Long Island native, Ben Asher is in his third season as Special Assistant to the Head Coach. He provides executive level support to Steve Pikiell, while assisting in the overall management of administrative duties and daily functions of the Men’s Basketball Office.
Among Asher’s many responsibilities is to serve as liaison to the athletic department at large, including the areas of communications, RVision, marketing, creative, business operations and facilities management. He plays an integral role in the program’s social media outreach and recruiting initiatives. The Scarlet Knights welcomed a four-recruit signing class in 2018 that included multiple four-star players for the first time at Rutgers since 2008.
Asher arrived in Piscataway after serving as Director of Operations at Siena under Jimmy Patsos. The Saints posted a 21-13 overall record and competed in the CBI postseason tournament
Asher spent two seasons (2013-15) in the ACC as a graduate assistant at N.C. State under Mark Gottfried. The Wolfpack advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2015, after reaching the ACC quarterfinal and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014.
Prior to arriving in Raleigh, Asher worked as the head student manager at West Virginia. Under head coach Bob Huggins, the Mountaineers won the Big East Tournament Championship and advanced to the Final Four in 2010, while also earning NCAA berths in 2011 and 2012.