Nowak Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Meghan Nowak

SCRANTON, Pa. - University of Scranton head women's basketball coach Trevor Woodruff has announced the appointment of Meghan Nowak as an assistant coach effective immediately.

Nowak joins The University of Scranton coaching staff off a banner four-year playing career at Eastern University.

"Overall, I am excited to join the staff here at Scranton and the chance to further my basketball career in a new role," said Nowak. "This is a great opportunity for me and I am excited to get to experience this."

"We are thrilled to welcome Meghan to the Lady Royals Basketball family," added Woodruff. "Her credentials as a collegiate student-athlete speak for themselves and we couldn't have hired a better person. She will be a star in the coaching business."

At Eastern, Nowak finished her career as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history, eventually becoming the first student-athlete to earn a spot on an All-American Team.

In her senior season of 2014-15, Nowak led the Freedom Conference in scoring, averaging 19.9 points a game and nearly averaged a double-double for the year with 9.4 rebounds a contest, helping the Eagles reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history

The 2014-15 Freedom Conference Player of the year, Nowak was named an All-American by and was also a All-American Honorable Mention pick by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), marking the second time she had captured that honor in her career.

Nowak was also selected as the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year for 2014-15, beating out nominees from 28 Division I, II, and III colleges in the Philadelphia area. Attaining a 3.28 grade point average at Eastern, Nowak also earned Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Conference Team honors after her senior season, as well.

Overall, Nowak left Eastern as the second leading scorer in program history with 1,899 career points and its second leading rebounder at 973 rebounds. She was also named to the All-Freedom and All-Region First Team all four years of her career, was the 2011-12 Freedom Conference Rookie and Player of the Year and's National Rookie of the Year that same season.

Nowak earned Bachelor of Science Degrees from Eastern in both Accounting and Finance and Management. A product of Gateway Regional High School, Nowak is a native of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey.

The University of Scranton women's basketball team opens their 2015-16 season on November 14, where they will take on The College of New Jersey in the Desales Tournament. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.