Bill Cilento
Bill Cilento
Phone: 401/863-2032
Email: William_Cilento@brown.edu
Position: Assistant Coach

Now in his third season at Brown, Bill Cilento made an immediate impact on the Brown baseball team in his first year on College Hill, helping the team to its first-ever Ivy League Championship and NCAA Regional berth. His main duties at Brown include coaching the hitting corps and infielders along with heading up the Bears' recruiting efforts. The Bears finished first in the Ivy League in hitting by 39 points in 2007, leading the Ancient Eight in nearly every offensive category. Cilento also was successful in working with the Brown Sports Foundation to reach out to baseball alumni and strengthen the team's alumni network. Cilento joined the Bears after a two-year assistant coaching stint at the University of New Orleans. At UNO, Cilento oversaw the Privateers' infielding corps, along with assisting in the recruiting efforts. In two years at UNO, Cilento helped recruit 38 future Privateers, completely turning over the program. In his last season, UNO had the third-largest turnaround in Division I, improving its record by 11 games and moving from seventh to fourth in the Sun Belt Conference. At UNO, he aided in the development of three All-Sunbelt selections. Prior to his stint at UNO, Cilento served as an assistant at his alma mater, Siena College. While a member of the Siena staff, Cilento was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Saints. In three seasons, he coached five players who were selected in the Major League First-Year Player Draft, a Preseason Conference Pitcher of the Year, MAAC Pitcher of the Year, a Freshman All-American and six All-MAAC selections. His 2003 pitching staff threw a record six conference shutouts and posted a 3.23 conference earned run average. During all three seasons with the Saints, his pitching staffs finished in the top two in ERA. As a coach, Cilento has guided young men at all levels. He served as hitting instructor for the 2002 regular-season champion Schenectady Mohawks of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. He has also coached at the American Legion level, helping guide Cissel Saxon Post 41 in Montgomery County, Maryland, to the 2001 Maryland State Championship. He also serves as an instructor at the renowned Stanford All-Star camp. A 2003 graduate of Siena College, the catcher/third baseman was a four-year starter and part of two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season champions, making a 1999 appearance in the NCAA tournament. Cilento resides with his wife, Jen, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.