Robert Hoey enters his second season as Director of Basketball Operations for the Yale men's basketball program in 2014-15.
Hoey comes from the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, having served as the Head Equipment Manager for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Hoey worked under four-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame member Anne Donovan. During his time with the Sun, he was responsible for ensuring all equipment needs for coaches, players, front office personnel and visiting teams. He also served a similar role during the 2013 WNBA All-Star game where he worked closely with the WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations Renee Brown. During that time, Hoey has also had the honor of working along side Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Gillom, eight-time WNBA All-Star Nykesha Sales, Olympic gold medalists Kara Lawson and Tina Charles as well as the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, Chiney Ogwumike.
Prior to his stint with the Connecticut Sun, Hoey served as Director of Basketball Operations for the Marist College men’s basketball team under former head coach Chuck Martin. He was responsible for the organization of daily activities, team travel, film exchange, on-campus recruiting, as well as assisting with the team's academic support. Hoey also served as the Director of the Chuck Martin Summer Basketball Camp, which hosted 300+ campers.
Hoey worked as a manager for the Marist men's basketball team in each of his four seasons as a student, including being named the head manager from 2009 to 2012. He graduated Cum Laude from Marist in May 2012 with his B.A. in Sports Communication and minor in Psychology.
In the summer of 2011, Hoey interned with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League, whose NBA affiliations are the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats and Philadelphia 76ers. During his internship, he worked in the Basketball Operations Department, where he assisted in game and practice film analysis, prepared video edits for coaches, players, and management and created scouting and personal reports in preparation for the 2011 NBA Development League Draft. Hoey also assisted in many of the community outreach programs.
During the summer of 2010, Hoey interned in the University of Connecticut Football Equipment Room, and assisted with all aspects of the daily football equipment operations.
Hoey's extensive summer camp experience includes the Boston Celtics, UConn (Jim Calhoun), Villanova (Jay Wright), St. John's (Steve Lavin), Marist, The Hoop Group Elite and Maine Red Claws.
Prior to Marist, Hoey was a four-year manager at East Catholic High School in Manchester, Conn., under head coach Luke Reilly. The team advanced to the Class LL State Championship Game in 2006 and 2007