February 7, 2011


Former Anchorwoman Alice Mullen Selected
for “So You Want to be a Coach” Clinic

Providence, R.I.—Former Rhode Island College guard and current team manager Alice Mullen ‘10 (Saunderstown, RI) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/Nike “So You Want to be a Coach” Clinic to be held in conjunction with the Div. I Women’s Basketball Final Four and Coaches Convention in Indianapolis on April 1-4.


"I am honored and extremely excited to have been selected for this program,” Mullen said. “I know it will be a valuable experience as I pursue a career in coaching. I am very thankful for all the support I've received from the Rhode Island College athletic department and women's basketball program. I would not have this opportunity without them."




The clinic is a collaborative effort between the WBCA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide female student-athletes with an experience that becomes the foundation of a successful coaching career. The WBCA has assembled a group of experienced coaches and administrators who will serve as resources to share their knowledge, as well as provide them with networking opportunities, which will help in securing a coaching position. It is the WBCA’s hope that this will not only be a beneficial experience that will assist student-athletes in their endeavors to enter the coaching profession, but one that is also memorable and fun.


"We are very proud of and extremely excited for Alice,” RIC Head Coach Marcus Reilly said. “She is well deserving of this honor and has such a bright future. She maximized her own experience and that of her teammates as a student-athlete and as a captain and I am positive she will do the same in this clinic."




Mullen wrapped up her four-year career at Rhode Island College in 2009-10 having played in a 105 games (third all-time at RIC), starting 52 of them. She totaled 673 points, 338 rebounds, 161 assists, 82 steals and 30 blocks during her career. Mullen averaged 6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks per game for the Anchorwomen. 


As a senior in 2009-10, Mullen played in 26 games, starting six of them, and was a team captain. She averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Mullen recorded season-highs of 19 points twice, once vs. Wellesley on Nov. 17 and again vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 20, eight rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 26, five assists on multiple occasions and three steals vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 12. 


As a junior in 2008-09, Mullen played in 26 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 3.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Mullen registered season-highs of 13 points and eight rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 10, four assists at Johnson and Wales on Dec. 2 and four steals at Connecticut College on Dec. 4. 




As a sophomore in 2007-08, Mullen played in 25 games, starting 22 of them. She averaged 10.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Mullen scored a season-high 18 points vs. Mitchell on Feb. 6 and Connecticut College on Dec. 6, grabbed 10 rebounds at Westfield on Dec. 15, registered five assists twice and two steals on several occasions. 


As a freshman in 2006-07, Mullen played in 28 games, starting four of them. She averaged 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. She scored a season-high 16 points and registered five steals in the come-from-behind, 69-63, overtime win vs. Eastern Connecticut on Feb. 3. Mullen also grabbed a season-high five rebounds and dished out four assists vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 5. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week once. 


She is 2010 graduate of Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a 2005 graduate of South Kingstown High School. She is currently enrolled in RIC’s graduate certificate program in non-profit studies in preparation for graduate school.