2010 Stonehill graduate returns to assist former coach Trisha Brown
EASTON, Mass. (July 19, 2013) – Former Stonehill College women's basketball standout Megan Methven, '10, has returned to her alma mater to serve as assistant coach on head coach Trisha Brown's staff. The announcement was made by Brown and confirmed by Brendan Sullivan, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the College.
Methven returns to Stonehill after serving as girls' basketball coach at nearby Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, where she was named head coach in February. She was assistant coach for the Panthers for over two seasons, helping the team reach two Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Division I tournament appearances. As head coach she created and implemented practice plans, did film breakdown, scheduling and scouting, while also gaining valuable fundraising experience and organized a "Play for Kay" event that raised over $1,000 for the Kay Yow Fund.
"I am thrilled to have Megan return to the Skyhawk program as assistant coach," said Brown. "She had a tremendous career as a student-athlete at Stonehill, and was a natural leader from the minute she arrived on campus. Meg's passion for the game, her high basketball IQ and her ability to teach translate into great success for our program. Her experience as a player in the Northeast-10, her participation in four straight NCAA tournaments, and her knowledge of the College will certainly enhance her talents as a recruiter. Meg is a phenomenal competitor and a proven winner – we are very lucky to have her back at Stonehill."
Methven scored over 1,000 points in four seasons at Stonehill and ranks second all-time with 226 career three-pointers. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)
In addition to her work with Whitman-Hanson, Methven was head coach of Bay State Magic Elite and Mass Attack AAU teams for three years. She coached teams to the Division I 13 and Under Division I State Championship and a trip to the Girl's AAU Junior National Tournament Championship. Methven also gained valuable coaching experience as head girls' varsity lacrosse coach at Whitman-Hanson for two years as well as at Abington High School in 2011, leading Abington to its first ever postseason appearance.
Methven has worked basketball camps and clinics at Stonehill as well as Hartwick College and Oneonta State College in Upstate New York, near her hometown of Corning, N.Y. In addition to her coaching duties, she taught mathematics at Whitman-Hanson.
Methven was part of four NCAA Tournament teams during her time as a student-athlete at Stonehill, serving as captain her senior year. She received the Fred C. Petti Academic Award following her senior year for having the highest grade point average for that academic year. Methven, one of the top three-point shooters in program history, is one of 27 players in Stonehill's 1,000-point club, finishing with 1,014 career points and currently ranks second all-time with 226 career three-point field goals. She ranks seventh all-time for career free-throw percentage (.783) and her 76 three-pointers as a freshman in 2006-07 ranks second on the program's single-season list. Methven, a regular on the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, earned All-Rookie Team status from the NE-10 as a freshman and helped lead the Skyhawks to regular season and tournament conference championships in 2007-08.
Methven received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill in 2010 for mathematics. She was involved with the Athletic Leadership and Lifeskills Education Committees, serving as co-chair of Special Olympics events hosted by the College.
Stonehill (24-5, 19-3 NE-10), ranked 12th in the final regular season USA TODAY Sports/Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II poll, earned its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance this past season after posting the 23rd 20-win season in the program's 42 year history. The Skyhawks boasted a 14-1 record at Merkert Gymnasium and made a 32nd-straight appearance in the Northeast-10 tournament after finishing second in the regular season standings. Stonehill's 2013-14 schedule is expected to be released within the next couple of weeks.