Caldwell University Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino has announced the hiring of women’s basketball alum Torey Northup-Jones ’13 to lead the Cougars as its head coach. Northup-Jones will also serve as one of the department’s Assistant Athletic Directors and will oversee the Student Athlete Advisory Committee along with other administrative duties.
“I am very excited and honored to be returning to Caldwell as the head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director,” said Northup-Jones. “I want to thank President Nancy Blattner and Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark Corino for giving me this amazing opportunity. I want to thank Coach Cimino for recruiting me to Caldwell and coaching me and being a great inspiration along the way. It is such a privilege to be able to return to an outstanding university and coach a program I take so much pride in. I am thrilled to be back and look forward to mentoring and inspiring our players on and off the court.”
Northup-Jones shined on the court for the Cougars from 2009-13, including being named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman. She was a four-time CACC All-Conference selection, including appearing on the first team three times. Northup-Jones was selected to the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association First Team in her final three seasons. She was a Daktronics First Team All-East Region selection as a sophomore and was named to the Second Team as a junior. Northup-Jones was part of the Caldwell SAAC for four years and served as its president in her senior year. She was named the Caldwell NJAIAW Woman of the Year in 2013. Northup-Jones also competed on Caldwell’s first track and field team in 2012 and earned Honorable Mention All-Conference in the 4×400 meter relay. She finished her playing career with 1,850 points, 599 rebounds, 197 steals, 391 assists and 234 three-pointers. Northup-Jones ranks fourth in program history in scoring, fifth in assists, second in free throw percentage and is the all-time leader in triples.
“We are tremendously excited and pleased to welcome back Torey to our institution and athletic department as our assistant director and women’s basketball head coach,” said Corino. “I believe Torey is extremely prepared to handle all facets of this position and will be motivated, dedicated and committed to our successful program. As a former outstanding student-athlete, Torey has a great knowledge and understanding of our mission and will lead in a positive manner. In working at Binghamton University for the past three years under Linda Cimino, our former head coach, Torey was involved in all aspects of coaching and was promoted to recruiting coordinator this past season which has prepared her for this challenge. I am happy to provide her with this opportunity and am looking forward to working with her as she will now lead our program through this new and exciting era.”
Northup-Jones returns to Caldwell after having served for three seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Binghamton University. In September 2016, she was promoted to the program’s recruiting coordinator. While at Binghamton, Northup-Jones worked on player development with the team’s guards and was responsible for three all-conference players, including the 2015 America East Rookie of the Year. She also assisted with scouting, recruiting, team’s academics and community service projects. Northup-Jones was responsible for creating a regional and national network with AAU and high school coaches.
“Torey has established herself as an excellent coach, a tireless recruiter and a young woman of the highest character,” added Binghamton University Head Coach and former Caldwell Head Coach Linda Cimino. “I’m so proud to watch her grow and mature both personally and professionally from a player, to an assistant, to now the head coach at her alma mater. She’s one of the best athletes to ever wear a Cougar uniform and will demonstrate her commitment and pride for Caldwell every day as she carries out the Catholic mission of the University as its head coach and assistant director of athletics. She has prepared herself for this great opportunity and I believe this is an outstanding hire for the entire Caldwell community.”
Northup-Jones began her coaching career at St. John’s University, where she was the graduate assistant coach in 2013-14. The Red Storm posted a 23-11 record that season, advanced to the BIG East championship game and appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament.
Prior to playing collegiate ball at Caldwell, Northup-Jones attended LaSalle Academy in Rhode Island, where her team won three consecutive state championships under Sean Reddy. As a senior, she was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Rhode Island.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Caldwell in Psychology in 2013 and her master’s degree in Sports Management — with a specialization in Coaching Leadership — from St. John’s in 2015.