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April 12, 2013

Quotes on Suzie McConnell-Serio

Jamie Dixon, Pitt Head Men’s Basketball Head Coach

“Without question, Suzie McConnell-Serio is the perfect hire for the University of Pittsburgh. I’ve been very impressed with her career. Suzie has been involved with and has had success in every facet of basketball. I look forward to working together.”

Debbie Antonelli, National Broadcast Analyst

“As the NCAA all-time assists leader, Suzie has shown she is a person that serves – the greatest quality in a leader. When I evaluate coaches as an analyst, I do so in three categories:  on ability to recruit, plan and prepare practices, and game adjustment.  Suzie is equipped and experienced to do all three at Pitt. I am excited for the Pitt community as Suzie adds another challenging basketball mind to the ACC.”

Susan Robinson Fruchtl, Providence College Head Women's Basketball Coach

"I have always had the utmost respect for Suzie as a former player and now as a fellow coach.  Suzie is someone who has always beaten the odds.  Despite her size, she was an unbelievable point guard, who was successful at every level.  She has been, and will continue to be, a coach who is successful wherever she is coaching.  There are many qualities that make her the coach she is but her Western Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh work ethic certainly stands out.  The legacy she left at Penn State as a player helped propel my playing career at the same school. Suzie brings all those qualities and so much more to Oakland.  Pittsburgh fans should be excited!  She will leave a legacy that Panther fans and all of Pittsburgh will appreciate."

Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil, Former College All-American, Teammate of McConnell-Serio on U.S. Olympic Team

“This is an amazing opportunity for the University of Pittsburgh and even more so for the student-athletes who are there and those that will play for her in the future. Suzie is a winner and understands the game at every level. She is a great addition to Pitt and the ACC.”


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