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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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Monica Naltner, Penn

Coach Greenberg continually supported and pushed me to be the best basketball player I could be. While I only had the opportunity to play for Coach for one season at Penn, she showed me through hard work and intensity, I could accomplish great things. Even after Coach left Penn, she kept in touch and helped […]
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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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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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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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Eileen Bradley, Holy Cross ’97

Coach Greenberg is one of those people in my life that I feel very, very lucky that I met and got to spend so much time with. I am truly grateful for the 4 years that I had her as an assistant/associate head coach at Holy Cross. I honestly don’t think we could have had […]
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Laurie Carson Shufrin, Holy Cross ’94

I was lucky to have Kelly Greenberg as my assistant coach at Holy Cross for 2 years while I was there. She was a passionate coach, a great teacher and a wonderful motivator. She had just finished playing in college a few years prior but I never considered her a peer – she was always […]
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Sunny Pitrof, Penn ’03

My name is Sunny Pitrof. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to play for Coach Kelly Greenberg at The University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2003. To just describe her as “influential” in my life would be an understatement. As a coach, mentor, and friend, she has taught me as much about being a good […]
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Diana Caramanico, Penn

I had the pleasure of playing for Coach Greenberg in my junior and senior year at the University of Pennsylvania. During that time, she was passionate, dedicated, compassionate, and instilled in us a fire to get to the next level. She took a middle-of-the-pack Ivy League team and took us to a 14-0 league record […]
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Bronwyn Monahan, Holy Cross ’98

Kelly Greenberg is a great basketball coach, but much more importantly, she is wonderful and amazing person. I had the good fortune of playing at Holy Cross while Coach Greenberg was the assistant for her first three years at HC. All of the players on the team made an immediate connection with her, and many […]
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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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Laura Marcsisin Gibson, Holy Cross ’99

Coach Greenberg is a fantastic coach! She has incredible knowledge of the game of basketball and knows how to encourage her players to work hard and do the intangibles. I feel so fortunate to have played for Coach Greenberg while she was an assistant at Holy Cross. She is an amazing role model for all […]
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Veronica Jutras, Holy Cross ’00

Coach Greenberg was the Associate Head Coach at Holy Cross when I played there in the late 90’s. She held high expectations for me and for all of her players. I remember looking to her constantly for guidance, support, approval, and, more often than not, celebration. She was a human barometer of my performance on […]
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Christine Porath, Holy Cross ’95

I was very fortunate to play for Coach Greenberg for three years at Holy Cross. She is a smart, hard-working, thoughtful coach and person. She respected us as players and people. She was a part of a tradition that taught us how to be our best-selves on and off the basketball court. My experience with […]
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Mary Lee King, Holy Cross

I have only wonderful memories of Coach Greenberg. I played for her at Holy Cross college in the 90s. Her love of basketball and knowledge of the game was second to none. But most importantly, she valued each of as unique people. Despite her competitiveness, ultimately she understood that basketball was a means to make […]
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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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Amy O’Brien Davagian, Holy Cross ’99

I have known Kelly Greenberg for nearly 20 years & had the privilege of playing for her for my 4 years at Holy Cross (99′). First off, it is infuriating to me when the media jumps on a story about alleged bullying without giving the prospective of both sides. It is unfair & paints an […]
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Jeanette (Paukert) Wehrenberg, Holy Cross ’02

I had the pleasure of playing for Coach Greenberg at Holy Cross. She pushed me to be the best player I could be both on and off the court, compassionately helped me with the transition to college a thousand miles from home, and served as a positive role model. Her influence contributed to the strong […]
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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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Howie Landau ’12, Team Manager

College is a time of growth, new experiences, and personal discovery. While this journey often involves a few roadblocks and stumbles along the way, an individuals often emerges that provides the support and encouragement needed for success. For myself, and many others, this person is Kelly Greenberg. Coach Greenberg is an incredible woman, and is […]
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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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