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Eddie Benton Jr.

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Head Women's Basketball Coach

Local Address:  Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , United States
Division III La Roche College

Employment History


  • University of Vermont
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Loretto, PA - Saint Francis ... [cached]
Loretto, PA - Saint Francis University head women's basketball coach Joe Haigh has announced the addition of Eddie Benton, Jr. and Tenicha A. Gittens to his staff for the 2012-13 season.
"We are very excited to welcome Eddie and Tenicha to the Red Flash family," said Haigh.
Benton comes to Saint Francis after nine seasons the head women's basketball coach at Division III La Roche College in Pittsburgh. During his time with the Lady Redhawks, his teams won 108 games punctuated by 2011-12 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference regular season and tournament championships. After rolling to a 22-6 record in 2011-12, La Roche's Jessica Pitts was named AMCC Player of the Year, while Benton received the league's Coach of the Year award. Prior to La Roche, Benton served two years as an assistant coach at LaSalle University after spending three years as an assistant coach at Robert Morris University.
Benton played collegiate basketball at the University of Vermont, where he is the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,474 career points. He also ranks third in school history in career assists. Selected to the all-conference first team in four consecutive years, Benton had his jersey retired by the school in 1998. After graduating with his degree in sociology, he continued his professional playing career in the CBA with the Grand Rapids Hoops. After the CBA, Benton played professionally overseas in Israel, Holland and Venezuela.
"Eddie comes to us from Pittsburgh where he built a very good program at La Roche College," said Haigh.
Coach Benton has done a ..., 6 May 2014 [cached]
Coach Benton has done a great job laying the foundation for the program and we have a great core group of girls who are ready to be successful in the classroom as well as on the court.
Gissendanner replaces former head coach Eddie Benton who left for an assistant coaching position at St. Francis University (PA).
It's quite an exciting time as we move forward following the departure of Coach Eddie Benton.
Former La Roche College women's ..., 2 Mar 2011 [cached]
Former La Roche College women's basketball head coach Eddie Benton has been selected as an assistant at NCAA Division I St. Francis University women's basketball...
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - News, 16 Sept 2011 [cached]
1974 Mike Robinson, Michigan State 1996 Eddie Benton, University of Vermont
AMCC News Archive 2004-05, 1 Jan 2004 [cached]
La Roche College has hired Eddie Benton, Jr. as head coach of women's basketball. Benton is a 1997 graduate of the University of Vermont where he was a member of the basketball team. Prior to La Roche, Benton served as an assistant coach of men's basketball at Robert Morris University for three seasons. He takes over a program that in the 2003-04 season was 6-20 overall and 4-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
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