DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire head women's basketball coach Maureen Magarity recently announced that Kristen Linderoth has been promoted to the position of assistant coach. Linderoth served as the team's director of operations for the 2010-11 season.
"We are excited to announce the promotion of Kristen to a coaching position," said Magarity. "She has worked hard this past season as the director of operations and certainly deserves this opportunity. With her high energy and enthusiasm for the game, I am confident that she will be extremely successful."
As the director of basketball operations, Linderoth was responsible for all team travel, continued development of alumni and the friends of women's basketball group, summer clinics, all other administrative duties, and served as the community service and life skills liaison.
Linderoth, a Spring Lake, N.J. native, came to UNH after earning her bachelor's degree in Government and Law with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Lafayette College in May 2010. Prior to her year at Lafayette, she spent three years at Catholic University of America where she majored in politics and was also a member of the varsity basketball team.
While at Catholic University of America, Linderoth earned Capitol Athletic Conference Second Team accolades as a freshman, while also notching Rookie of the Year honors. During that year she started in 24 of 27 games, ranking second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and leading the Cardinals in rebounds (177) and blocks (28).
Over the next two seasons, the former team captain started in all 26 games she appeared in, averaging 12.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 assists per game. Her best numbers came during her sophomore campaign when she averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.