Category Archives: Player Support

Erin Leonard, Penn ’01

My name is Erin Leonard and I had the privilege to play for and coach with Coach Greenberg at UPenn. I often look back on those years and smile because they were some of the best years of my life and coach had a lot to do with my experience. Coach Greenberg was passionate about […]
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Cheri Raffo, ‘08

I was a four year starter and two year captain playing for Kelly Greenberg at Boston University during the 2004-2008 seasons.  Kelly took a chance when she recruited me and provided me with such a wonderful opportunity to play at the collegiate level.  Kelly always wanted what was best for the team, players, and University. […]
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Mo Moran ‘13

As a proud alum of the BU Women’s Basketball team, I wanted to take the time to write a letter not only showing my full support of Coach Greenberg, but also my sincerest gratitude for the opportunities she has given me and the life lessons I have learned because of her. She has truly made […]
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Tia Doyle ’90

As a 1990 alumnus of the Boston University Women’s Basketball program and a former assistant coach at the College of the Holy Cross, I fully support current Boston University Women’s Basketball coach Kelly Greenberg. I met Kelly in 1994 when I joined the staff at Holy Cross. Kelly was my mentor and over time, Kelly […]
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Kristi Dini ‘08

My 4 years at BU were some of the best years of my life and I miss being a part of that program with my teammates and that coaching staff led by Kelly Greenberg. Because of my years there and everything I learned from Coach Greenberg I got the opportunity to play in Europe. After […]
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Christine Kinneary ‘09

My name is Christine Kinneary, I played basketball under Kelly Greenberg at Boston University. I am writing in defense of Coach Greenberg and to disagree with the allegations against her. Coach Greenberg is a great coach and an even better person. She cares for all of her players and brings out the best in them […]
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Aly Hinton, ‘10

I was given the opportunity to play the game I love and get a world-class education at the same time. A huge reason that was possible was Kelly Greenberg! It went beyond basketball for Coach Greenberg. It’s hard to express everything I learned from her without writing forever. Simply put, her passion for the game […]
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Alison Coubrough-Argentieri ’03

As a 2003 graduate of Boston University and a four year player on the women’s basketball team, I came to know Kelly through alumni events. Since day one at BU, Kelly made alumni relations a priority. From monthly newsletters, to hand written notes, to season tickets, to personally greeting us at every game/event, Kelly made […]
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Rachel Vanderwal, ‘05

Coach Greenberg is one of the most influential people in my life. I only had her as a coach for two years, but they were by far two of the best years of my life. She made the BU women’s basketball program feel like a family. Coach was always there for me on and off […]
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Kristen Sims ‘13

Throughout my time at BU, the one thing that has stuck with me from Coach Greenberg is the importance of family. The light that Coach had when her mother, Mrs. Greenberg, would come to games to support us is something that was passed down to everyone on the team. Even though many of us are […]
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Adrienne (Norris) Mugar ’05

Coach Greenberg coached me for one year at BU, which happened to be my senior season in 2005. What struck me about her was how passionate she was, not only on the court but also off the court, showing great care for each of my teammates. Coach Greenberg’s style of incorporating life lessons into our […]
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Larissa Parr ’05

I’m forwarding on an email that I sent to Coach Greenberg.  I was a senior on her team in her first year at BU, and I think she did a fantastic job as head coach.  Coach Greenberg was a breath of fresh air, and I am saddened to hear that others are not having the […]
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Chantell Alford ’13

Coach Greenberg has consistently been an individual and coach I can turn to whenever I am in need of life and basketball advice. Through my four years at Boston University she’s preached the importance of caring, respect, pride, passion, and dedication – and that’s just naming a few qualities I’ve learned from her that I […]
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Amarachi Umez-Eronini ’09

When I think of coach Greenberg, I think of a phenomenal woman with heart and passion for you as a person and the game of basketball. Coach Greenberg has taught me important life lessons through her coaching that has made me successful today. I have the up-most respect for her as a head coach and […]
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Shannon Petranoff ’06

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you that I am grateful for the two years I spent playing for you. The previous two years had been tough, but you helped to restore my faith in the game and in other people. I will also never forget your lesson in how to […]
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Anonymous Player

Coach Greenberg took a chance on me when no one else would she has served as a constant supporter, mentor, and friend. Coach doesn’t lose touch with her players after graduation – she applauds their success, treat them like her own family, and offers advice and encouragement during rough times. She is a strong woman, […]
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Alex Young ’12

