Anthony J. Iati started as an assistant coach of the UDC men's basketball team in September, 2009.
Iati has been instrumental in helping the program transition into the East Coast Conference. After struggling to just one win in 2009-10, the Firebirds went 11-15 and beat the eventual East Region Champions, Bloomfield College in 2010-11. The 2011-2012 season saw the Firebirds go 22-6 overall and earn their first NCAA tournament appearance in 25 years.
Iati served as Volunteer Director of Basketball Operations at Iona College for several years, including the 2005-06 team that went 23–8, won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship, and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Iati also served as the Assistant Basketball Coach at Iona College under Pat Kennedy during the 1982-84 seasons and complied a 43–17 record and one NCAA appearance.
Iati also coached the Riverside Church Hawks, currently known as the Metro Hawks, one of the premier AAU program in New York City, which turned out over 35 NBA players and hundreds of Division-1 players.
During his playing career, he was recruited by Jim Valvano at Iona College. Iona had a team record of 91-34 in four years with two NCAA (1981 Sweet Sixteen) and one NIT appearance. He was a two-year starter, four-year letterman, captain of the team (1982), and graduated as the school's all-time assist leader. He also went on to earn his MBA in 1985.
Iati played basketball at York Catholic High School, in York, PA and took the team to its first Pennsylvania State Championship in 1978 with a 32–2 record. He was named an AP and UPI First Team Pennsylvania All-State Selection in 1978.