Shore grad Tagliaferri earns PSAC East Coach of the Year nod


Jersey Shore and Mansfield University grad Alison Tagliaferri made history on Thursday by becoming the first coach to be named PSAC Coach of the Year after previously winning Player of the Year honors in their career.

The Bloomsburg University women’s coach helped the Huskies win 20 wins this past year, the lone school in the East with at least 20 victories.

Tagliaferri helped get the Huskies to the PSAC semifinals this year, the first time Bloomsburg has appeared in it since 2014-15. Tagliaferri took over as Bloomsburg’s coach in 2016 and this year, went 14-0 at home. It’s the first undefeated home season for BLoomsburg since 1989-90.

Tagliaferri was an exceptional two-sport athlete at Mansfield, having played basketball from 2002-06 and was a four-year softball star from 2002-05.

She was the first and only women’s basketball player in Mansfield history to earn first-team All-PSAC East honors during all four years and was named to the All-PSAC East softball team three times.

She was also the first Mansfield women’s athlete ever to earn PSAC East Player of the Year honors, doing so as a senior in 2006. She was a PSAC East Rookie of the Year in 2002.

Prior to coaching at Bloomsburg, Tagliaferri was the women’s coach at Penn College from 2007-10 where she guided the team to thre PSUAC Elite Eight playoff appearances. She was an assistant coach at Eastern University during the 2010-11 season. She coached as an assistant at West Chester briefly before a four-year stint at Mansfield prior to coaching at Bloomsburg.