseason and in-season individual workouts. IUP posted a 30-3 record, finished the year #2 in the NABC DII standings, and won a PSAC Championship. Following IUP’s loss in the Sweet Sixteen, Luciano pivoted towards working with four of IUP’s graduating seniors who went on to professional careers in Europe (Dutch Basketball League, Spanish ACB, NB I/A).
In the summer of 2019, before joining the Chancellors in the fall, Luciano split time between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Irvine, California to fulfill various player development roles. In Irvine, Luciano spent a month at the ASICS Headquarters working under Jordan Lawley, one of the world’s top freelance NBA Skills Trainers. From there, he traveled back across the states and back to Western Europe to reconnect with professional players representing the Dutch Basketball League, the BNXT League, and respective national team players from both countries.
In Luciano’s first season coaching with the St. Thomas More, the Chancellors posted a 34-10 overall record and made it to the National Prep School Quarterfinal. They finished the season ranked #10 by the National Prep School Poll. During his second year, although playing "scrimmage" games due to Covid, the Chancellors finished the season with a 25-4 mark. Last season, St. Thomas More finished the year totaling 25 wins and 14 losses--finishing the year in the Top 25 of the National Prep rankings. Back in 2015-16, Luciano played under Coach Jere Quinn as a member of a 31-6 Nationally ranked Chancellor team that finished the year a National Finalist. In Luciano's three-year span under Coach Quinn, the Chancellors have totaled 84 wins and 29 losses.
Luciano has compiled player development experience working with several players at the NCAA, Euro-League (Liga ACB, VTB United, Lega Serie A Italy, GBL Greece, NBL Australia, DBL, BNXT League), and NBA/G-League level.