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Bozzella Finalizes Staff for 2014-15 Season


Head coach Anthony Bozzella announces three staff changes prior to the 2014-15 season.
Oct. 24, 2014

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall University head women's basketball coach Anthony Bozzella on Friday announced the addition of Nick DiPillo as the Pirates' Director of Player Personnel and the promotion of Marissa Flagg to Director of Basketball Operations; Flagg previously served as the Coordinator of Basketball Operations for The Hall. Additionally, Allison Skrec has joined the Pirates as a Video Coordinator Intern for the 2014-15 season.

DiPillo brings coaching experience from the professional and collegiate ranks, most recently spending four years on the sidelines as an assistant coach with the New York Liberty from 2005-09. Previously, he was an assistant coach with the men's basketball program at Kean University and also spent one season as an Advanced Scout for the Liberty. As the Director of Player Development, DiPillo will aid Bozzella and his staff with scouting, video, and player analysis throughout the season.

"Having an individual with Nick's experience join our staff is outstanding," said Bozzella "His knowledge of the women's game is going to help us a lot, and his input regarding what we can improve in our program both on and off the court will be invaluable."

Flagg is in her second season as a member of Bozzella's staff at Seton Hall, and suited up for Bozzella as a point guard at Iona from 2006-11. After playing professionally in Puerto Rico for one season, Flagg worked for Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a student associate for Madison Square Garden while she pursued a Master's of Business Administration in Public Relations at Iona, a degree she completed in 2013, prior to coming to Seton Hall.

In her new role she will take on an increased role in scouting, in addition to coordinating video exchange, travel arrangements, and continue to facilitate the program's apparel transition to Under Armour.

"I am very excited that I was able to promote Marissa to Director of Basketball Operations," said Bozzella. "She has always been a very hard working young woman, and it has been a pleasure to watch her grow as an individual; I know she will be a fantastic head coach one day."

Skrec is a New Jersey native, starring at Roselle Catholic where she was a two-time Union County Player of the Year, before playing four seasons at Manhattan.

With Manhattan, she was a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree and started all 30 games at point guard for the Jaspers during her senior season. That year, Skrec averaged 9.7 points and 6.2 assists per game, ranking second in the MAAC and 14th in the nation in assists per game. Her 187 assists last season rank as the second-highest single-season total in program history.

She is currently enrolled in the College of Education & Human Services at Seton Hall, pursuing a master's degree in Psychological Studies.

"Allison has been a great addition to our team," said Bozzella. "She was a tremendous point guard at Manhattan, is a hard worker, and I see a lot of great things ahead for her in the future as a women's basketball coach."

Seton Hall opens the 2014-15 season by competing in the Preseason WNIT, with a first round game on Friday, Nov. 14, against Rider. Tipoff in Walsh Gymnasium is scheduled for 12 p.m.