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Women's Basketball's Tillett Promoted to Assoc. Head Coach

Just completed her third year at Navy


Army at Navy WBB, 2015

Army at Navy women's basketball game. Feb. 7, 2015 Photos by Phil Hoffmann


W. Basketball vs. Mary Washington

Women's basketball vs. Mary Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. Photos by Phil Hoffmann.

Rebecca Tillett begins her fourth year as a member of the Navy coaching staff in the fall of 2017.

Her initial season at Navy (2014-15) saw the Mids tally an overall record of 17-14, finish in a tie for fourth place in the Patriot League standings with a 10-8 record and reach the semifinal round of the league tournament. Her third season saw the Mids place sixth in the Patriot League with a 9-9 record which was part of an overall 15-15 campaign.

The 2016-17 Mids notched an overall record of 24-10, finished in second place in the Patriot League with a record of 14-4, played in the championship game of the league tournament and received an automatic berth into the WNIT. Navy would go on to reach the second round of the WNIT, which came after defeating George Washington in the first round of the event to earn the program’s first national post-season tournament victory.

Tillett arrived on The Yard after spending the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Crimson Hawks posted an 18-10 record that season and were ranked as high as No. 20 in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll.

Prior to entering the collegiate ranks at IUP during the summer of 2013, Tillett spent six seasons as the varsity head coach at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va. She compiled an overall record of 122-39 and guided the school to four district crowns, three district tournament titles, three regional championships and three additional appearances is the region semifinals. The Bruins advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 state tournament, the semifinals of the event in 2011 and reached the state title game in 2008.

Tillett’s players went on to play basketball on the collegiate level at schools such as Virginia, George Washington, Holy Cross, James Madison, George Mason and Dartmouth. She herself was lauded with multiple awards during her stint there. Tillett was named the Northwest Region Coach of the Year (2008, ‘09, ‘11), the Cardinal District Coach of the Year (2008, ‘09, ‘10), the News and Messenger Coach of the Year (2009, ‘10) and the Washington Post Coach of the Year for the Prince William Section (2008).

Tillett (nee Nemerow) graduated from William & Mary (Dec. 1999) where she served as the captain of the basketball team during her senior season. She has held teaching positions at both elementary and high schools in Virginia and was tabbed as the KidBiz3000 Teacher of the Year in 2006. Her coaching career began when she served as an assistant on the varsity level and head coach of the junior varsity team at Jamestown High School (Williamsburg, Va.) during her final year at William & Mary. Tillett would soon move on to coach the junior varsity team for two years and the varsity squad for four years at Osbourn Park High School (Manassas, Va.).

In all, she as compiled an overall record of 166-72 as a head coach.

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