PITTSBURGH - The Carlow University Department of Athletics is
pleased to announce the hiring of Albert DeSalvo as the new women's
basketball head coach.
DeSalvo, who was the assistant coach of the program for the past
two years, will be starting his third year with the Celtics.
"We are excited to have DeSalvo stay on as the head coach of the
program and look forward to the continuity it will provide for our
athletes," said Director of Athletics George Sliman. "Our team is
looking to turn a corner this season, and we think DeSalvo can keep
the momentum going in a positive direction."
Coach DeSalvo said he talked it over with his wife, and with her
blessing, applied for the position. "With her blessing, I felt it
was the right time," he said. "Just having been there and knowing
all of the student-athletes, I thought I'd be a great fit."
DeSalvo served as a police officer for the South Kingstown
(R.I.) Police Department for 23 years and began his coaching
journey in 2008 as the gym supervisor and assistant women's
basketball coach at Penn State Beaver in Monaca, Pa.
He said he is most looking forward to playing a "different
style" of basketball this year. "I like to go deep in the bench and
utilize all of the players on the team," DeSalvo said. "I like to
keep fresh legs on the court; it also makes the team a lot better
and keeps them focused since they have a shot to get into the game
at any time."
Sliman and DeSalvo both agree the team is ready to turn a corner
this season and get into a more "winning mindset."
"I would just like to thank the search committee and everyone
who's given me the opportunity to be the head coach," DeSalvo said.
"I hope everyone enjoys attending our games and gets excited about
the team, and I hope to see a big turnout when the athletes play at
The 2019-20 women's basketball schedule will be released within
the coming weeks.
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