Jenny Palmateer was introduced as Monmouth University's seventh head women's basketball coach on April 21, 2011. Under Palmateer's leadership, the Hawks have posted a 69-88 record, reached a conference tournament championship game once and the conference tournament semifinals twice.
Palmateer led the Hawks to the Northeast Conference Tournament Championship Game in her first season at the helm in West Long Branch. Following an injury-riddled start to the season, Palmateer’s squad righted the ship and won eight-straight games, including Monmouth’s first win over a Big East program in nearly 25 years with a dramatic Hawk Holiday Classic victory over Villanova.
The Hawks finished the regular season with a 12-6 record in the NEC and staked claim to the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. Monmouth won its third game of the season against 20-victory squad LIU Brooklyn in the NEC Quarterfinals before going on the road to upset second-seeded Quinnipiac in the semifinals. A resilient Hawks team battled all the way back from an 18-point deficit to tie Sacred Heart on the road in the NEC Championship Game. But the Pioneers eventually pulled away to take the title.