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Raymond "Ryan" Pannone (born January 28, 1985) is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Erie BayHawks.[1]

Ryan Pannone
Erie BayHawks
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1985-01-25) January 25, 1985 (age 34)
Career information
CollegeUniversity of Central Florida
Coaching career2011–present
Career history
As coach:
2011–2012Wallace State CC (assistant)
2012-2013Foshan Long Lions (assistant)
2014–2015Erie BayHawks (assistant)
2015–2016White Wings Hanau (assistant)
2016–2017Hapoel Jerusalem (assistant)
2018–2019Hapoel Jerusalem (assistant)
2019–presentErie BayHawks

Coaching careerEdit

A native of Clearwater, Florida, Pannone served as assistant coach at Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar, Florida from 2003 to 2006. After working as a coach on the AAU circuit, he returned to Oldsmar Christian School, where he worked as head coach from 2006 to 2011, compiling a record of 131-42 during his five-year tenure.[2]

In the 2011-12 season, Pannone served as assistant coach at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama and then moved to China to accept the assistant coaching job with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In 2013, Pannone worked as an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked for the Erie BayHawks in the NBA D-League,[3] followed by a one-year tenure as assistant coach at German ProA side WhiteWings Hanau.[4]

In the 2016-17 campaign, Pannone served as assistant coach for Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel’s top-tier.[5] He was named head coach of BC Prievidza of the Slovak Basketball League, the top-tier league in Slovakia, in June 2017[6] and stayed on that job until the end of the 2017-18 season. In August 2018, he returned to Hapoel Jerusalem to rejoin their staff as an assistant coach.[7]

As a player development coach, he has worked with numerous NBA players.[2]

In 2019, Pannone was a member of the New Orleans PelicansNBA Summer League coaching staff, in August 2019, he was named head coach of the Pelicans' NBA G-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.[8]


  1. ^ "Pelicans announce Erie Bayhawks coaching staff for 2019-20 season". August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
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  3. ^ "Ryan Pannone". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  4. ^ "Ryan Pannone neuer Assistant Coach der White Wings". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  5. ^ "Israeli Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - eurobasket News". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  6. ^ "Prievidza: Novým trénerom BC Prievidza Ryan Pannone, asistentom Maroš Helmecy". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  7. ^ "Ryan Pannone on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  8. ^ "Pelicans tab Ryan Pannone head coach, Greivis Vásquez associate head coach to headline G League's Erie BayHawks staff". Crescent City Sports. 2019-08-15. Retrieved 2019-08-18.