Women's Basketball's Tillett Promoted to Assoc. Head Coach
“Rebecca has been a huge part of our program for three seasons and I seek her counsel on everything,” said Pemper. “She is tremendous at connecting with our staff and players and her passion for helping us stay one of the elite teams in the Patriot League has never wavered. I want to have people working with me who have a shared vision for helping our athletes and program move forward. I am excited that we have given her the title of associate head coach; it is well deserved.”
Tillett just completed her third season as a member of the Navy coaching staff and her second as the program’s recruiting coordinator. The Mids placed second (14-4) in the Patriot League during the 2016-17 regular season and advanced to the title game of the league tournament. Navy would go on to defeat George Washington in the first round of the WNIT to record the first national post-season tournament victory in school history. That victory was part of the school-record tying 24 wins (24-10 overall) posted on the season by the Mids.
Navy has compiled an overall record of 56-39 and a league regular season mark of 33-21 during her three seasons on The Yard.
“When you have the privilege of working at Navy,” said Tillett, “you often stop and think about what a special place it is. People are drawn here to serve the greater good. To be surrounded by that daily is both humbling and inspiring. Stef gave me an incredible opportunity to coach here. Both her passion to challenge young women to achieve more than they thought possible and her commitment to promoting equal opportunities for women are admirable. Our players are a joy to coach, and I cherish the relationships we build through our love of this sport. I continue to grow as a coach here as I am surrounded by talented coaches, colleagues, and students. I am grateful for the opportunity.”
The William & Mary graduate (Dec. 1999) compiled a 166-72 record as a head coach on the high school level in Virginia and served as an assistant coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for one season prior to arriving at Navy in the summer of 2014.