Scott Schneider | Assistant Coach
Scott Schneider will enter his fifth season as an assistant coach and ninth season overall with Robert Morris University in 2018-19. He previously served as a student assistant from 2009-11 and a graduate assistant from 2012-14.
In addition to producing opponent scouting reports, Schneider has taken on an increased role with recruiting and scheduling.
“Scott has done an outstanding job both as a student assistant and graduate assistant,” said retired RMU head coach Sal Buscaglia, who first brought Schneider onto the staff during the 2009-10 campaign. “He has proven he is ready to undertake the duties of a full-time assistant coach. I am confident that he will be very effective in all areas assigned, which now including the very important responsibilities of recruiting and scheduling.”
In his four seasons as a full-time assistant at Robert Morris, the Colonials have made a quartet of NEC Championship Games, winning back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. During that timeframe, RMU has gone 84-47 (.641) during that timeframe and has notched 54 wins in league play.
As previously noted, Schneider previously served as a student assistant and graduate assistant on staff. In his prior position, he oversaw all the managers and assisted in various logistics of the program, while also helping with video and opponent scouting. Schneider also organized and helped operate the Sal Buscaglia Individual and Team Summer Basketball Camps.
Schneider was an assistant coach at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2011-12. While there, he was pivotal in upgrading the team’s scouting services, helping develop practice schedules, and providing on the court instruction.
Before coming to Robert Morris, Schneider played for Central Christian College of Kansas during his junior season. He averaged 12 points per game for the Tigers and was an NCCAA Academic All-American in 2009. Prior to that, Schneider played two seasons at Barton County (Kan.) Community College and was a member of the 2006-07 team that finished runner-up in Region VI and earned a No. 9 national ranking.
Schneider played high school basketball for Great Bend (Kan.) High School, winning back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006, the first championships in school history. He earned All-WAC First Team honors in consecutive seasons and was a Hutch News All-6A/5A First Team All-State selection after leading the Panthers to a 45-5 record over those two campaigns.
Schneider graduated Magna Cum Laude from Robert Morris in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Asami Morita | Assistant Coach
Asami Morita will enter her fifth season as an assistant coach at Robert Morris University in 2018-19.
In her four seasons at Robert Morris, the Colonials have made a quartet of NEC Championship Games, winning back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. RMU has gone 84-47 (.641) during that timeframe and has notched 54 wins in league play.
“For a young coach, she certainly has a wealth of experience as a graduate assistant at Idaho State and moving to assistant coach at Arizona Western,” said retired RMU head coach Sal Buscaglia, who hired Morita prior to the 2014-15 season. “In addition to that, she was a head coach in Japan at Kansai University and most recently was an assistant for a men’s professional team in Japan. Combine all these experiences that she brings to our program, she will be a great addition to our staff.”
Prior to arriving in Moon Township, Morita was an assistant coach for the Shiga Lakestars, a professional men’s basketball team in the Basketball Japan League. Morita was responsible for recruitment of international players, coordinating team travel, scouting, and also served as the team’s interpreter.
Morita was the head coach at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan from February 2011 through April 2013. She led her squad to its first Sweet 16 appearance in both the All Kansai Women’s Basketball Championship and the Western Japan Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Championship. Kansai also had second-place conference finishes in 2011 and 2012, posting marks of 7-1 both seasons with Morita at the helm.
The Japanese native cut her teeth in the coaching ranks at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., where she was an assistant under Patrick Cunningham during the 2009-10 season. Morita was responsible for all aspects of video, breaking down individual performance, opponent scouting, and film exchange. In addition, she monitored student-athlete academic progress, team travel, and budget.
Morita graduated in 2007 with a degree in commerce from Kansai University, where she was also a student assistant with the women’s basketball team. She went on to do her post-graduate work at Idaho State, earning a Master of Physical Education in athletic administration in 2009.
Amani Franklin | Assistant Coach
Amani Franklin returns for her second season as an assistant coach at Robert Morris University in 2019-20 after originally joining the program in September of 2017.
“We are very excited about the addition of Coach Franklin to our staff,” said head coach Charlie Buscaglia. “When getting to know Coach Franklin, I was easily able to learn that she possessed a great deal of passion for being an NCAA Division I assistant coach. What truly separated Coach Franklin was her exceptional humility throughout the process. That is the top pillar for our program, and that match in this process is absolutely essential.”
In 2017-18, Franklin’s first season on staff, the Colonials won a school-record 25 games in 2017-18 and earned a bid in the Postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) after collecting a share of the Northeast Conference (NEC) regular-season crown.
Franklin spent the 2016-17 season at Winthrop as the director of women’s basketball operations. Before that, she spent two years as a staff support associate at her alma mater Kentucky. In that position, her duties included management of day-to-day operations, overseeing the women’s basketball booster organization, travel arrangements, and special events.
As a player, Franklin helped lead Kentucky to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. She appeared in 127 games over her four seasons in a Wildcats uniform, starting 76 of them. Franklin averaged 7.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per contest as a senior in 2009-10, and tallied a career-high 11.3 points per game in her junior season.
Following her collegiate career, Franklin played professional basketball in Germany and Finland from 2011 to 2013.
Franklin graduated from Kentucky in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics with a minor in business.
Dylan Colletti | Director of Operations
Dylan Colletti is entering his first season as the director of basketball operations and video coordinator at Robert Morris University in 2018-19 after being hired in November of 2018.
"I am very pleased to have Dylan Colletti joining our staff," said Buscaglia. "He has accumulated some great experience on a couple different Division I men's basketball programs in a video coordinator position, and that type of experience is so valuable. I'm most pleased with how well Dylan fits our culture and how much he values our pillars. I look for him to serve on this staff in an exceptional way."
Colletti arrives in Moon Township from Louisiana Tech University. He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the men's basketball team, taking charge of all video operations along with overseeing its managers. Colletti also assisted the director of basketball operations with any tasks he needed to complete. The Bulldogs won 40 games over those two seasons, winning a game in the Conference USA (C-USA) Tournament both years. In 2016-17, Louisiana Tech went 23-7 overall and 14-4 in league play, advancing to the C-USA Semifinals.
Prior to his stint in Ruston, La., Colletti spent four seasons as a student manager for the Winthrop University men's basketball team. The Eagles enjoyed a stretch of success during his time in Rock Hill, S.C., advancing to three consecutive Big South Championship Games from 2013-16.
Colletti graduated from Winthrop in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management. In 2018, he earned a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports administration from Louisiana Tech.