Director of Basketball Operations Kip Wellman on leaving Syracuse: ‘It was the right time’

first_img Published on July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Kip Wellman, Syracuse’s director of basketball operations for the past six seasons, has left the program to “pursue other opportunities,” a team spokesperson said in a text message.SU athletics released an email this morning announcing Wellman’s replacement, Peter Corasaniti, who was a graduate assistant with the SU program from 2014 to 2016. Corasaniti has spent the past three seasons as the men’s basketball Coordinator of Player Development at Binghamton.He oversaw players’ academics, community service, nutrition and had some administrative duties, Bearcats head coach Tommy Dempsey said. Like the SU director of men’s basketball operations, Corasaniti could not work directly with players regarding on-court development.Wellman, a 2009 graduate of SU’s higher education master’s program, served as a director of player development and then as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky prior to being hired as the SU Director of Basketball Operations in August 2013.“It was the right time for me and my family,” Wellman said in a text to The Daily Orange. “Want to pursue other opportunities in basketball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe added that he’s “still working on the details,” regarding where he goes next.This story has been updated with additional reporting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more