Below is a press release from Austin Prep:
READING, MA — Austin Prep has appointed Stephanie Bramante as the school’s new Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. Bramante takes the helm of the program after achieving considerable playing success at the high school and intercollegiate levels.
“As with any coaching position at Austin Prep, the best candidate will have the right experience, exceptional gifts, and be mission-aligned. We are fortunate to add an individual who brings a unique balance of these attributes,” Director of Athletics Pat Driscoll said. “Coach Bramante’s experience, understanding of the Augustinian values, and passion for developing the student-athlete makes her an excellent choice to lead our Girls Basketball Program.”
A native of Stoneham, Bramante was a four-year varsity basketball player at Stoneham High School, where she served as team captain as a senior. Bramante had an outstanding prep career, highlighted by Stoneham winning the Middlesex League Championship during the 2012-2013 season. A participant in AAU tournaments across New England, Bramante went on to play basketball at Roger Williams University.
While at Roger Williams, Bramante was a regular on the School’s academic Dean’s List and was named to the Roger Williams and conference All-Academic team in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. She was named Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, and selected as a co-captain during her senior year. Also during her senior season, Roger Williams finished with a 15-3 conference and 23-6 overall record. competing in the Division III NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history in March 2018.
Shortly after graduating from Roger Williams University, Bramante accepted a graduate assistant position at Providence College working for Student-Athlete Services while obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education.
In addition to her new role, Bramante currently serves as the Administrative Assistant in Austin Prep’s Department of Athletics, and in the past served as the Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach for the School.
“It has been a pleasure to coach within the program for the past two years as the Head Junior Varsity Coach, and to now have this opportunity is such a dream come true. I am thankful for the people in my life who have mentored me and supported me throughout my basketball career to get me to where I am today,” Bramante said.
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