Release: June 29, 2009
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Leah Truncale named
Binghamton assistant women's basketball coach
VESTAL, N.Y.--The Binghamton
women's basketball program has announced the hiring of Leah
Truncale as its new assistant coach. She joins a staff that
includes second-year head coach Nicole Scholl, fifth-year assistant
Bernitha Johnson and second-year assistant Bet Naumovski.
Truncale 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.
"It's exciting to have Leah back in Binghamton," Scholl
said. "She is one of the best post players to come through
our program in the 10 years that I have been here and I am looking
forward to having her work with our post players. Her recent
international experience and her New York background will also
be beneficial for recruiting. Leah will be a great role model
for our student-athletes and is a great fit with our staff."
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.
Binghamton University--Leah Truncale named assistant coach.