Amherst Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Billy McBride enters his 15th season as head coach of the women's basketball team with a 183-158 career record and a string of competitive teams and accomplished student-athletes to his credit. In 2000-01, McBride was named both the NESCAC and the Russell Athletic/WBCA District I Coach of the Year after leading the Jeffs to a 23-5 record. The Syracuse, N.Y. native came to Amherst in 1990 after a stint as athletic director and head basketball and football coach at the Allen Stevenson School in New York City. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers after a standout two-sport playing career at Tennessee State University, McBride played six years in the Canadian Football League and was an All-City and All-Upstate New York football and basketball player as a prep all-star in Syracuse. He also led the Tennessee State basketball team to the NCAA Division II Final Four as a point guard in 1975. During the off-season, McBride coaches wide receivers for the Amherst football team. McBride recently completed his master’s degree in exercise science and Sport Studies at nearby Smith College.
Billy McBride's Career Coaching Record
Entering her third season as co-head coach of the women's basketball team, Lynn Hersey specializes in tutoring Amherst's point guards, among other duties, thanks to a standout playing career at Division III power Plymouth State College. She was a four-year starting point guard at Plymouth State, earning team Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and the college's Female Athlete of the Year award as a senior captain. Upon graduating in 2000 with a degree in sports medicine, the Dexter, Maine native oversaw championships, marketing and broadcast services for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). She then earned a master's degree in sport management at nearby UMass Amherst and, shortly thereafter, lent her expertise as a marketing consultant to the Springfield Spirit of the National Women's Basketball League. Hersey enters her fifth season as a member of the Amherst softball coaching staff after stepping in as interim head coach last season, leading the Jeffs to an 18-12 record and NESCAC tournament appearance.
Lynn Hersey's Career Coaching Record