Monroe College Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Monroe College Express women’s basketball head coach Jeremy Thompson has announced the program’s coaching staff for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Coach Thompson announced the addition of three new coaches to the women’s basketball program’s staff. Taylor Iorfino will be the assistant coach for the varsity women’s basketball team during this coming season. Robert Dunn will serve as head coach of the junior varsity squad, while Jariah Johnson will be the assistant coach for the JV team. Dunn and Johnson will also play a role as assistant coaches for the varsity team.

“I am very excited to be bringing on this staff to join the Monroe College-Bronx women’s basketball program,” said Thompson. “The combination of coaches will certainly lead our program to more success and I look forward to working with them. I hope to continue to be an impact in NYC and with this staff I certainly believe we can provide our athletes with the best experience possible.” 

Iorfino recently wrapped up a four-year career with the Regis College women’s basketball team, during which she was named a team captain for her senior season and was very involved with the Regis College athletic department. She has also gained coaching experience during her athletic career, serving as an assistant coach for AAU Premier Basketball. Iorfino has spent a number of years helping develop young athletes at the Skyhawks Sports Academy in Connecticut.”I am truly excited for Coach Taylor Iorfino to be joining me on staff, as I coached against her as a player years ago, and her work ethic, ability to reach and impact our student athletes and her experience coaching is so going to be so valuable,” said Coach Thompson.

“First, I would like to thank Allaire [Primiano], Jeremy and everyone for bringing me onto the staff,” said Iorfino. “I’m so excited to be starting in one of my dream positions with the Express family. I’m eager to share my love and knowledge of the game to others who also share my passion. The experiences and knowledge I’ve gained so far in the Bronx have already helped me grow and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!”

Dunn brings many years of coaching experience to the Monroe Express. Since 2017, Dunn has served as head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Cathedral Girls High School in New York City. He has also been the head coach of Lady Flyers AAU in New York City since 2012. During this time, Dunn has won various championships both locally and nationally. He has helped counsel several players on their decisions to move on to high school and college programs. Dunn also created junior varsity programs to help younger players have an opportunity to develop.

 “I have known Coach Dunn for years now and have been looking forward to an opportunity to work with him, as I have seen what he has done for NYC basketball over the years,” said Coach Thompson.

“I’m excited to be part of the Monroe family,” said Dunn. “Being a coach here is the essence of who I am: family, education and basketball. I can’t wait to get started.”

Johnson recently finished up a successful two-year playing career with the Keuka College women’s basketball team. She was named to the 2018-19 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) All-Conference Second Team. Johnson currently serves as an assistant basketball coach for the Harlem USA Panthers.

“Coach Jariah is another great addition to the program, as her success in NYC Youth Basketball is unparalleled, and her passion for the game is evident,” said Coach Thompson.

“Basketball is my life. I have played AAU, high school and college basketball and want to pass on my knowledge and experiences to the Monroe program,” said Johnson. “I would like to thank our athletic director Allaire, Coach Jeremy and Coach Dunn for bringing me aboard this wonderful program. I can’t wait for the journey to get started!”

The Express women’s basketball team went 19-13 overall in 2019-20, the team’s first year above a .500 winning percentage. The Express made their second straight trip to the Region XV Championship tournament, picking up a first-round victory over Dutchess Community College before succumbing to eventual Region Champion Hostos Community College.

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