THREE ASSISTANTS JOIN MILLER TO ROUND OUT HOLY FAMILY WBB STAFF
Courtesy of Paul Gornowski, Holy Family SID
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Holy Family University women's basketball first year head coach Mark Miller has hired Nikki Flores, Rachel Johnson and Bethann Castone as assistant coaches to complete the program's 2009-10 coaching staff on Monday.
"I am very excited about the staff and what they bring to continue the tradition at Holy Family," said Miller. "Nikki has been with me for a year, so she knows how I operate. Rachel and Bethann are very enthusiastic and excited to be here."
Flores was an assistant under Miller at Norwich University during the 2008-09 season after a decorated four-year playing career at Division I Marist College.
In her senior season, Flores was tabbed as an All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) second team selection. She was a co-captain and averaged 9.7 points and 3.2 assists in 35 games. As a freshman in 2005, Flores was selected to the MAAC All-Rookie team. She was also a three-time member of the MAAC All-Academic (2006, 2007, 2008) and All-Tournament (2005, 2006, 2008) teams.
She helped the Red Foxes win four MAAC regular season titles and three conference tournaments. Flores was a member of a senior class that enjoyed 102 victories and three NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2006-07 Marist team reached the Sweet 16. Flores scored 907 points during her career, which spanned a school record 128 games. She ranks second in career free throw percentage (.809), fifth in free throw made (305) and seventh in career three-point field goal percentage (.319).
In 2008, Flores earned a bachelor's degree in History/Adolescent Education from Marist.
Johnson returns to the area after one year as an assistant coach at Division II University of Texas-Permian Basin (UTPB). At UTPB, Johnson was charged with helping manage practices, scouting, recruiting, academics and the day-to-day operations of the program. Last season, the Falcons big win was a 46-43 upset of 16th ranked St. Mary's (Texas).
Prior to joining the UTPB staff, Johnson was a forward for Edinboro University. She recorded 420 points, 326 rebounds, 85 steals and 35 blocks in 94 games for the Fighting Scots. She was a part of the 2006 Fighting Scots team that reached the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament. Johnson was on the dean's list in 2007 and 2008.
Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Edinboro and is working to complete her master's degree in Kinesiology from UTPB.
Castone was previously an assistant at Division I University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her one-year stop at Penn, she was the head coach of Council Rock South High School for two seasons.
Castone was a guard for Chestnut Hill College from 2003 to 2006. In her four seasons, she amassed 1,174 points and was a member of the athletic and academic honor rolls in each of her last three seasons. She was also a three-year team captain and helped guide the Griffins to their first NCAA Division III Championship Tournament after winning the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference in 2005. Castone earned the 2006 Athletic Director's Award, which is given to the school's top two senior athletes.
Castone earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education/History from Chestnut Hill College and recently completed the Master's in Education program at Cabrini College. She is currently a social studies teacher at Pennsbury High School.