September 29, 2016



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Maria Valletta and Megan Willis-Bush as assistant women’s basketball coaches. They will assist Head Coach Glenn Senecal with all phases of the RIC women’s basketball program including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


“I’m really excited about the hiring of Maria and Megan to the women’s basketball coaching staff here at Rhode Island College,” Senecal said. “I feel that the excitement and enthusiasm they bring to the game will only benefit this year’s team and teams in the future. I’m looking forward to working with both coaches as a new season begins.”


Valletta joins the Anchorwomen with a wealth of playing and coaching experience.  A four-year starter and 2009 graduate from Johnson & Wales, Valletta has served as a coach with the Rhode Island Breakers AAU Travel team and has worked at camps and clinics throughout the region.



Maria Valletta


“I wanted to share my own college student-athlete experience, excitement and passion for the game in hopes of helping the program soar to new heights,” Valetta said.  “I’m thankful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to an amazing season with the extraordinary people here at RIC.”


Willis-Bush comes to RIC after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Connecticut. A 2009 graduate of ECSU, Willis-Bush was formerly the head girls’ basketball coach at Enfield High School and an assistant coach/head freshman coach at Northwest Catholic High School.



 Megan Willis-Bush


“I would like to thank coach Senecal, the athletic department and the Rhode Island College community for welcoming me with open arms,” said Willis-Bush. “I am very eager and excited to be part of the academic and athletic standard here at RIC.”


The Anchorwomen tip-off the 2016 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 5 (1 p.m.) when they travel to Providence College for an exhibition contest. The team will open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 15 (5:30 p.m.) when they host Salem State in a non-conference contest at The Murray Center