Northeastern tabs Edwards as new Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Madigan announced the hiring of Priscilla Edwards as the next head coach of the Northeastern University women’s basketball program on Thursday. 
Edwards becomes the eighth head coach in program history, and joins the Huskies following two seasons as an assistant coach at Clemson University and five as the associate head coach at Providence.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be at Northeastern University, and I am thrilled to welcome Priscilla Edwards as the next head coach of our women’s basketball team,” Madigan said. “Priscilla is a proven winner, and her expertise as a coach, recruiter and educator make her the perfect fit as the next leader of the Huskies. I look forward to working closely with her and her staff as we continue the ascent of our women’s basketball program.”
Season tickets for the Northeastern women’s basketball program are now on sale. New and returning season ticket holders can visit to lock in their pricing for the 2023-24 season. The full schedule will be released at a later date.
Edwards’ two seasons in Clemson were highlighted by a 19-16 overall record in 2022-23 including wins over No. 7 Virginia Tech, the program’s first over a top-ten opponent since 2000, and No. 23 Florida State. The 19 wins were the most for the program since the 2018-19 season as the Tigers reached the WNIT for the third time in program history, advancing to the Super 16 of the tournament for the first time ever.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Chancellor Ken Henderson, Jim Madigan, and Regina Sullivan for entrusting me with this program,” Edwards said. “Today is a dream come true. It stands as testament that anything is possible with faith, hard work, and unwavering support. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the leader of this program, and one that I do not take lightly. I look forward to uplifting these young women and cultivating them to be winners, scholars, and leaders on and off the court. I cannot wait to get started with Team 58!”
Prior to her time at Providence, Edwards spent three years as an assistant coach at St. John’s (2012-15). During her time with the Red Storm, she helped to develop and mentor four WNBA Draft selections, including Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith, who were the first such selections in program history in 2013. She also assisted with signing the Red Storm’s 12th-ranked recruiting class in 2014.
Additionally, St. John’s advanced to the postseason during each of Edwards’ three seasons with the program, including two 20-win seasons. In 2014-15, St. John’s finished the year with a 23-11 record and earned an invitation to the WNIT. The Red Storm followed with back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2015.
She began her career as the Director of Basketball Operations at St. Bonaventure in 2009 and was elevated to assistant coach in 2010. During her time in Olean, Edwards helped guide the Bonnies to the regular-season Atlantic 10 crown and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012. That year, St. Bonaventure finished with a 31-4 overall record and a perfect 14-0 mark in the A-10. She also played a role in mentoring and developing two All-Atlantic 10 First-Team selections while with the Bonnies, as well as recruiting first-team all-conference selection Katie Healy and A-10 Sixth Woman of the Year Hannah Little. 
In 2015, Edwards founded PE Basketball Skill Training and Development. With PE Basketball, Priscilla oversaw and directed training of athletes of all levels, including the NBA, WNBA and top European Leagues. PE Basketball also provided off-court development in the form of workshops with student athletes, covering strength and conditioning and nutrition. Edwards also has worked with the NBA youth initiative Jr. NBA as a lead skills clinician.
Edwards graduated from St. Bonaventure in 2008 and enjoyed an impressive playing career. A four-year letter winner for the Bonnies, she concluded her career as part of the 2008-09 squad that won a then-program record 23 games and advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. She finished her career with 881 points, 448 rebounds and 354 assists.

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