LEWISBURG, Pa. – Head coach Aaron Roussell has announced the addition of Jeanine Radice as an assistant coach on the Bucknell women’s basketball staff. Radice brings 27 years of experience at the Division I level, including six appearances in the NCAA Tournament and seven in the WNIT.
"We are very excited to have Jeanine join our program,” Roussell said. “Her experience, combined with her exceptional energy and enthusiasm, will be a tremendous boost for our current team and our future players, as well."
Radice spent the past 21 seasons as an assistant coach at Delaware, helping the Blue Hens accumulate 408 wins, a .632 winning percentage, four NCAA Tournament berths, and seven appearances in the WNIT. During a two-season stretch from 2011-13, Delaware went undefeated in the Colonial Athletic Association and posted an overall record of 63-6. Both seasons culminated with appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
The 2012-13 season was one of the greatest in the history of Delaware women’s basketball. The team set a program record for wins in a season, going 32-4 on its way to a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Hens opened with a 66-53 win over No. 11 West Virginia and followed that with a 78-69 upset win over No. 3 North Carolina to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.
The memorable 2012-13 season came just one year after Delaware went 31-2. The Blue Hens made school history at the end of that season with a 73-42 win over Arkansas Little Rock in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. It was the first ever postseason win by a women’s basketball or men’s basketball team at Delaware.
Prior to Delaware, Radice was an assistant coach at Seton Hall for two seasons. She helped guide the Pirates to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths in 1994 and 1995. Radice also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Marist.
Radice earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fordham in 1989 and went on to earn a Master’s degree in education at her alma mater in 1990.
A two-sport star in women’s basketball and cross country for the Rams, Radice was inducted into the Fordham Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. She was the 1989 MAAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and the 1985 Rookie of the Year. A three-time First Team All-MAAC selection, Radice ranks second in program history in scoring with 2,417 career points and is the record holder in scoring average (21.8), field goal percentage (.475), and free throw percentage (.851).
Radice is a native of Staten Island, N.Y.
Bucknell is coming off the most successful season in program history. The Bison set a school record for wins with a mark of 27-6, went unbeaten at home at 16-0, won the Patriot League regular season and tournament titles, and earned a No. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament.