Jenna Cosgrove begins her third season as the head women's basketball coach at Rhode Island College.
Cosgrove led RIC to an 18-9 overall record in 2018-19 as the Anchorwomen reached the semifinals of the Little East Championship. The Anchorwomen had the LEC Defensive Player of the Year, one First Team All-LEC selection, the league's Rookie of the Year and one selection to the New England Women's Basketball Association's (NEWBA) All-Rookie Team. RIC led the Little East in scoring defense for the second consecutive season and was ranked 14th nationally.
She led the program on the road to recovery in her first season at the helm in 2017-18. The Anchorwomen posted a 9-17 overall record, improving the club's win total by four wins and posted the best start to a season (4-0) in nearly a decade.
Cosgrove came to Rhode Island College after spending the past seven seasons at Fordham University. She spent time both as an assistant coach and the director of basketball operations during her tenure at with the Rams.
During her tenure at Fordham, Cosgrove helped Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley transform the program into a national powerhouse. In the last seven years, the Rams have posted four 20-plus win seasons and reached the postseason four times. In her time at Fordham, the Rams posted a record of 120-76 and captured the lone Atlantic 10 Championship in school history in 2014 en route to the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Fordham reached the second round of the WNIT in 2017.
In July of 2017, Cosgrove served as an assistant coach for the Team USA Open Women’s Basketball Team that captured the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games, the third-largest international sporting event in the world.
Prior to her time at Fordham, Cosgrove coached the AAU Mass Premier Team out of Foxboro, Mass. She also served as an assistant coach for the Sharon High School girls varsity team.
A native of Sharon, Mass., Cosgrove was a four-year student-athlete and captain of the Endicott women’s basketball team. She received her bachelor’s degree and coaching certification in Sport Management in 2009. She helped lead the Gulls to the finals of The Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament in 2009 as the team recorded a school-record 23 victories.
Cosgrove received her master’s degree in educational leadership from Fordham in 2013.