Rottier named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at D3 Wilson College

Wilson College Director of Athletics Tina Hill has announced the hiring of Shane Rottier to serve as the next head coach of women’s basketball. Rottier comes to Wilson after serving as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Elizabethtown College.

“We’re excited to have Coach Rottier join the Wilson family,” said Hill. “His years of experience at both the club and collegiate level is going to serve our program well and his is dedication to player success both in the classroom, on the court and beyond, will ensure our team is prepared to exceed expectations. The love of the game, commitment to recruiting and mentoring talented students and his genuine care for student success, will ensure a bright future for the Phoenix!”

Rottier brings a vast amount of experience to Wilson. During his time at Elizabethtown, Rottier helped the Blue Jays to back-to-back post-season appearances, including finishing runner-up in the Landmark Conference championship during the 2018-19 season. He was instrumental in recruiting and developing players that led the Blue Jays to a 19-7 record during the 2018-19 season and was a member of the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year for the 2018-19 season. Prior to his arrival at Elizabethtown, Rottier served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Thaddeus Stevens College where he served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and offensive coordinator. The Bulldogs increased their scoring output and earned the programs first appearance in the conference championship in nine years. Rottier has also coached several AAU and high school teams in the Central Pennsylvania region.

“I would like to thank Tina Hill and the search committee for the opportunity to join Wilson College and to lead the women’s basketball program in the quest for academic and athletic success,” said Rottier. “I appreciate the careful consideration that goes into the hiring process and I am honored to join my new colleagues in helping our student-athletes have a positive college experience as they grow into the bold, successful leaders of tomorrow. I am excited to start working with the team and to share the wonderful academic and athletic opportunities available at Wilson College with potential student-athletes.”

Rottier received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California Coast University and received two master’s degrees from Concordia University Irvine: one in Coaching and Exercise Science and the other in Coaching and Athletic Administration. In addition to his work in higher education, Coach Rottier has nearly 20 years of professional experience in the private sector including management positions for e-commerce, online marketing, sales, and operations and has held leadership positions in nine different professional and community organizations.

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