University of Vermont head women’s basketball coach Chris Day announced Friday that Alisa Kresge will serve as associate head coach for his first season in Burlington. Brian Donoghue and Caroline Coyer have also joined his staff as assistant coaches.
A 2007 graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Kresge returned to her alma mater in 2009 as an assistant coach. During that time, she recruited and coached 19 MAAC All-Conference selections as well as 31 All-Academic honorees. The squad amassed a 173-42 record, made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2010-14), and captured five consecutive MAAC Tournament Championships (2010-14).
“Alisa is a rising star in our profession,” said Day. “Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and knowledge of the game will be a major asset to our program. I am extremely excited and lucky to have Alisa join our program as the associate head coach.”
Kresge played point guard for the Red Foxes from 2003-07, standing as the program’s all-time leader in assists (596) and ranking second in steals (222). As a senior, she helped Marist become the first men’s or women’s basketball program in MAAC history to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. She earned her degree from Marist in digital media.