DURHAM, N.H.  – Marty Scarano, Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire, has announced that five candidates will be interviewed for the vacant head coach position for the University’s women’s basketball program. The interview process will begin June 4 and the candidates are Kristin Cole, Matthew Luneau, Charisse Mapp, Karen Pinkos and Jeanine Radice.

Cole (Notre Dame ’94) is currently an assistant coach with the Xavier University women’s basketball program and has served in that capacity since 2002. In her five years at Xavier, the Muskateers have compiled an overall record of 106-50, made two NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2002) and three trips to the WNIT Tournament. Cole was an assistant coach at Ball State (2001-02), UNLV (1999-2001) and Auburn (1996-99) prior to Xavier.

Luneau (Johnson State College ’91) is currently an associate head women’s basketball coach at Syracuse University and has held that position since 2004; he joined the SU staff as an assistant in 2003. Prior to Syracuse, Luneau was an assistant coach at University of Vermont (2002-03), Siena College (1997-2002) and College of St. Rose (1994-97).

Mapp (North Carolina ’89) was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Princeton University in 2006-07 and held the same position at North Carolina State University from 1998-2003. The Wolfpack compiled an 84-64 overall record and made three NCAA Tournament appearances in her five-year tenure. Mapp also has collegiate coaching experience as an assistant at East Carolina University (1995-98) and Temple University (1991-95).

Pinkos (UNH ’88) is currently head women’s basketball coach at Southern New Hampshire University. Last year – her first as head coach – Pinkos led SNHU to its first appearance in the Northeast-10 tourney. Prior to SNHU, Pinkos served as assistant coach at Northeastern University (1996-2005), Providence College (1993-96), Boston College (1992-93) and UNH (1988-91).

Radice (Fordham ’89) is currently an associate head women’s basketball coach at the University of Delaware; she joined the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ staff in 1996 and was promoted to her current position in 2000. In the last eight years, Delaware has compiled a record of 184-59 with two NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2001) and four trips to the WNIT (2002-03-05-06). Radice also has experience as an assistant at Seton Hall University (1992-96) and Marist College (1990-92).
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