Parsons Tabbed Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

HOBOKEN, NJ (July 8, 2022) – Head coach of the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s basketball team Megan Haughey announced the hiring of Alyssa Parson as assistant coach on Friday. Parsons joins the program after serving as interim head coach at the Pratt Institute.

“We are thrilled to have Alyssa join our Duck family!” Haughey said. “She comes to us with a wealth of experience, having served as interim head coach at Pratt, as well as her experience working with student-athletes in the areas of leadership and mental health. She will be a great contributor to both our staff and the entire athletic department.”

A former Division I player at Rider University, Parsons entered the collegiate coaching ranks at Pratt, first as an assistant, before being elevated to interim head coach midway through the 2021 season. -22.

While at Pratt, Parsons helped steer the Cannoneers through their inaugural Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference season, alongside national powerhouses Christopher Newport and Salisbury. Under Parsons’ guidance and tutelage, graduate student Katy O’Connor earned second-team All-C2C honors after leading the league in points and rebounds.

“I am extremely excited to join the women’s basketball program and athletic community at Stevens,” Parson said. “I want to thank Coach Haughey for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the successful program she established in Hoboken. I look forward to partnering with student-athletes to continue fostering a supportive environment, while helping them develop the individual skills they need to reach their full potential on and off the pitch.”

Parsons played 78 career games at Rider, including 47 starts. The Ivyland, Pennsylvania native served as team captain for three years and finished her time as the Bronc with 289 points and 173 assists and sank 52 three-pointers, while shooting 75% from the line free throws. Parsons was an active member of Rider’s SAAC and served as Chair of the Student-Athlete Mentorship Group from 2010-2012. life.

“What a great recruit for women’s basketball Stevens!” commented Lynn Milligan, head coach of the women’s basketball team at Rider University. “Alyssa’s presence will be felt immediately and in such a positive way. She will inspire her players on and off the pitch with her success, energy and knowledge of the game. She was not only a great player for us, but she was a great leader with a great work ethic, I’m very proud of her and how she continues to represent RIDER WBB to this day.

In addition to her time on the sidelines, Parsons is the founder and CEO of Athelite Evolution, a cutting-edge performance coaching service for elite college and high school athletes specializing in mental agility, financial development and leadership and nutrition.

Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Parsons worked in the private sector as an accountant and investment banker. After graduating from Rider, Parsons began her coaching career as an AAU coach with the Northeast Rockers organization.

Parsons earned a finance degree from Rider in 2012 and went on to earn his MBA and JD from Drexel University in 2018.

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