Kayla Felty Named NEAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

Kayla Felty Named NEAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

Bryn Athyn College Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kayla Felty was named the 2016-17 North Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. She is the first coach to win this award as apart of the NEAC. 

Felty led her squad to its first 20-win season in program history and second consecutive playoff berth as Bryn Athyn entered the NEAC Tournament as the No. 2 South Seed.  Bryn Athyn went 9-1 at home in conference action. The program also had its first 1,000 rebounder this season from Kristina Clark. 

Felty and the Lions picked up a notable win on Feb.14 as Bryn Athyn pulled off an 81-71 upset at Lancaster Bible, handing the Chargers their first home conference loss in 46 games. The Lions led the NEAC with an average of 70.8 points per game and ranked second with 52.4 rebounds per game. 

I am very humbled that the coaches in the NEAC have selected me as Coach of the Year. I have much respect for all of them as well and feel honored that they have chosen me for this award. However, the credit goes to my players and assistant coaches who have made this season not only the most successful, but also the most memorable one so far. I am thankful for all of the support I have received from our president, athletic director, factory and staff in order to grow this program into a 20 win season. This award is one we can all share and take pride in here at Bryn Athyn. 

Felty expressed," I am very humbled that the coaches in the NEAC have selected me as Coach of the Year. I have much respect for all of them as well and feel honored that they have chosen me for this award. However, the credit goes to my players and assistant coaches who have made this season not only the most successful, but also the most memorable one so far. I am thankful for all of the support I have received from our president, athletic director, faculty and staff in order to grow this program into a 20 win season. This award is one we can all share and take pride in here at Bryn Athyn."

In Felty’s four years at the helm, Bryn Athyn has nearly tripled its win-total from the 2014-15 season.