Colleen O'Connell will enter her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Springfield College women's basketball team in the 2018-19 season. While helping head coach Naomi Graves, O'Connell will also be working towards a Master's degree in Athletic Administration.
A native of Maywood, N.J., O'Connell was a four-year captain at Vassar College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience adn Behavior in 2016. While with the Brewers, O'Connell helped lead her team to two Liberty League Championships and also earned a pair of berths into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. O'Connell was also the Liberty League and D3hoops.com All-East Region Rookie of the Year.
O'Connell is no stranger to coaching, as she was the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for the Montclair State women's basketball team from 2016-18 where she was involved with all aspects of the program. O'Connell captured two NJAC Championships in her time with the Redhawks, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017, and guided her squad to the Sweet 16 in 2018.