Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh named Suzie McConnell-Serio as
its new women's basketball coach.
McConnell-Serio heads to Pittsburgh following an impressive six-year run at
neighboring Duquesne University. As head coach of the Dukes, she posted a
This past season, Duquesne went 24-8 overall and 11-3 in the Atlantic 10. The
24 wins tied the school record set by McConnell-Serio's 2010-11 team. The
Dukes advanced to the WNIT for a fifth consecutive season.
"I'm thankful for this incredible opportunity from Chancellor Nordenberg and
Steve Pederson," said McConnell-Serio. "I've been impressed with everything at
the University of Pittsburgh and especially their commitment to the women's
basketball program. Pitt is about its people and the enthusiasm that they have
is really exciting and I'm proud to be a part of it."
McConnell-Serio was a star player at Penn State (1984-88) and set NCAA
Division I records for career assists (1,307), assists in a season (355) and
single-season assists per game (11.8).
A two-time Olympian, McConnell-Serio was the head coach of the WNBA's
Minnesota Lynx. She was named the 2004 WNBA Coach of the Year.
McConnell-Serio replaces Agnus Berenato, who was fired earlier this month
after the Panthers posted a second straight winless season in the Big East.
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