July 3, 2008

Kristen Piscadlo Promoted on Women's Basketball Staff

July 3, 2008

Providence, RI - Kristen Piscadlo, a two-year volunteer assistant coach for the Brown women's basketball team, has recently been promoted to a second assistant on Head Coach Jean Marie Burr's staff.

"Coach Piscadlo brings a passion for the game that is evident in her teaching skills and enthusiasm to work with our players," Burr remarked. "She has also traveled nationally for the past two season as a recruiter for Brown in many of our Nations top tournaments. We are thrilled to have her on our staff."

A tireless worker with an intense passion for the game, Piscadlo will easily adapt to her new role. She played an integral role on the Bruno staff, but this season she will play an even bigger part in helping the Bears achieve success both on and off the court. She will continue her efforts in recruiting on a National level, and will continue to develop Brown's backcourt.

Piscadlo graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2006 and led the Mules to its best record in school history, going 73-37 from 2002-2005. During her senior season, the Mules won a Centennial Conference Championship and made it to the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament, while winning the most games in a single season, going 26-3.

"She relates so well to our players," said Burr. "Her leadership skills and personal qualities reflect in her success as a point guard that drove her team to national levels. It is exciting to have such a devoted coach ready to push us to a higher level. Administratively, she will also be responsible for all aspects of our Team travel, advanced Scouting and working with our Backcourt."

A 2005 First Team All-Centennial Conference selection and a third team Mid-Atlantic member, Piscadlo currently ranks 14th overall in scoring (866 pts.), second in three-point field goals in a career (158) and third in three-point field goals in a season (57). Not only when Piscadlo deadly from the field, but she was also one of the best point guards in Muhlenberg history. She is the all-time career assist leader (424), all-time assist leader in a season (164, 2005-06) and also ranks first in most assists in a game (12, 2005-06). Piscadlo also had a brief stint competing on the International circuit, as she continued her playing career in Australia.

Before Brown, Piscadlo spent time as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Rising Stars AAU basketball squad during the summer months of 2003-2005.