|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Molloy College|
Kerry Connolly is in his first season as a volunteer assistant on the Columbia women's basketball coaching staff. Connolly joined the staff in May of 2017 after serving as the assistant video coordinator for the Florida Gators women's team in 2016-17.
Connolly’s responsibilities include assisting with player development, scouting and strategy, recruiting operations and analytics.
“Kerry is extremely driven and hardworking," head coach Megan Griffith stated. "He has valuable connections in the greater New York area as a recruiter and will be a strong asset to our program.”
Connolly joins the Columbia staff after one year as the assistant video coordinator for the University of Florida’s women’s program. Among his many responsibilities, Connolly was in charge of compiling video for opponent scouting and game preparation, analytical offensive and defensive breakdowns, and producing motivational team highlight videos.
Connolly has five years of coaching experience with Long Island Lutheran High School girls’ varsity basketball. He assisted the team to three New York State Federation Championships (2013, ’14, ’15) and guided 15 players to Division I scholarships. Connolly was also the head coach for five season of the Long Island Lightning AAU team, coaching girls grades 4-11.
Connolly earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Molloy College in 2014.