Staff
Head Coach
Jenny Palmateer

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.




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Assistant Coach
Mark Youngs

Mark Youngs joined the Monmouth Women’s Basketball staff in July 2014. He came to West Long Branch with experience as a head coach on the collegiate level, having guided Davenport (Mich.) University to the NAIA Division II National Championship Game in 2011. He also gained experience as a court coach for USA Basketball in the 2011 World University Games and the USA U-19 World Championship teams. Additionally, Youngs served as head coach of the gold medal winning USA Athletes International team at the 2008 United World Games in Austria.

In his first season of 2014-15 at Monmouth, Youngs helped implement an up-tempo, fast-paced style that encouraged three-point shooting. Within the system, Sarah Olson knocked down the then-second-most three-point field goals (70) in program Division I history. A year later, Olson upped her total to 73, while Tyese Purvis joined her in the top four in program history with 67. Olson earned All-MAAC Second Team honors as a senior, while Jamiyah Bethune was named to the Third Team and Jasmine McCall earned MAAC Co-Sixth Player of the Year, with Monmouth advancing to the 2016 MAAC Championship Semifinals.




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Assistant Coach
Latara King

Latara King joined the Monmouth coaching staff in July 2015 following two years as a graduate assistant at Florida State. While at FSU, her duties included serving as the manager coordinator, assisting the scout team in practices, helping with marketing and community service opportunities, assisting the video unit as well as a host of other objectives.

In her first season with the Hawks, Monmouth won six of its final seven league games to finish tied for fourth in the MAAC. King coached a pair of all-conference selections, as well as a major award winner. Sarah Olson earned All-MAAC Second Team honors, while Jamiyah Bethune was named to the Third Team. Jasmine McCall earned MAAC Co-Sixth Player of the Year, with Monmouth advancing to the 2016 MAAC Championship Semifinals.

King previously spent four years as an assistant coach for Florida Memorial University. King's responsibilities with the Lady Lions over her four seasons included recruiting, development of guard players, scheduling, travel and several administrative duties.




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Assistant Coach
Jamie Nash

Jamie Nash joined the Monmouth women’s basketball staff in June 2015. Nash came to the Blue & White following a two-year stint at the University of the Incarnate Word. Nash’s two years at Incarnate Word coincided with the Cardinals’ transition to NCAA Division I in the Southland Conference.

In her first season with the Hawks, Nash coached a pair of all-conference selections, as well as a major award winner. Sarah Olson earned All-MAAC Second Team honors, while Jamiyah Bethune was named to the Third Team. Jasmine McCall earned MAAC Co-Sixth Player of the Year, with Monmouth advancing to the 2016 MAAC Championship Semifinals.

As an undergrad, Nash enjoyed a very successful Division I playing career. She was a four-year starter for The University of Nebraska Omaha as a point guard. Nash was ranked in the top 20 nationally all four years in steals and the top 10 for her final two years in assists. A member of the UNO 1,000-point club with 1,106 career points, she holds the program career records at UNO with 564 assists and 361 steals, as well as numerous single-season records.

She graduated cum laude from UNO, earning a Bachelors’ degree in General Studies Health Administration. She was also honored as her academic department’s top graduating student.

Nash also gained experience working as an instructor for the elite Point Guard College training camps. PGA is an intensive training camp for basketball players from all divisions.

A native of Aurora, Mo., Nash was a four-year starter and standout player for Aurora High School, earning numerous local, district and state awards.

Director of Basketball Operations
Chelsea Wolf

Chelsea Wolf joined the Monmouth Women’s Basketball family as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations in September 2016. She comes to the Blue & White from fellow MAAC member Siena, where she held the same position for the 2015-16 academic year.

Prior to her time with the Saints, she spent the 2014-15 season in a similar role at the University of Louisiana. In her lone season in Lafayette, Wolf was part of a Ragin' Cajuns program which posted a 23-12 overall record and captured the 2015 Women's Basketball Invitational Championship.

Wolf joined the Division I ranks as a graduate assistant coach at LIU Brooklyn for two seasons from 2012-14. She also previously served as an assistant coach at Division III programs Centenary (N.J.) College (2011-12) and Middlesex County (N.J.) College (2009-10). Wolf spent three years as a coach of the Central Jersey Cardinals AAU U11 program and guided her team to a 2012 NJ AAU State Championship and qualified for the AAU Nationals.

A native of Pine Brook, N.J., Wolf graduated with her B.A. in Contemporary Art from Ramapo (N.J.) College in 2009 where she was a member of the women's basketball, cross country and track and field teams. Wolf earned her Master's in Media Arts from LIU Brooklyn in 2014.