River Hawks Add Will Alton to Staff as Assistant Coach

UMass Lowell Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jenerrie Harris has announced the hiring of Will Alton to her staff. Alton will serve as the team’s new assistant coach, following a stint as video coordinator at the University of Kentucky.

“I would like to thank Coach Jenerrie Harris for the opportunity presented to me,” remarked Alton. UMass Lowell has a bright future and I am honored to be a part of this program and take it to the next level.”

At Kentucky, Alton was in charge of game and practice film, video edits and film exchange. Other duties included creating scout tapes for game preparation, while building individual workouts.

The Pennington, N.J. native performed as a basketball operations intern at the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA in 2014. He also returned to his alma mater and was an assistant coach for the Penn State Abington men’s basketball team from 2012-14.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Will to the staff,” said Harris. “He immediately won everyone over with his enthusiasm for UMass Lowell and adds to the excitement throughout the university. Throughout the hiring process, I was impressed with his attention to detail, his preparation, and how well informed he was regarding the players, the program and the school itself. He has had great mentors, who all speak very highly of him, and he has seen good basketball at different levels. Will is a true student of the game and has already brought great value to the program. He will make a great addition to our staff.”

Alton was a three-year starter at Penn State Abington and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor of arts degree in corporate communication.


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