NEW LONDON, Conn. – Former University of Hartford point guard Courtney Gomez has been named assistant women's basketball coach at Connecticut College, as announced by head coach Jackie Smith. She will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the program and most notably have an integral role with recruiting, player development and scouting.
"I am thrilled to have Courtney join our program at Connecticut College," said Smith. "She had an extremely successful playing career at the University of Hartford which has carried over into her professional life. Her knowledge of the game and ability to connect with players will be crucial to our program's success. I also feel lucky to have not only a highly qualified coach joining me this year, but also a loyal friend. We both learned from the best during our time at Hartford, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together here at Connecticut College."
Gomez comes to Connecticut College after coaching at Norwich Free Academy for the past two seasons. She has also worked with the CT Storm AAU program since 2015. As a student-athlete at the University of Hartford, Gomez appeared in three NCAA Tournaments with victories over Temple and Syracuse to help the program advance to the second round. During her time at Hartford between 2004-08, she was a three-time America East Conference champion and a team captain in her senior season.
Off the court, Gomez works as a physical therapist at senior living communities for Fox Rehabilitation. In this position, she is responsible for providing services to geriatric patients in their homes. Gomez, who has been working as a physical therapist for eight years, is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Section of Geriatrics.
"I am thrilled to join the women's basketball program at Connecticut College under the direction of Coach Smith," added Gomez. "Being able to work with a highly respected former college teammate while coaching dedicated student-athletes is a wonderful opportunity for me. I am looking forward to being a part of an existing athletic program that demonstrates a great balance between academics and sport."
A native of Norwich, Connecticut, Gomez earned a bachelor's degree in health science from Hartford in 2008 and her doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. She and her wife now reside in Old Lyme, Connecticut with their three dogs.