@DuqWBB Alum in Coaching: Vanessa Abel
April 9, 2018
Former Duquesne guard Vanessa Abel finished her second season as an assistant coach at Saint Francis U.
Abel helped guide the Red Flash to a share of the 2018 Northeast Conference regular season title before winning the NEC tournament and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Since arriving in Loretto, SFU is 41-25 overall and 29-7 in NEC play. The former sharpshooter coached Jessica Kovatch who set a new NCAA single-season record with 141 3-pointers made.
A two-time Duquesne graduate, Abel earned her bachelor's in 2011 and master's in 2013. She finished her Dukes career in the top 10 in assists and steals. She was named Atlantic 10 All-Conference and led the league in assists in 2012. After her time on the Bluff, she played professionally in Germany, Sweden and Romania.