Coaches

  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM COACHES

    Head Coach

    Liz Stieg

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    Liz Stieg begins her second season as head women’s basketball coach at Carlow University in 2014-15.

    Stieg was appointed the head coaching position after serving as the team’s assistant coach for two seasons. Prior to joining the Celtics' coaching staff, Stieg served as an assistant coach at American International College for the 2010-11 season. Her coaching resume also includes three years as a top assistant coach at Western New England University and one season as an assistant coach at Amherst College.  While at Amherst College, Stieg was also appointed the Assistant Director of the Nike Girls Basketball Camp for two summers.

    Stieg, a native of Agawam, MA, is a 2006 graduate of Bridgewater State College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a double concentration in Exercise Science and Recreation and Fitness Club Administration. During her time at Bridgewater State College, she played point guard and shooting guard for the Bears.  Stieg also earned her Master of Education degree in Sport Management at Springfield College in 2009. 


    Assistant Coach

    Andrew Kurzawski

    Before coming to Carlow he most recently oversaw basketball programming, clinics and player development at the Western Area YMCA.  He also assisted Coach Patrick Sandle (Loyala Marymount University / former University of Pittsburgh mens assistant coach) in youth basketball clinics and player development courses throughout the Pittsburgh region. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as a academic advisor to the St. Vincent College mens basketball program and also assisted the team in summer workouts and player development under Coach DP Harris.  In 2012 he was named head coach of the Carlynton Junior High School program.  He has also coached extensively at the AAU level and has a developed a small business training high school players during the summers.

    Kurzawski was a standout player at Carlynton high school in Carnegie, PA where he started 4 years on the varsity team and was a multiple time selection to the district’s fabulous 15 team. He was also a member of the prestigious Pittsburgh JOTS AAU team.  He received multiple scholarship offers to play college basketball.  He graduated from St. John’s University (Queens, NY) in 2007 with a degree in pre-law (philosophy) and completed a Master’s of Divinity degree from St. Vincent College and Seminary in 2012. 

      

    Assistant Coach
    Jessalyn Timko

     

    Former Carlow University women’s basketball captain Jessalyn Timko is entering her first season as a member of the Celtic's coaching staff.  She will serve as a student assistant for the 2014-15 season.

    During her four year playing career, Timko appeared in 94 games while scoring 712 points and pulling down 413 rebounds from her guard position.  While Timko was a very solid and well rounded player, her efforts on the defensive end is what she was most known for by opponents.  Her best game came during the 2013-14 season against KIAC opponent Alice Lloyd.  During that game she netted 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as she was looked upon to guard two time KIAC player of the year Ariel Nickell.

    Timko, a Belle Vernon, PA native, is currently finishing up her bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  

                 

    Assistant Coach

    Qiuana Brown