David DeMello, who has played an integral part in Providence College`s resurgence, enters his 10th season as the Friars` assistant coach.
DeMello will continue to work with all the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as assisting with the recruiting and coaching.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, DeMello played four years for the Rams` soccer team. During his junior season, he earned Atlantic-10 All-Conference honors as a back and helped the team reach the conference finals.
DeMello began coaching in 1994 as an assistant at UMass-Dartmouth. He spent three seasons with the Corsairs before becoming an assistant coach at Roger Williams University. DeMello worked for four seasons at Roger Williams.
After graduating from URI in 1994, DeMello played professional soccer for the Rhode Island Stingrays of the USL and served as the team captain for four seasons.
A 1989 graduate of Bristol High School, DeMello earned All-State honors in his junior and senior years.
DeMello and his wife, Vicki, and their daughters, Taylor and Maya, live in Bristol, R.I.