Associate Head Coach
In May of 2004, Kelly Cole was promoted to Associate Head Coach. Entering her ninth year with the Boston College coaching staff, Cole will continue to serve as the primary coach of perimeter players. She will organize pre- and post-season skill development programs as well as coordinate the Eagle offense. She oversees the Eagle's scouting efforts and plays a key role in game strategy and practice preparations.
During the summer of 1999, she served on the staff that coached the BIG EAST/Nike Women's Basketball All-Star Team on a five-game tour of Belgium and Germany.
Cole came to Chestnut Hill from Northwestern University, where she served as an assistant coach for two seasons. Prior to her two-year stay at Northwestern, she coached high school volleyball and basketball in the state of Oregon for four years. In addition to her high school coaching duties, she also taught English literature.
Cole had an outstanding playing career at Northwestern, serving as co-captain from 1989-91. She was a two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (1988 and 1990). As a senior, she helped lead the Wildcats to a 24-5 overall record, a conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Cole also led Northwestern in steals and was named Academic All-Big Ten her senior season. During her time with the Wildcats, she helped the team to three NCAA Tournament appearances and two Top 20 national rankings.
Cole's mark is still evident in the Northwestern record books, having been ranked on several career lists, including points (1,206), free throw percentage (.803), assists (376), steals (174) and games played (121).
A 1991 graduate of Northwestern, Cole earned a bachelor of science in secondary education and English. While at Northwestern, she was a finalist for the Babe Zaharias Female Athlete of the Year award.
Cole currently resides in Watertown, Mass.
THE COLE FILE
College: Northwestern University (1991)
Four-year letter winner on the Northwestern basketball team
Served as co-captain from 1989-91
Two-time U.S. Festival team handball medalist (bronze, silver)
Big Ten Conference Championship (1990)
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Two-time Big Ten honorable mention selection (1988, 1990)
Named Academic All-Big Ten as a senior