Chris Day

Head Coach

Chris Day was named the eighth head coach in the history of the University of Vermont women's basketball program on May 11, 2016. He was formally introduced to the athletic department and campus community in a press conference on May 17, 2016.

"We're extremely excited to welcome Chris, his wife Megan, and their children to the University of Vermont and the Catamount Athletics Family," said UVM Athletic Director Jeff Schulman upon hiring Day. "Chris brings a broad array of experiences with him to this new role and is committed to leading a program defined by academic and competitive success while providing our student-athletes a first-rate experience on and off the court."

Before arriving in Burlington, Day was an assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball program for three seasons (2013-16). He helped guide the Quakers to the 2013-14 and 2015-16 Ivy League Championships, earning NCAA Tournament berths both seasons, and helped lead the program to the 2014-15 WNIT postseason tournament.

"Words cannot describe how thrilled I am to be the head coach of the University of Vermont women's basketball program," said Day. "The mixture of elite academics, high character people, and a beautiful area to be a part of is why I love UVM. My family and I are extremely excited to be a part of the Burlington community. I look forward to many years of success on the court and providing our student athletes with the best experience of their lives."

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Alisa Kresge

Associate Head Coach

The 2016-17 season marks Alisa Kresge's first season as Associate Head Coach at the University of Vermont.

Kresge comes to UVM following a six-year stint as an assistant at her alma mater Marist College.

A 2007 graduate of Marist, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Kresge returned to her alma mater in 2009 as an assistant coach. During that time, she recruited and coached 19 MAAC All-Conference selections as well as 31 All-Academic honorees.

The squad amassed a 173-42 record, made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2010-14), and captured five consecutive MAAC Tournament Championships (2010-14).

Kresge played point guard for the Red Foxes from 2003-07, standing as the program's all-time leader in assists (596) and ranking second in steals (222).

As a senior, she helped Marist become the first men's or women's basketball program in MAAC history to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. She earned her degree from Marist in digital media.

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Dominique Bryant

Assistant Coach

Vermont head coach Chris Day announced on May 16, 2017 that Dominique Bryant has joined his staff as an assistant coach.

Bryant comes to Burlington after spending the 2016-17 season in the same capacity at Manhattan College. Her arrival represents a reunion of sorts, as she previously was an assistant at Marist College for three seasons (2013-16) with current UVM associate head coach Alisa Kresge. She was also recruited by Day at Saint Joseph’s and played under him from 2007-11.

“Words can not describe my excitement that Dominique has decided to be reunited with Alisa and I here at Vermont,” said Day. “I had the privilege of coaching Dominique while I was an assistant at Saint Joseph’s and she also worked with Alisa for a few years as an assistant coach at Marist. Dominique will bring attention to detail to our post player development and to our recruiting efforts as we strive to bring UVM back to the top of the mid-major world.”

Under Bryant’s tutelage, Manhattan’s Kayla Grimme earned All-MAAC Third Team recognition this past season and finished the year atop the conference with an even two blocks per game. The Jaspers also were recognized by the NCAA with a Public Recognition Award, presented to teams that rank in the top 10 percent of their respective sport in Academic Progress Rate (APR).

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