July 3, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Colleen Mullen, entering her second year with the Army women’s basketball program, has been promoted to associate head coach, as announced by head coach Dave Magarity on Tuesday.
“Colleen brings so much to this program as a recruiter and coach on the floor,” said Magarity. “Her level of energy and productivity in her first year here has made an incredible impact. The recruiting class we’re bringing in is one of the strongest since I’ve been here, and she’s had a huge hand on that. Colleen has had an immediate effect on our recruiting and we want to sustain that going forward.”
In her first season at the Academy, Mullen helped the Black Knights exceed expectations. Despite being picked second-to-last in the eight-team Patriot League preseason poll, Army finished the regular season tied for third and earned home-court advantage in the conference tournament. In addition, three Black Knights earned all-league accolades, the most since 2007-08.
“It has been a privilege to learn from such an experienced and successful leader as Coach Magarity over the last year,” said Mullen. “I would like to thank Coach and the athletic administration for this new opportunity. It is truly an honor for me to coach such impressive young women, and I'm excited to be a part of the program's continued success.”
Mullen came to West Point after a two-year assistant coaching stint at Long Island University. Prior to her time in Brooklyn, Mullen served on the staff of Patriot League foe Lehigh, while also spending time at Southern New Hampshire and Northern Illinois. Before entering coaching, she played collegiately at both Rhode Island and New Hampshire.