Boston University Names Kelly Greenberg Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Contact: Rachel Lieber, 617-353-2872 | chich@bu.edu

(Boston) — Kelly Greenberg, who led the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in two of her five years as the head coach, has been named the new head coach of the Boston University women’s basketball team, succeeding Margaret McKeon.

The announcement was made today (Wednesday, July 7th) by Boston University Director of Athletics Mike Lynch.

“Boston University is proud and excited to add Kelly Greenberg to our staff as Head Women’s Basketball Coach,” said Lynch. “She has a proven track record of success at a number of high quality institutions and clearly will help to raise the bar for our team. We look forward to a bright future for our womens’ basketball program under her leadership.”

During her five seasons at Penn, Greenberg posted an 84-54 overall record and a 51-19 mark in Ivy League play, ranking third on the school’s all-time wins list.

In her first season as a head coach in 1999-2000, Greenberg’s squad posted its first winning season in eight years. The following season, she guided the Quakers to an Ivy League title as the team went a perfect 14-0 in league games. The team earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and posted a school-best 22-6 overall record. For her efforts, she was honored as the Philadelphia Big 5 Coach of the Year.

In 2003-04, Greenberg led the team back to the NCAA Tournament as Penn recorded a 17-10 overall mark and an 11-3 record in Ivy League play.

Prior to her appointment at Penn, Greenberg spent seven seasons on the women’s basketball staff at the College of the Holy Cross. During her final four seasons, Greenberg served as head coach Bill Gibbon’s associate head coach. During her tenure, the Crusaders made four trips to the NCAA Tournament and captured six Patriot League titles.
Before Holy Cross, Greenberg was an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island during the 1991-92 season and The George Washington University in 1990-91. She began her coaching career at cross-town rival Northeastern in 1989-90.

Greenberg was a two-time Second Team All-Big 5 selection at LaSalle University, leading the Explorers to three consecutive Big 5 Championships and NCAA Tournaments. She captained the 1988-89 team to a 28-3 overall record, a national ranking, and a third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Greenberg graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Greenberg will inherit a Boston University squad that returns nine letterwinners from the 2003-04 squad that finished 19-11 overall and 12-6 in America East, reaching the America East title game for the second consecutive season.