Kyle Neptune made his return to the Villanova staff when he was named an assistant coach in September 2013. He had previously served the Wildcats from 2008-10 as the administrative intern/video coordinator and was a part of the staff that helped lead VU to the 2009 NCAA Final Four in Detroit.
Neptune was named an assistant coach at Niagara University in 2010 and accompanied former Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich to Hofstra University in 2013 before accepting his position at Villanova.
"Kyle is a great addition to this staff," stated head coach Jay Wright. "During his time at Villanova, Kyle demonstrated all the qualities you want to see in a young coach - commitment, passion, and the ability to communicate with young people. Over the past three years he learned from one of our game's accomplished teachers, Joe Mihalich, and he returns to us as a well-rounded and seasoned young coach. We're thrilled to have him back."
In Neptune's first season in his position the Wildcats posted a 29-5 overall record and captured the BIG EAST Conference regular season championship.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Neptune played four seasons of college basketball at Lehigh University where he served as a team captain in his senior year of 2006-07. The Mountain Hawks claimed the 2004 Patriot League title during Neptune's freshman campaign. As a junior, Neptune logged 33 minutes as a Lehigh starting forward when the Mountain Hawks played Villanova in November of 2005 at the Pavilion.
In his present role, Neptune assists with all elements of the program, including on-court teaching, player development, and recruiting.