Heather Stec ASSISTANT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH Heather.stec@WESTPOINT.EDU 845-938-3013
Dave Magarity begins his 13th season as head coach at Army in 2018-19 and his 14th overall at the Academy after serving as associate head coach in 2005-06. Magarity was introduced as the program’s eighth head coach in April 2006. The Black Knights went on to capture 22 wins in the 2016-17 season, marking the 10th time in program history, and sixth under Magarity's tutalege, that Army recorded 20 or more wins in a single season.
Magarity led the Black Knights to their third Patriot League championship in the last three seasons and their fourth straight appearance in a national postseason tournament in 2015-16. Army earned an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament after also doing so in 2014. The Black Knights also appeared in the WNIT during the 2013 and 2015 seasons.
Army completed the best season in team history in 2015-16, reaching a program-record 29 victories as part of a 29-3 overall record to match the Patriot League standard for most wins in a season.
In addition to all of the team milestones in 2015-16, Magarity surpassed a personal feat by reaching 500 career victories after topping Lafayette on Feb. 3, 2016. Magarity was also named All-Met Division I Coach of the Year for the second time, after first landing the honor in 2006-07.
In total, Magarity has mentored eleven players to All-Patriot League teams, including Cara Enright (USMA ’08), Alex McGuire (USMA ’09), Erin Anthony (USMA ’11), Anna Simmers (USMA ’13), Jen Hazlett (USMA ’14), Olivia Schretzman (USMA ’15), Kelsey Minato (USMA ’16), Aimee Oertner (USMA ’16), Aliyah Murray (USMA ’18), Janae McNeal (USMA ’18), and Madison Hovren (USMA ’19).
Head Women's Basketball Coach Dave Magarity
Lisa Strack begins her fifth season as assistant coach at Army, and first as the team’s associate head coach, in 2018-19. Strack is the recruiting coordinator for the Black Knights and handles all aspects of on-campus visits and overnights for prospective athletes. Strack played an important role in mentoring several Black Knights during the 2015-16 and 2014-15 seasons, with Army reaching the 20-win mark and advancing to a national postseason tournament each year. Before coming to West Point, Strack spent two seasons as the video coordinator for the Virginia Tech women's basketball program and was responsible for breaking down film and assisting in recruiting
No stranger to the Patriot League, Strack was a four-year standout guard at American University prior to taking the position at Virginia Tech. While at American, Strack garnered numerous Patriot League honors as well as being named as American’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Strack graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from American in 2012.
ASSOCIATE HEAD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH Lisa Strack
Ben Chase enters his first season on the Army West Point women's basketball coaching staff in 2018-19.
Chase joins the Black Knights’ staff having familiarity of the Patriot League after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Boston University. Prior to BU, Chase was at Houston Baptist where he started as a Director of Basketball Operations for the men’s team in 2011 before moving to the women’s squad as an assistant coach in 2013. Chase’s coaching stints also include a year at Boston University as a Graduate Assistant from 2010-2011 while working towards his Master’s Degree and at Emerson College as an assistant coach from 2008-2010.
Chase received his Bachelor’s Degree from Emerson College in 2008 and was a three-year captain and an Academic All-American.
ASSISTANT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH Ben Chase
Liz Flooks enters her first season on the Army West Point women's basketball coaching staff for the 2018-19 campaign.
Flooks arrives at West Point after spending three seasons at NJIT, two as an assistant and one as a Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to joining the NJIT staff, she was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Pittsburgh-Johnstown from 2013-15. Before entering the college coaching ranks, Flooks spent the 2012-13 season coaching at her alma mater, White Plains High School. As a player, she was a four-year starter and three-year team captain at Niagara, where she earned MAAC postseason honors in each of her four seasons. Flooks received her Bachelor’s degree from Niagara in 2011 and her master's in 2015 from Liberty University.
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Liz Flooks
Heather Stec begins her first season with the Army West Point women’s basketball team as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 campaign.`
Stec joins the West Point coaching staff after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant at Merrimack. Prior to arriving at Merrimack, Stec spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Springfield College, where she earned her Master’s degree in 2014. Stec also had a stint as an assistant coach at Cazenovia College for the 2011-12 season as well as with several international teams in the Netherlands and Denmark from 2009-11.
Following her collegiate career, she went overseas and played two seasons professionally in Europe, including stops with the Horsholm 79ers (Denmark) and Stol Grasshoppers (Netherlands) while earning several first team all-league recognitions.
Stec graduated from Siena in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree before completing her Master's at Springfield in 2014.
ASSISTANT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH Heather Stec
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