Coach Greenberg is one of the most passionate and caring individuals I’ve ever met. In a sport where competition and winning is the sole driving force behind more and more head coaches, Coach Greenberg has always put her players’ personal well-being and success before the sport and winning games. She truly cares about the program, […]
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Kasie Carbacio ‘12

I attended Boston University to play basketball for Coach Kelly Greenberg, She instilled in me not only a higher standard for the game of basketball, but also for life. The lessons I learned on the court and in the locker room I carry throughout my personal and professional life. I will always be thankful for […]
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Caroline Stewart ‘12

My relationship with Coach Greenberg has been built on respect, honesty, and trust from the moment I stepped onto campus in 2008. During my time at BU I learned that the important things in life have nothing to do with records or flashy gear but everything to do with the kind of person you become […]
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Kevin Kudla, Team Manager, Holy Cross

Comment: Coach Greenberg was a part of an amazing coaching staff while I was a student manager at Holy Cross. Her professionalism, her passion for the game, and her compassion for her student-athletes all inspired me to become a college basketball coach. Kelly is kind, caring and respectful of all. I wasn’t playing for Coach […]
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Cat Makarewich, Penn ’05

I played for Coach Kelly Greenberg at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-2004 before she left to take the head coaching position at Boston University. I had an extremely positive experience playing for Kelly and I consider those years to be some the happiest years of my life. Coach Greenberg was a tough, demanding, and […]
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Kelly J. Gallagher, Esq. (’98)

As a former BU Terrier (’94-’98), I have been around the program, watched many games and gotten to know many of the players as well as Kelly Greenberg herself. Kelly has made reaching out to alumnae a priority and allowed former players to feel like we are part of the program, long after our playing […]
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Erica Machut, Holy Cross ’97

I’ve seen the news this week and I wanted to reach out to say a few things. As the slowest and least talented person on a very talented team I never felt bullied by you. Did you motivate me? Yes. Bully – no. You were a positive influence on me during a formative time in […]
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Sofía Sidmore, Holy Cross ’98

Coach Kelly Greenberg is an incredible coach whom I admire and respect wholeheartedly. She dedicated time and energy to help me grow as a player, and more importantly, as a person. I will never forget her countless words of encouragement. I support coach 100%!!

Elisa Zawadzkas, J.D., Holy Cross ’02

I had the pleasure of playing for Coach Greenberg while at Holy Cross. I always admired her integrity and still do. She was a smart and thoughtful coach who cared about her players. She inspired me, challenged me and made me a better player. Plus she always could make me laugh! She is someone I […]
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Lauren George, Holy Cross ’96

Coach Greenberg is an exceptional coach and an amazing overall person. She coached me for four years at Holy Cross and was always so supportive and willing to put in that extra effort to help me grow and mature, both on and off the court. When I was a freshman point guard, I was so […]
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Summer Ivan, Holy Cross ’99

I was so fortunate to have played for a program that Coach Greenberg was such an integral part. She was a tremendous coach, but more importantly an amazing person. Coach has a large close supportive family, and consistently shared those ideals with her players. Coach Greenberg taught me so much in the four years I […]
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Kathleen Courtney MD, Holy Cross ’97

I cannot say enough good and positive things about Coach Greenberg. There is something so special about her and you get a sense for this the first time you meet her. I feel so blessed to have played for her for all four years at Holy Cross. It was clear that she knew what she […]
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Claire Gallagher, Penn ’01

In light of the recent allegations surrounding Kelly Greenberg, I just wanted to take a moment to offer my input pertaining to my experience as a player on Kelly’s team at Penn for the 1999 – 2001 seasons. I found her to genuinely love the game of basketball and take great pride and enjoyment in […]
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Kim Lynch Leinson, Holy Cross ’96

I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Coach Greenberg. As one of her former players and team captain at Holy Cross, she taught me how to be a leader and a true team player. She not only shared her passion and knowledge of the game but her enduring positive attitude made times of adversity […]
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Tara Twomey Langel, Penn ’03

I imagine you are being inundated with information specific to Coach Greenberg. Nonetheless, I appreciate you taking the time to read this email. My name is Tara Twomey Langel. I was fortunate to have played for Coach Greenberg at the University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2003. I’m also married to a college basketball coach. My husband […]
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