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.
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.
played collegiate basketball at the University of Vermont
, where he
is the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,474 career points.
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.
comes to us from Pittsburgh where he built a very good program at La Roche College
," said Haigh.