September 5, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Kim Dweck and Rachel Ferri as assistant women’s basketball coaches. They will assist Head Coach Kara Williamson with all phases of the RIC women’s basketball program including, recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


“I am very fortunate to have Kim and Rachel joining our staff,” said Williamson. “Kim and Rachel exude a great energy and passion for coaching. Their dedication and relentless work ethic are assets in assisting with the development of our women's basketball program. Rachel and Kim are going to be great role models for the young women within our program.”


Dweck joins the Rhode Island College staff after starring for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) women’s basketball team for the past four seasons. From 2010-2013, Dweck played in 118 games for the Div. I Highlanders, pouring in 505 points and dishing out 226 assists throughout her career.  




“I am excited to join Coach Williamson and the women's basketball staff here at Rhode Island College,” said Dweck. “This is a great opportunity to learn from and contribute to such a strong program.”


A native of Cortlandt Manor, New York, Dweck helped lead the Highlanders to their first-ever Great West Conference (GWC) Tournament Championship in 2013 and was named a GWC Honorable Mention honoree. She also tied the NJIT Div. I single-game record with nine assists against St. Francis-Brooklyn on Nov. 20, 2012.




During her time at NJIT, Dweck served as a Volunteer Head Coach for the New York Sting, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Boys 15 and under youth basketball program. With the Sting, Dweck conducted practice and coached players during all games, while also assisting in player development.


She also interned for Career Athletes in Newark, New Jersey, where she helped establish a presence between the company and the school using social media and Microsoft Applications.


Dweck earned her bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2013.


Ferri joins the Rhode Island College staff after spending three seasons as a member of the women’s basketball team at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. As a senior in 2012-2013, her Cardinals squad went 27-2 en route to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Meanwhile, Ferri played a key backcourt role during the 2011-2012 season as Catholic posted a 22-6 record on the year.




“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Rhode Island College women's basketball family,” said Ferri. “I am so grateful to Coach Williamson for taking me under her wing and I look forward to being a part of all our team's future successes.”


During her time at Catholic University, Ferri was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and also worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Biology Department. Meanwhile, she has spent time interning in the Connecticut State Attorney’s Office and has worked as an editor/writer for B.E. Publishing in North Kingstown, R.I.


Since 2010, Ferri has served as a certified Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) coach in the Rhode Island Thunder organization, where she has primarily worked with prospective student-athletes from grade 5 to grade 11. Specifically, Ferri was responsible for designing and implementing workout programs tailored to each athlete’s needs, including strength and conditioning, training and nutrition education.




Ferri earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from The Catholic University of America in 2013.