Delaware Tech Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Delaware Technical Community College has announced the hiring of a new coaching staff for the women’s basketball program that brings more than 40 years of basketball coaching to the College.

Head coach Maureen Faulkner has coached girls’ basketball in Delaware since 1997. A graduate of Padua Academy, Faulkner has coached at Padua, Wilmington Friends School, and most recently Delaware Military Academy (DMA). She has been highly successful in the sport, earning a walk-on scholarship at the University of Miami, where she graduated in 1996 with a criminal justice degree and a minor in psychology.

Faulkner said she enjoys coaching basketball because it is a sport that reveals the individual characteristics of an athlete. She believes sports can teach a lot of life lessons, and will be looking for players who are ready to work hard on and off the court.

“They will need to be committed and dedicated,” Faulkner said. “And academic success is going to come first because it will far outweigh any athletic success they will see.”

Faulkner is joined by Chris Patton, her longtime assistant coach who has been a coach since he was in the 11th grade. In addition to coaching with Faulkner at Padua and Friends, Patton has also coached at The Tatnall School and Sanford School.

“I love teaching the game,” Patton said. “To me, basketball is a chess match, and there’s always something to learn.”

Rounding out the coaching staff is Delaware Tech alumna Anna Tiberi. Tiberi played at Delaware Tech from 2010-2012, and has been coaching since 2012. She was an assistant coach at Delaware Tech from 2014-2016, and most recently coached alongside Faulkner and Patton at DMA.

“Delaware Tech feels like home, and it’s good to get a program back here,” Tiberi said. “I want to help make Delaware Tech feel like more than just a community college.”

Currently enrolled Delaware Tech students attending any of the College’s four locations are eligible to try out for all Delaware Tech sports.

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