Kayla Sileo has been named Keystone College’s women’s basketball coach according to an announcement made today by Giants’ head coach Meghan Sullivan. Sileo joins the Giants’ staff after previous coaching stops at Marietta College and Lackawanna College.
Sileo was most recently the assistant women’s basketball coach at Marietta College in Ohio for the 2016-17 season where she helped the Pioneers post their winningest record in 22 years. Marietta made its first appearance in the OAC semifinals in 27 years and had two players earn All-Conference honors.
Sileo was responsible for creating on-court player development workouts for post players and guards that led the Pioneers to vast improvements in scoring margin, field goal percentage, and points per game. Sileo was also instrumental in all aspects of Marietta’s program including academic success, recruitment, compliance, and scheduling.
Prior to joining the Pioneers’ staff, Sileo spent three seasons at nearby Lackawanna College where she spent one season as the Falcons’ head women’s coach and facilities and compliance coordinator after a two-year stint as the assistant women’s basketball coach. Sileo was actively involved in all aspects of Lackawanna’s program and was instrumental in cultivating a stable and positive environment that encouraged both academic and athletic success.
In addition to practice and game instruction and strategy, Sileo coordinated daily operations for the Falcons including travel, budgeting, recruiting, scouting, and game film analysis.
As the facilities and compliance coordinator at Lackawanna, Sileo coordinated events in the athletic facilities to engage students and community members while also ensuring compliance with NJCAA eligibility rules for the Falcons’ eight sports and more than 200 student-athletes. She also managed the school website in coordination with the NJCAA system to ensure compliance standards were met.
Sileo began her coaching career following a four-year playing career at Misericordia University where she was a team captain as a senior.
A member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Sileo also holds a strength and conditioning certification from the International Youth Conditioning Association.
Sileo earned a bachelor of science degree in healthcare management with a minor in marketing from Misericordia in 2013.DIII Sileo