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Point Park assistant coach Micaletti hired on IUP women's staff

July 19, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. ET


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PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University women's basketball assistant coach Ryenn Micaletti has been hired as an assistant coach on the IUP women's basketball staff. Micaletti, who was the top assistant for the Pioneers the last two years, was hired on Tom McConnell's IUP staff on Thursday (July 18, 2013).

Micaletti was a part of the best success that Point Park women's basketball has ever had the last two seasons. She helped the Pioneers to a combined record of 48-14 (.774), two NAIA Division II national tournament appearances, two conference tournament championships and two qualifications for the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll.

She came to Point Park for her first coaching job in the college ranks after being a four-year player and a senior captain at Seton Hill. Point Park head coach Tony Grenek was an assistant there when she was a player for the Griffins. Grenek recruited Micaletti to Seton Hill and then brought her on to to his coaching staff at Point Park.

"Ryenn is a tremendous basketball coach, a fantastic role model, and an even greater person," said Grenek. "I feel like I'm handing my daugther away in marriage. I am sad to lose her as my assistant, but I am so grateful she is getting this great opportunity. IUP, the Crimson Hawks women's basketball program, and coach McConnell are getting a gem in Coach Micaletti."

Tom McConnell was hired as the head coach of NCAA Division II IUP in June. He is the brother of Pitt women's basketball coach and former WNBA player Suzie McConnell-Serio.

"I think we hit a home run in bringing Ryenn to the IUP women's basketball program" said McConnell. "She's a very talented and bright basketball coach and recruiter who will be a tremendous role model for our players.

"Ryenn will be able to provide valuable insights to our players from her playing career at Seton Hill," said McConnell. "From the first minute I met with her, I knew I wanted her to be a part of IUP women's basketball."

Micaletti's roles at Point Park were to assist in all aspects of the program with focuses on running the Pioneers' strength and conditioning program and academic support.

For the Full Release from IUP sports information (July 18), click here.