August 24, 2017



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College named Jenna Cosgrove as its new head women’s basketball coach at an introductory press conference held in The Murray Center on Thursday afternoon.


“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Don Tencher, Associate Athletic Director Jo-Ann D’Alessandro and the search committee for this amazing opportunity and for the faith they have put in me to lead the women’s basketball program,” Cosgrove said. “Rhode Island College’s commitment to academics and athletic success is second to none. I am excited to showcase the campus and community to high character student-athletes in an effort to return to the top of the Little East Conference. Returning to New England to be the head coach at RIC is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started.”




Cosgrove comes to Rhode Island College after spending the past seven seasons at Fordham University. She spent time both as an assistant coach and the director of basketball operations during her tenure at with the Rams.


During her tenure at Fordham, Cosgrove helped Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley transform the program into a national powerhouse. In the last seven years, the Rams have posted four 20-plus win seasons and reached the postseason four times. In her time at Fordham, the Rams posted a record of 120-76 and captured the lone Atlantic 10 Championship in school history in 2014 en route to the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Fordham reached the second round of the WNIT in 2017.




In July of 2017, Cosgrove served as an assistant coach for the Team USA Open Women’s Basketball Team that captured the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games, the third-largest international sporting event in the world.


Prior to her time at Fordham, Cosgrove coached the AAU Mass Premier Team out of Foxboro, Mass.  She also served as an assistant coach for the Sharon High School girls varsity team.


A native of Sharon, Mass., Cosgrove was a four-year student-athlete and captain of the Endicott women’s basketball team. She received her bachelor’s degree and coaching certification in Sport Management in 2009. She helped lead the Gulls to the finals of The Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament in 2009 as the team recorded a school-record 23 victories.




Cosgrove received her master’s degree in educational leadership from Fordham in 2013.