LaSheena McDonald joins NYIT women’s basketball coaching staff

Coach Kenny Parham has a new addition to his New York Tech women’s basketball staff.

Former Skyline Conference Player of the Year LaSheena McDonald has been hired as an assistant coach.

McDonald spent seven years working with the athletics department at Adelphi University, in roles including equipment and purchasing manager, event management graduate assistant, and assisting in 2009-10 with the women’s basketball program.

She also served during that span as head coach of the girls basketball team at the Waldorf School in Garden City.

More recently, McDonald has been employed as a business operations senior analyst in the technology group with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

She joins Rob Isme, Bryant Lassiter and Symone Kelly as assistant coaches.

“LaSheena’s professionalism, work ethic and her experience as collegiate player and coach will be great assets to our players and our program,” Parham said. “She has strong relationships in the high school and AAU girls basketball world and will be a huge asset to our program in all facets.”

At Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, McDonald played from 2003-04 through 2006-07. She was the Skyline Conference Player of the Year as a junior and the Skyline Conference Tournament MVP as a junior and senior. She was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2015.

McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mount Saint Mary and a master of arts degree in sports management from Adelphi.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Coach Parham’s staff and join the New York Tech family,” McDonald said. “I trust Coach Parham’s vision, and I am excited to see the direction this program continues to go under his direction. I am looking forward to working diligently to help this program compete at the highest level.”