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Joe Mullaney Jr
Joe  Mullaney Jr

Last College:
Providence ('78)

Associate Head Coach


Returning for his seventh season on the Wildcats staff in 2002-03 is Associate Head Coach Joe Mullaney, Jr. During his first two years, Mullaney was an assistant coach before being elevated to associate head coach in 1998-99. Prior to arriving at Villanova, Mullaney was the head women's basketball coach at St. John's University for 12 seasons. During his tenure at St. John's, Mullaney compiled a 168-173 mark including leading his 1987-88 team to the Big East Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Beside his on-court coaching duties and pre-game scouting of opponents, Mullaney is also Villanova's recruiting coordinator. Before his tenure at St. John's, Mullaney was the head women's basketball coach at Providence College where he guided the Lady Friars to a 66-27 mark from 1980-83. Throughout his coaching career, Mullaney has recorded three 20 or more win seasons and in 1990-91 he was named the Big East Conference Coach-of-the-Year. Mullaney began his coaching career in 1978-79 when he served as the head boys basketball coach at Warwick Veterans Memorial High School in his hometown of Warwick, R.I. Following his one year stint at the high school level, Mullaney became the assistant men's coach at Rhode Island College from 1979-80, before taking over the reigns of the Providence women's program. He is a 1978 graduate of Providence College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During his playing days, Mullaney participated in two NCAA Tournaments and the NIT semi-finals once. Mullaney and his wife Kathy reside in Downingtown, Pa. with their four children Meghan (22), Amie Beth (20), Patrick (15) and Sean (11). His daughter Meghan is a 2002 graduate at Villanova, while Amie is a junior.

Personal Info

Birthdate:      May 9, 1956
Education:      B.S. in Business Administration
                     Providence College (1978)
Experience:     Head Coach, Warwick Veterans Academy (1978-79)
                      Assist. Men's Coach, Rhode Island College (1979-80)
                      Head Women's Coach, Providence College (1980-83)
                      Head Women's Coach, St. John's University (1983-1996)
                      Assistant Coach, Villanova University (1996-Present)