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.
In his four seasons as a Wildcats assistant cocah, the program has won more games than any other in America (129). Included in that stretch have been four consecutive BIG EAST regular season championships, two BIG EAST Tournament titles and the 2016 NCAA national championship.
Prior to this stint Neptune served three seasons as an assistant coach at Niagara University (2010-13) and accompanied former Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich to Hofstra University in the months before accepting his position at Villanova.
“During his time at Villanova, Kyle has demonstrated all the qualities you want to see in a young coach - commitment, passion, and the ability to communicate with young people.” stated head coach Jay Wright. “He is a well-rounded and talented young coach who we are thrilled to have with us.”
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.