|Title:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
Meghan Black joined the women's basketball coaching staff at Suffolk in 2014 and begins her third season as assistant coach of the Rams for the 2016-17 season.
Black returned to her alma mater and joined the Rams on the sidelines after a four-year career in blue-and-gold between 2008-12. A 2012 graduate of Suffolk with a Bachelor's in biology, Black captained the Rams as a senior and helped the team to a 64-46 overall and 33-16 GNAC record over her career and four ECAC Championship appearances.
As assistant coach the former 5-foot-10 forward wears multiple hats of responsibilities, but is crucial in organizing and executing practice, which includes one-on-one player development. The Roslindale, Massachusetts local assists in game plans and preparation by scouting the competition. Off the court Black designs and implements strength and conditioning programs and helps find rising talent for future Rams squads.
During her first season on the bench out of a Suffolk uniform, the Rams put together a 13-14 overall mark and went 8-3 against GNAC opponents. Black helped mold Iliana Quadri into an all-conference first-team selection and the Rams' 13th 1,000-point scorer.
Black’s second season featured the remarkable rebounding efforts of Chelsea Campellone, who represented the Rams on the second team of both the GNAC and the ECAC New England All-Star. Campellone was Suffolk’s offensive and defensive staple and anchored the Rams to a 17-11 overall and 8-3 league season, including a conference semifinal run, as well as the program’s eighth ECAC Tournament trip.
The GNAC transitioned to divisional play in 2016-17 and in it resulted in the Rams’ most victories against conference competition (12-4) since joining the GNAC ranks in 1995. A trio of all-conference honorees in Georgia Bourikas, Alexis Hackett and Kelsey Schiebel headline the Rams’ 22nd trip to the conference tournament, where the blue-and-gold was eliminated in the first-round to end the year, 17-9 overall. Hackett earned a program-record six GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week nods to go along with a pair of New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) en route to become Suffolk’s first-ever GNAC Rookie of the Year by a unanimous selection. Suffolk was also awarded for its efforts inside the classroom with the team’s 3.519 grade point average ranking 23rd nationally in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Team Honor Roll.