Gadson Leftt and Reilly Howard join the women’s basketball staff

SMITHFIELD, RI – Bryant women’s basketball head coach Lynne-Ann Kokoski has announced the addition of Gadson Lefft and Reilly Howard to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Lefft will assume the role of Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, while Howard will serve as Assistant Coach/Director of Basketball Operations.

“I am pleased to welcome Gaddy and Reilly to our women’s basketball staff,” said Coach Kokoski. “I am thrilled to have Gaddy join our staff. She comes from a strong line of winning programs, both as a player and as a coach. She is a tremendous relationship builder and will spearhead our recruiting efforts to help us reach the top America East.”

Lefft began her collegiate career at Clemson in 2015, played three seasons at Delaware (2016-18) and played her senior year at the University of Maine in 2019. The following year, Lefft was hired as a student assistant coach and worked in compliance department for the Black Bears. In 2021, Leftt was hired as an assistant coach for Army before returning to Maine for the next two seasons, where she helped Maine win the 2023-2024 America East Championship.

“Reilly’s enthusiasm for the game and the attitude it takes will help us tremendously this season as we continue to build,” said coach Kokoski. She is involved in some very good programs and understands how to operate at a high level.”

Howard spent five years (2016-2021) at Florida State, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and served as the student manager for the women’s basketball team all five years. She earned her first job as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland before taking a job as a Graduate Assistant at George Washington the following season. Howard worked closely with the coaching staff to assist with all day-to-day needs of the program.

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