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Nicole Scholl enters her fifth season as the Binghamton head coach and her 14th year with the program. During her time at the helm, she has guided the Bearcats into one of the top teams in the America East conference.
In 2012, Scholl led Binghamton to the America East semifinals for the third time in four years. Prior to her becoming the head coach, the Bearcats had advanced to the semis just twice since joining the conference in 2001.
Binghamton went 19-12 during the 2010-11 campaign, tying its Division I era record for victories in a season. In addition, the Bearcats went 11-5 in conference play and defeated all eight opponents at least once during the regular season. The 11 conference wins also marked the program’s highest America East total during a 16-game conference schedule.
Individual accolades have come to the Binghamton women’s team on a consistent basis in Scholl’s four seasons as head coach. The Bearcats have had both the 2009 and 2011 America East Rookie of the Year winners. Five different players have earned all-conference honors and three players have reached the 1,000-point mark in scoring.
In 1999, Scholl joined the Binghamton program as an assistant coach. After serving as Binghamton’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator from 2005-08, Scholl was elevated to the head coach position on April 30, 2008.
Scholl came to Binghamton from Division II powerhouse North Dakota State University, where she helped lead the Bison to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances—their 12th and 13th straight national bids. Prior to her role at North Dakota State, Scholl served three years as the head girls’ basketball coach at Hastings High School in Hastings, Minn., where she led her teams to a state championship and overall record of 64-14.
As a player, Scholl was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for Division II Moorhead State University (Minn.). She played from 1989-1993, and garnered all-conference, all-district and honorable mention Kodak All-America accolades as a senior.
Scholl graduated cum laude from Moorhead in 1994 with a degree in physical education. She received her master’s degree from North Dakota State in 1999, where she also served as a physical education and health instructor. In October 2010, she was inducted into the Moorhead State Athletic Hall of Fame.
Leah Truncale completed her second season with the Binghamton program in 2010-11. She is a 2002 graduate of Binghamton, where she has a stellar four-year career. She is currently ranked third all-time with 1,341 career points, and first with 978 rebounds as well as 236 blocks. During Truncale’s four years on the squad, Binghamton went 94-22, won the 1999 New England College Conference title as well as both the 2000 and 2001 ECAC Division II championships.
Following her playing career, Truncale spent two years as a coach with the Bearcats. She was a graduate assistant coach during the 2003-04 season and a full-time assistant during the 2004-05 campaign.
From 2005-08, Truncale was a member of the Meteors Basketball Club in Dublin, Ireland. She was voted the team MVP and lead the Meteors in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals. For the past year, Truncale was a member of the Killester Basketball Club (also based in Dublin, Ireland). Once again, she led her team in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals.
Sarah Cartmill, a 2002 graduate of Binghamton, enters her third season as an assistant coach at Binghamton and her first as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
Cartmill arrived from Olean, N.Y., where she was part of a staff that guided the Bonnies to an 80-48 record as well as a pair of WNIT appearances. She was heavily involved with the recruiting process and worked specifically with the post players. This past season, Cartmill coached a pair of All-Atlantic 10 selections.
In the Binghamton record books, Cartmill ranks second all-time with 1,862 career points and third with 784 rebounds. During her four years at Binghamton, the squad went 94-22, captured a pair of ECAC Division II championships and advanced to the 1999 NCAA Division II Tournament. Cartmill capped her career by being named the 2002 America East Player of the Year in the Bearcats’ first year at the NCAA Division I level.
Following graduation, Cartmill played two years professionally in Ireland and a year in Denmark. She coaches several girls’ school age teams during that time. In 2005, Cartmill began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College.
Jason Marshall begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Binghamton program. He arrives from West Point, where he was an assistant coach at Army the past five seasons.
During his time at West Point, he helped coach eight Patriot League all-star selections. The Black Knights went 22-9 this past year and earned a bid to the WNIT. In 2008-09, Army finished the season with 19 wins.
A 2008 graduate of Ramapo College, Marshall was a four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain for the Roadrunners. He helped lead Ramapo to First ever New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship in 2005. The Roadrunners received an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament that season and advanced to the Sweet 16. Two years later, Ramapo won their second NJAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Jermaine Cooper begins his first season as the Coordinator of Player Development.
Last year, he was the head coach at Ohio State-Mansfield. He was also the associate head coach of the Ohio Glory women’s AAU program from 2011-13. That program has produced numerous NCAA Division I and Division II prospects.
From 2009-12, Cooper was the head boys’ basketball coach and athletic director at Veritas Academy, which is located in Worthington, Ohio. He led the squad to a program-record 15 wins during the 2009-10 season.
Cooper has also served as a coach for one of the top Ohio Recruiting services, the Ohio Girls’ Basketball Report (OGBR) for Tom Jenkins. In addition, he has worked summer basketball camps at Ohio State, Purdue, Youngstown State, Syracuse and Otterbein.
In 2009, Cooper earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.