Shelby Buck is entering her first season as an assistant coach with the Stonehill women's basketball program
Buck joins the Stonehill coaching staff after three seasons as assistant coach at Roger Williams under Kelly Thompson, who served as an assistant for Brown with the Skyhawks for five years. Buck helped guide the Hawks to a 49-24 (.671) record over her three seasons on the coaching staff, reaching the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and earning an NCAA Tournament bid this past season, finishing with a 23-6 record overall. In addition to her on-court coaching duties, she assisted in the team maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better all three years.
Buck served one season as an assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2014-15 prior to joining Roger Williams. The 2015 UMass Boston graduate, helped the Beacons to a Little East Championship appearance for the first time in program history, finishing with a 19-9 record overall. As a student-athlete at UMass Boston, Buck was a four-year letterwinner for coach Courtney Mattingly, serving as captain her senior year. She also represented the women’s basketball program on UMB’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and received the University’s William Puerto Award for sportsmanship and leadership as a senior.
“Shelby has all the qualities you want to see in a young coach – an outstanding work ethic, a passion for the game and the profession, and a desire to positively impact the student-athletes that she works with,” said Brown. “The past three seasons she has worked with and been mentored by one of the best coaches in New England, Kelly Thompson, at Roger Williams. Shelby’s involvement in all aspects of the RWU program, coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance, have given her the experience that translates to success. She is an invaluable addition to our program and the Stonehill community.”
Buck earned her Bachelor's Degree from UMass Boston in exercise and health sciences, with a concentration in health sciences.