- Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
- Previous College:
- Mount St. Mary College
Jessica Rini (Mount St. Mary College ’18) joins the Dickinosn staff as an assistant coach with the women’s basketball program for the 2020-21 season. Rini has spent the past two very succesful seasons as a graduate assistant at Misericordia University, following a standout playing career at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York.
During her two seasons at Misericordia the Cougars produced a 43-13 record and went 20-8 in the Middle Atlantic Conference, making back-to-back MAC Freedom Championship game appearances. In 2018-19 the Cougars set a school record with a 16-game win streak and advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) semifinals.
The Cougars were ranked in the top-25 in both years by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and broke into the D3hoops.com top-25 in the 2018-19 season. During her tenure, the Cougars earned five All-MAC selections, had three 1,000-point scorers, and had one WBCA All-American.
Rini was involved in all aspects of the women’s basketball program at Misericordia. She assisted with administrative responsibilities and served as the team’s academic advisor, recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. In addition to gaining valuable coaching experience, she also served as the assistant director of athletics facilities.
She enjoyed an outstanding playing career at Mount St. Mary and was a three-time First-team All-Skyline Conference selection. Closing out her career with a great senior season, Rini finished with 1,111 career points. She led the team in scoring and ranked second in rebounds as a sophomore, junior and senior, averaging 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while producing 24 double-doubles in her career. She also reached the century mark with 102 steals, adding 93 assists and 76 blocked shots.
Rini Led Mount St. Mary to 63 wins over the course of her career and a 40-13 mark in her final two seasons, making Skyline Conference Championship game appearances in 2016 and 2018.