Montello Tabbed as New Women's Basketball Coach

Montello Tabbed as New Women's Basketball Coach

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Women's Basketball Head Coach Kate Bruce has announced the addition of Johnny Montello to the coaching staff for the 2018-19 season. The name should sound familiar to Cavalier fans as he returns after serving the last two campaigns as a graduate assistant.

Montello will fill the role previously held by Jen Conely, who recently accepted the head coaching position at Wisconsin-Parkside.

"It was an easy decision to hire Johnny to fill the vacant assistant coach's position. Johnny has been outstanding the past two seasons in his role as graduate assistant coach, and I have no doubt he will excel in his new role," said Coach Bruce. "He has a tremendous knowledge and passion for the game of basketball, is energetic, and has built great relationships with our current players and staff. We are thrilled to keep him on staff."

In his first year with the team, Walsh went 15-13 and advanced to the GLIAC Tournament. Last season, the Cavaliers finished second in the conference and advanced to the semifinals of the G-MAC Tournament with a 21-9 overall record.