Purdue Fort Wayne Announces 2022-23 Coaching Staff

Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Maria Marchesano has announced coaching staff changes for the 2022-23 season. Jazmyne Geist has been promoted to the full-time third assistant coach role and Quincy Cunningham will fill the graduate assistant coach position.

Geist takes over for Hannah Albrecht, who stepped away from the program to pursue other opportunities. The Fort Wayne native spent the last year as the graduate assistant coach for the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball program. In her first season with the Mastodons, Geist helped the program make a significant jump in nearly all statistical categories. The Mastodons won nine games, and seven in Horizon League play, both of which were the most for the program since the 2013-14 season. Geist will assume her new role effective immediately.

“Jaz has done a great job for us this past year and I am excited to see her grow in this new role,” Marchesano said. “She has a passion for this game and for this city, and has a great rapport with the kids in our program. Her responsibilities will change but I know her impact will continue to be felt as she spends more time on the court and with recruits.”

Cunningham spent the last year as a Player Development Assistant for the University of Maryland women’s basketball program. While Cunningham was working with Maryland, the Terrapins went 23-9 and went to the Sweet 16. The Terps also had five wins over AP Top 25 teams. Cunningham assisted in individual player and team on-court workouts, served as a practice player, and assisted in film breakdowns. Maryland spent the entire season in the AP Top 25, climbing as high as No. 2.

“We are excited to bring Quincy on to our staff as a graduate assistant,” Marchesano said. “He really stood out through the interview process first and foremost because of his energy and passion for this game, but on top of that he has a great background with working with the Maryland women’s basketball team. The experience he gained being a part of their practice squad and handling a lot of the scout team responsibilities will be a huge asset to our program.”

The first official day of the 2022-23 women’s basketball season is on November 8.