Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced Missy Traversi as the ninth head Women's Basketball coach in program history this morning.
“We are excited to welcome Missy Traversi to the West Point women's basketball family,” said Mike Buddie, Army West Point Director of Athletics. “Her experience both as a player and a coach at all levels made her a standout candidate for this position. She clearly embraces our pillars of Duty, Honor and Country and we can't wait to watch her lead our women's basketball cadet-athletes into this new era at West Point.”
Traversi arrives at the banks of the Hudson after a successful five-year stint as the head coach at Adelphi University. She has 13 years of coaching experience ranging across the Division I, Division II, Division III and high school ranks. The Attleboro, MA native was a standout Division I player at the University of Maine from 2001-05 and played professionally overseas before beginning her coaching career.
“I am honored to be named the head women's basketball coach at Army West Point,” said Traversi. “What a privilege it will be to work alongside impressive cadet-athletes as they develop into future officers and leaders in the world. I believe my brand of coaching is tailored to the core values of the type of female athlete that is built for West Point. I will recruit and develop fiercely competitive individuals with high integrity who value team above self.”
“As the world's preeminent leadership institution, the United States Military Academy embodies sacrifice, discipline, and excellence. I am proud to be associated with this special team and am eager to hit the ground running,” added Traversi. Read more.