Island product is hired as Caldwell University women’s basketball head coach and assistant director of athletics
St. John Villa basketball product Christie Conforti has been hired as Caldwell University’s head coach of women’s basketball and assistant director of athletics, Advance has learned.
She had spent the previous seven seasons guiding a colleague at the Central Atlantic College Conference, Concordia College.
“We are extremely excited and happy to welcome Christie to our institution and athletics department as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Coach of Women’s Basketball,” said the Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics. ‘Caldwell University, Mark A. Corino. “I believe Christie is extremely prepared to handle all facets of this role and will be motivated, dedicated and committed to ensuring the continued success of the program. I believe Christie has a great knowledge and understanding of our institution’s mission and will work hard to achieve its goals in a positive way. Christie brings a wealth of CCAC knowledge and experience to our program and she has prepared for this challenge. I am happy to offer her this opportunity and look forward to working with her as she will now lead our program through this exciting new era.
At Concordia, Conforti served as an assistant coach with the Clippers for more than a season before taking over as interim head coach midway through the 2013-14 season.
Conforti’s first full season as a head coach was in 2014-15 and in her third season she led the Clippers to their very first appearance at the CACC Championship tournament in 2016-17.
In 2020-21, the Clippers reached the CACC Championship semifinals for the first time and won the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II championship entry.
“I am extremely honored and fortunate to be named the next Head Coach of Women’s Basketball and Assistant Director of Athletics at Caldwell University,” said Conforti. “I look forward to continuing to coach at a great conference like the CACC and build on the championship culture that is already in place at Caldwell University. I am very excited and can’t wait to get started! “
A two-season member of the Pace University Setters, Conforti was recognized on the Northeastern Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll-10 for the 2007-08 season.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pace in 2010.