Liz Stich is in her third season as head women’s basketball coach at PSU in 2013-14, taking over the program in July 2012. A graduate of the University of Hartford and former four-year letterwinner, two-year starter and team captain for the Hawks, Stich had been an assistant women’s basketball coach the previous four years at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
A native of New Hartford, Conn, Stich served four years at Central Connecticut under head coach Beryl Piper after one season as an assistant at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. She was on the staff of the largest turnaround in NCAA Division I four years ago as the team improved from four wins in 2008 to 18 in 2009.
Stich played for Coach Jennifer Rizzotti at Hartford from 2001-05 and was a student assistant coach during the 2005-06 season. The Hawks made NCAA appearances three times - 2002, 2005 and 2006 - during her five seasons at Hartford. She earned the team’s hustle award from 2003-05 and was an all-tournament team honoree at University of Hawaii Invitational in 2003. She averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 boards for her career.
Stich attended St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, Conn., graduating as the all-time leading scorer. She captained the 2001 team to the Class S State Championship and was a three-time USA Today Honorable Mention All-American and a two-time Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American.
“I am excited for the opportunity to turn around the women's basketball program at Plymouth State,” said Stich. “I am enthralled with the Division 3 spirit of allowing the student-athletes to be balanced and complete people, yet that won't diminish our expectations on the court. I want to help give our student-athletes every chance to succeed, and we will strive for excellence in the classroom, on the court and in the community. I want to thank everyone at PSU for their time and energy. The fact that so many are willing to go above and beyond helps me realize that this is the right place for me."