November 6, 2003



Christine Donilon Named an Assistant Womenís Basketball Coach at Rhode Island College


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Christine Donilon as an assistant womenís basketball coach. Donilon will assist head coach Spencer Manning with all phases of the RIC womenís basketball program including scouting, recruiting, administering practices and game coaching.


Donilon is a 2003 inductee into the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame. She was a standout on RICís womenís basketball team during the early 1980s. She was the first womenís player in RIC history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, closing out her career with 1,333 points. She currently ranks fourth all-time in career scoring at RIC.


The womenís basketball team earned post-season berths in each of Donilonís four seasons at RIC. As a senior in 1982-83, Donilon co-captained the team, averaged 12.3 ppg and 3.7 rpg as the Anchorwomen earned a berth in the NCAA Div. III Womenís Basketball Tournament. Donilon was part of the first-ever R.I. All-Star Team, made up of womenís players from Rhode Island, to travel to Ireland in 1979-80 where they faced competition from all over Europe.


She is a 1979 graduate of St. Francis Xavier High School where she starred in cross country, basketball, track and softball. She was an Honorable Mention All-American and a First Team All-State selection during her basketball career. She also earned All-State honors in track. Donilon was a part of three Rhode Island State Championship teams in basketball at St. Francis Xavier, where she played under Joe Conley who later coached her at RIC.


She earned a bachelorís degree in psychology from Rhode Island College in 1985. A native and current resident of Providence, she worked for the cityís Recreation Department for 15 years from 1988-03, serving as a program administrator from 1995-03.


The Anchorwomen open the 2003-04 season at the Salem State College Tip-off Tournament on Nov. 21 and 22.