Jada Pierce enters her second season with the Black Knights and came into the position with a wealth of coaching experience under her belt.
"I am extremely pleased that we were able to attract Jada here to West Point to join our coaching staff," Magarity said upon her hiring. "She has a strong background, and her experience will be invaluable as an on-the-floor coach and recruiter. I have known Jada for a number of years, and her work ethic and professionalism have always impressed me."
Pierce spent the 2009-10 season at Mount St. Mary's where the team authored a 10-18 mark. With more than 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, she has helped three teams advance to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to her brief tenure at the Mount, Pierce spent the previous two years serving as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts. She helped the Minutewomen earn a berth to the Atlantic-10 Tournament in both seasons, while coaching two all-conference selections and an all-rookie team honoree.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Pierce served as an assistant coach at nearby Marist during the 2006-07 campaign, helping the Red Foxes to their best season in program history with a 29-6 record, its first two NCAA Tournament victories in program history and a Sweet 16 appearance.
Pierce was head coach at Cheyney University for two years before her time at Marist. She was an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts -Lowell for three seasons (2001-04) prior to her stint as head coach at the Division II program. Pierce helped the River Hawks to a 51-36 record, a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2003 and a spot in the Northeast-10 Tournament every year. In two years as an assistant coach at the University of Delaware (1999-01), she aided in a 47-13 overall mark and 30-6 America East record while helping the Blue Hens to the conference title and a trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament in her second season. Pierce got her start in coaching as an assistant at St. Michaels from 1997-99, helping the Purple Knights to the Northeast-10 Tournament in 1999.
A 1997 graduate of West Chester University, Pierce started every game in her senior year and served as co-captain for a Golden Rams team that went 22-7 and earned its first NCAA Tournament berth in school history.