GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Mike Mooney named Alyssa Polosky head women's basketball coach, Wednesday. The former Knights' All-American spent the past seven years as an assistant coach for her alma mater.
Polosky was appointed the eighth head coach in the 45-year history of the program after Scott Hemer was tabbed head coach at Division I Canisius following an 11-year career at Geneseo.
"I have seen Alyssa grow tremendously as a person and as a coach during her time here," said Mooney. "She has a passion and a love for Geneseo and the women's basketball program and will maintain the outstanding culture that has developed on and off the court."
In seven seasons as an assistant coach, Polosky helped the team to six 20-win seasons, including a program record 28-2 mark in 2016-17, two SUNYAC Championships and a pair of trips to the "Sweet 16 in four total NCAA Tournament appearances.
Polosky played two years for the Knights before joining the coaching staff. She led the team to the 2011 SUNYAC Championship, the program's first title in 15 years, and was named a SUNYAC first team all-star, All-East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Second Team and Honorable Mention All-America by the Women's Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA).
Prior to Geneseo, Polosky played two years at SUNY Broome, earning an associate's degree in liberal arts with a concentration in elementary education.
"I would like to thank [Vice President of Student and Campus Life] Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Mike Mooney and the entire search committee for putting their faith in me to become the next Geneseo women's basketball coach," said Polosky. "Having been a part of this program as both a player and an assistant coach, I fully understand the rich history of the program and will continue to instill the values that make Geneseo special."
In addition to coaching the Knights, Polosky served as a reading specialist at Avon Central School District while also coaching Avon Middle School's modified volleyball and softball teams.
Polosky earned a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education in 2012 and returned to earn her master's degree in literacy in 2014. A native of Endicott, N.Y., Polosky resides in Rochester, N.Y.