|High School:||York Catholic|
Fifth season at UAlbany, Ninth season in coaching | UAlbany '07
Jon Iati was named assistant men’s basketball coach on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. He has since helped UAlbany to four consecutive national postseason appearances, including three consecutive America East Championships from 2013-15.
Prior to his appointment at UAlbany, Iati spent four years on staff with the Quinnipiac Bobcats out of the MAAC.
Iati recruited freshmen Joe Cremo to America East Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2015-16. He also coached and recruited arguably one of the most successful backcourts for the Great Danes, as Ray Sanders and Evan Singletary both earned nods on the America East All-Conference First Team.
In 2015, Iati was responsible for the recruitment of three starters on the America East Tournament and America East Regular Season Championship squad. Included in those three student-athletes were America East All-Conference First Team selection Evan Singletary as well as All-Defensive & Third Team pick Ray Sanders.
Combined with his time at Quinnipiac, Iati has made seven consecutive appearances in national postseason tournaments, including three straight NCAA Tournaments with the Great Danes in his first three years. He helped guide UAlbany to 67 victories over that three-season span.
A five-time America East Champion as coach and player with the Great Danes, Iati serves as recruiting coordinator for the Northeast and Canada, junior college transfers, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Utah and Wyoming.
Iati scored 1,142 points in his career at UAlbany, leading the Great Danes to two America East Conference Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He was named the 2004 America East Rookie of the Year, and led the nation in minutes played in 2003-04. He graduated as UAlbany’s career leader in games played, while also ranking second and sixth, respectively, in three-pointers made and points scored all-time for the Great Danes in Division I play.
A standout in high school, Iati was the York Catholic (Pa.) all-time leading scorer with 2,216 points, before being surpassed by his brother, Jacob (2,388 points) in 2008. He also holds the single-game scoring record with 56 points against York Suburban at the 2001 Special Olympics Holiday Classic. Iati was the 2002-03 York Area Interscholastic Athletic Association League Player of the Year while also earning Associated Press All-State First Team recognition. He was inducted into the York Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 1, 2014.
A native of York, Pa., whose family resides on Long Island, Iati received his degree from UAlbany in sociology with a minor in education in 2007 and a graduate degree in liberal studies in 2009.