Coaching Staff

 

Marc Mitchell | Head Coach

Marc Mitchell was appointed as the eighth Saint Peter's University women's basketball head coach in March 2018. 
 
Mitchell comes to Jersey City after spending the last nine years at the helm of the Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham women's basketball team. While there, he became the Division III program's all-time winningest coach, compiling a career record of 187-67 (.736). Under his guidance, the Devils claimed an unprecedented six straight Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Championships, making six straight NCAA Division III tournament appearances. During the six-year run, Mitchell's teams won 20 or more games in every season and he won 86.5 percent of his contests posting a 154-24 overall record over the half dozen year span.
 
Mitchell's best campaign came during the 2013-14 season, when the Devils posted a perfect 33-0 record and capped off the season as the NCAA Division III national champions. The national title was the first in FDU-Florham history and the Devils became the first team to win the NCAA Division III women's basketball champions from the state of New Jersey. 
 
In addition to the national title run, Mitchell's squads have made trips to the Elite Eight twice and won at least one NCAA tournament game in five out of the six appearances.
 
Mitchell has garnered coaching honors for Freedom Conference Coach of the Year four times, D3 News Coach of the Year, WBCA Coach of the Year, and All-MET Coach of the Year.
 
Prior to joining FDU-Florham, Mitchell was the top assistant at Caldwell College in 2008-09. He spent 2007-08 as an assistant coach at New Jersey City University and the three previous seasons as the Head Girls' Basketball Coach at Elizabeth High School. While at Elizabeth, he led the squad to the County Semifinals in 2005 and to the State Tournament all three years.
 
He graduated from Kean University in 2000 with a degree in History and he earned his Master's Degree in Education from American Intercontinental in 2008.
 
Mitchell currently resides in Elizabeth with his wife, Winsome, his two daughters, Amira and Jade, and his twin sons, Jemal and Jalen.
 
 

Jessica Cavaco | Assistant Coach

Jessica Cavaco was named as an assistant coach for women's basketball at Saint Peter's under Marc Mitchell in April 2018.
 
Cavaco spent the previous eight seasons alongside Mitchell at FDU-Florham, serving as an assistant coach. She helped coach the Devils to six consecutive conference championships, six straight NCAA tournament appearances, and helped guide the 2013-14 squad to the program's first NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship and a perfect 33-0 record.
 
In the spring of 2017, Cavaco was honored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), making the Thirty Under 30 list. The honor recognized her as one of the nation's top 30 coaches under the age of the 30.
 
Cavaco graduated with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology from Kean University and earned her MA in sports administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She played girls' basketball for Mitchell at Elizabeth High School and currently resides in Newark, NJ.
 
 

Quiana Porter | Assistant Coach

Quiana Porter was named as an assistant coach for women's basketball at Saint Peter's under Marc Mitchell in April 2018.
 
Porter, a four-year women's basketball letter winner and graduate of Saint Peter's, returns to her alma mater after spending the past two seasons as Mitchell's assistant at FDU-Florham. While at FDU-Florham, Porter helped guide the Devils to consecutive MAC Freedom titles and back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament. Her primary duties consisted of working with forwards and centers.
 
Porter played for the Peacocks from 2008-12, appearing in 118 career games, including 72 starts. She ranked third in the MAAC in blocked shots as a senior and ninth as a sophomore. Porter was also one of the top rebounders for the Peacocks, leading the team in total rebounds and rebounding average in 2009-10 and 2011-12. She graduated from Saint Peter's in 2012 with a degree in communications and a minor in business management. Following college, Porter played professionally overseas for one year in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a native of Elizabeth, NJ and she played high school girls' basketball at Elizabeth High School for Mitchell.
 
 

James Boney | Assistant Coach

James Boney was named as an assistant coach for women's basketball at Saint Peter's under Marc Mitchell in April 2018.
 
Boney most recently served as the head women's basketball coach at Cumberland County College (CCC) from 2011-17. At the helm of CCC, he won over 100 career games, including four straight Region XIX playoff appearances and a Region XIX Championship in 2015. During the 2015 season, the Dukes finished with a 25-3 record and ranked No. 4 nationally. That season, Boney was named Region XIX and District E Coach of the Year. He successfully produced eight All-Region 19 selections, twelve all-conference honorees, one All-American, Alicia Cox, in 2012, and three academic All-Americans.
 
In 2009, Boney landed his first head coaching job for the Jersey Thunder, a semi-pro team of the Eastern Basketball Association. He coached the Thunder to the playoffs in his first year. He spent the preceding two years at Kean University as an assistant coach, with those teams posting a combined 55-8 overall record, winning two conference titles, and earning two elite eight appearances. Boney started his coaching career at Montclair State University in 2001, where he spent four years as an assistant coach to his mentor, Jaime Hoffman.
 
Originally from Egg Harbor Township, Boney attended Montclair State University where he was a two-sport athlete, playing both basketball and football. He earned his degree in physical education and health in 1999.