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A headshot of new Stony Brook womens basketball team head coach Joy McCorvey. The former Tennessee assistant coach was hired by the Seawolves on Monday.

Joy McCorvey hired as Stony Brook women’s basketball’s next head coach

Alex Streinger April 15, 2024

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team has found its next leader. On Monday, Joy McCorvey was named the 11th head coach in program history by Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron and President...

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Ashley Langford (right) greets Kelis Corley (left) during layup lines before the Stony Brook womens basketball teams game against Hofstra on Feb. 16.  On Tuesday, Langford left her post to become the Tulanes womens basketball teams new head coach.

Ashley Langford leaves Stony Brook, takes Tulane head coaching job

Alex Streinger April 2, 2024
After three years at the helm of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team, head coach Ashley Langford has moved on.
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Former head coach Chuck Priore waits in the tunnel with his team before its season finale against Albany on Saturday, Nov. 11. Priore was fired from his job on Monday morning. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Chuck Priore out as Stony Brook’s head coach

Mike Anderson November 13, 2023
A press release sent out by Stony Brook Athletics has confirmed the firing of long-time head coach Chuck Priore. After the worst two seasons in Stony Brook football history, Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron has made the decision to move on from Priore.
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Head coach Ashley Langford (center) talks to her team during a practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Langfords contract was recently extended as she enters her third year with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Ashley Langford has become Stony Brook royalty, and for good reason

Mike Anderson October 29, 2023
After an electric first two years at the helm, Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Ashley Langford is officially here to stay for the long run. She has more than proved her worth since arriving on the scene in 2021, leading the Seawolves to 41 wins, votes in the national polls and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
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Point guard Gigi Gonzalez (foreground) surveys the court as she floor the ball down the court in practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Gonzalez is entering her fifth and final season with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Gigi Gonzalez’s final year primed to be a big one

Kevin Yu October 29, 2023
When looking at the pieces of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s puzzle, point guard Gigi Gonzalez may very well be the biggest one.
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President of the 1957 Club Rob Gitto (center) speaks to other members of the club during an event at the organizations headquarters in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Gitto founded the club to help Stony Brook athletes gain financial opportunities. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE 1957 CLUB

The 1957 Club helping Stony Brook athletes pursue NIL opportunities

Anthony DiCocco September 24, 2023
After almost two years of waiting, Stony Brook University student athletes will finally have the chance to capitalize on their name, image and likeness (NIL) through a brand new third-party organization.
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Thiago Dualiby finds a home as head coach for Stony Brook women’s tennis

Kenny Spurrell September 24, 2023
After moving his whole life around to be a part of the game, it is only right that Thiago Dualiby has landed the head coaching gig for the Stony Brook women’s tennis team.
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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Shawn Heilbron

Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Shawn Heilbron

Mike Anderson September 1, 2023

Coming back for the first episode of the Fall 2023 semester, sports editor Mike Anderson chats with Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron. The two speak about Stony Brook Athletics’ fundraising success...

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Stony Brook defensive coordinator Bryan Collins (pictured above) passed away at 58 on Saturday morning. PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

Bryan Collins, long-time Long Island football coach, passes away at 58

Alex Streinger July 8, 2023
Bryan Collins, who was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Stony Brook football team for the upcoming season, died of a “cardiac event” on Saturday morning at 58, according to a press release from Stony Brook Athletics.
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Head coach Geno Ford on the sideline in a game against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 3. Ford is entering the last year of his contract with Stony Brook. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Geno Ford expected to remain with Stony Brook long term

Kenny Spurrell April 23, 2023
According to Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron, Geno Ford is the long-term solution. He will have his job for at least two more seasons.
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Stony Brook football head coach Chuck Priore walking onto the field during a timeout in a game against William & Mary on Saturday, Oct. 1. Priore received a contract extension back in the summer before the 2022 season kicked off. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Chuck Priore’s seat was never actually hot — or even warm

Mike Anderson January 10, 2023
In November, Stony Brook announced it had extended football head coach Chuck Priore. But the school never mentioned that Priore had actually signed a contract extension in June, months before the disastrous 2022 season even began.
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