Mary Kate Tierney, a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American at Ithaca College, has been tabbed to serve as the ninth head coach of The College of Wooster’s women’s basketball program. Tierney starts her duties at Wooster on July 1.

Tierney’s coaching career started at Dickinson College, where the standout guard spent two seasons. She then took an assistant role at New York University, serving as the Violets’ recruiting and travel coordinator, while assisting with daily operations. While at NYU, Tierney coached Kaitlyn Read, the 2018 winner of the prestigious Jostens Trophy, one of Div. III basketball’s most coveted awards. A native of Rochester, New York, Tierney graduated from Ithaca with a bachelor’s in business administration with a management concentration and went on to earn an MBA from Marist College. Wooster’s women’s basketball program is set to embark on its 58th season later this fall.