“I’m excited about the staff we have put together here at Brown, the coaches will bring in great and varying talents to the program,” said Behn. “Ralph has been a head coach for many years and brings in a lot of experience."
Tomasso spent the previous two seasons with Behn as an assistant at UMass-Lowell, primarily assisting with in-game strategy and recruiting. The West Warwick, Rhode Island native is no stranger to basketball in the Ocean State, formerly serving as the head coach of Bryant from 1986-91 before coaching his alma mater, West Warwick High School for six seasons (1992-98).
At Bryant, Tomasso amassed an 80-62 record, including two NE-10 and NCAA Tournament appearances. He guided the Bulldogs to NE-10 Tournament berths in all five seasons at the helm, including 20+ win campaigns in 1987-88 and 1988-89. At West Warwick High School, Tomasso guided the Wizards to Rhode Island State Tournament quarterfinal appearances in 1992 and 1994.
Tomasso is a graduate of Barrington College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health before earning Master’s certification in Education from Providence College.