Welcome New Basketball Coaching Staff!

July 16, 2020

Mercy is pleased to announce the addition of three new basketball coaches to our athletic staff: Kara Houppert, Head Varsity Coach; Tom McDonough, Associate Head Coach; and Jayla Myles ‘16, Assistant Coach.

Kara, a 2017 graduate of SUNY Geneseo and captain of its women’s basketball team, earned a BS in Childhood and Special Education. After college, she spent two years as head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team at Naples High School. Kara has served as the assistant coach of the SUNY Geneseo Women’s varsity basketball team for the past two seasons.

Tom, a St. John Fisher College graduate, brings more than 30 years of basketball coaching experience to the Mercy program. He was assistant basketball coach for St. John Fisher’s men’s varsity basketball team for 15 years and also coached the Lady Royals AAU team. He currently coaches with the Monarch Basketball AAU program.

Jayla, a 2016 Mercy alumna, was a member of Mercy’s Section V Champion and Far West Regional Champion basketball team. She captained the Howard University Women’s Basketball Team where she was made the MEAC All-Defensive Team. She received a BS in Sports Medicine with a minor in Psychology from Howard University in 2020.

Welcome Kara, Tom, and Jayla!

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