Alyssa Polosky '11 enters her second season as head women's basketball coach in 2019-20. The former Knights' All-American assumed the head coaching role at her alma mater after serving as an assistant coach with the program for seven seasons.
In her first year leading the Knights, Geneseo finished 24-5 with a 15-3 mark in conference play, advancing to the SUNYAC finals for the seventh-consecutive season. The Knights earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Vassar, 74-55, in the first round before falling to defending national champion Amherst, 58-46. Lindsay Halpin '21 and McKenna Brooks '19 were named First Team All-SUNYAC and Natalie Alfieri '21 grabbed second team honors. Brooks nabbed a D3hoops.com All-Region selection as well.
During Polosky's tenure as an assistant coach, Geneseo enjoyed 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 helped mentor three All-Americans, including first-team selection Shannon McGinnis '16 who became the first player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career rebounds (1,011) while also finishing third with 1,473 career points. Allison McKenna '16 and McKenna Brooks '19 also copped Honorable Mention All-America in 2016 and 2018, respectively, under Polosky's guidance.
Polosky capped her playing career with Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2011 after captaining the Knights to a SUNYAC Championship. Also tabbed a first-team All-SUNYAC and second-team All-ECAC honoree, Polosky set a program record with 106 career blocked shots during her two year stint in Blue and White.
Polosky earned a degree in elementary and special education from Geneseo after completing an associate's degree in liberal arts with a concentration in elementary education from SUNY Broome in 2010.
Polosky also finished a master's degree in education at Geneseo in 2014 while serving as a high school and middle school reading specialist in the nearby Avon Central School district.
A native of Endicott, N.Y., Polosky currently resides in Rochester, N.Y.