Tony Chiles, a veteran collegiate coach, has been named as the Director of Student-Athlete Development for the Tulane men’s basketball program. A New York City native, Chiles started his career on Wall Street before switching gears to coaching, serving on staffs at Manhattan, Iona, Drexel, St. John’s and Fordham and helping those institutions to numerous conference championships and postseason appearances. A 1989 graduate of Columbia University, Chiles earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. A member of Columbia’s Dean’s List, Chiles was a four-year letter winner and the Lions’ starting point guard for three seasons. Chiles played his high school ball at All Hallows, leading his team to the New York City and New York State Championships in 1985. He was the valedictorian of his senior class. HoopDirt. Read More.