JR Fredette completed his sixth season as head women’s basketball coach after being named coach in the Fall of 2012.
Fredette helped guide the Falcons to an overall record of 18-8 as well as their sixth straight postseason appearance after clinching the No. 5 seed thanks to an 11-5 league mark. Albertus Magnus started off the winter campaign hot with a 6-1 mark, including a six-game winning streak, and closed out the season with a 6-2 record. For the first time since 20113, Albertus Magnus defeated Johnson & Wales twice and tied the all-time series record at 12-all.
In his sixth year, Fredette was led by the program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) as she earned numerous honors, including being named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was named to the GNAC All-Conference First Team. Along with Bolden, Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) also received postseason honors as she was named to the Third Team.
This past year, 2016-17, Fredette led the Falcons to their fifth straight postseason appearance after clinching the No. 4 seed in the South Division with a 9-7 record. For the second-straight season, the Falcons finished with a 14-12 overall record and set a new program record 117 points in a 117-99 non-conference victory over Pine Manor back on December 6, 2016.
At the end of the season, junior forward Olivia Bolden and senior Liz Falcigno both earned All-GNAC honros. Bolden was named to the first team, while Falcigno landed on the second team. Bolden also became the 12th player in program history to record her 1,000th career point.
In 2015-16, the team finished with a 14-12 overall record and earned the No. 6 seed in the GNAC Tournament thanks to a 6-5 mark in league play. In his fourth year at the helm of the program, Fredette led the Falcons to post-season play for the fourth season in a row. During the winter, AMC went 9-5 at home and scored road conference wins versus Lasell and Simmons. From January into early February, the team ran off a season-best seven-game winning streak.
Following the season, sophomore forward Olivia Bolden and junior guard Liz Falcigno both earned All-GNAC honors. Bolden was named to the first team, while Falcigno landed on the third team. At the school's annual end of the year athletics banquet, Falcigno was tabbed as the Female Newcomer of the Year and Kelsey Pendagast brought home the Betsy Fahy Award.
In 2014-15, Fredette led the Falcons into the GNAC Tournament as the eighth seed as the young program finished the year 11-15 as its 11 victories marked the second season under Fredette that the program registered 10 or more wins.
In 2013-14, the Falcons were led by Lianna Carrero (Hamden, Conn.) as she was earned numerous national honors throughout the season. Carrero, who became the College's first-ever Academic All-American in 2013, won the honor again in 2014. She was also named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year and was named to the GNAC All-Conference First Team. She was also a finalist for the Josten's Trophy, a national honor given to a male and female student-athlete basketball player each year.
Carrero was also named to the All-Northeast Region Third Team and ECAC New England Second Team under the leadership of Fredette.
In Coach Fredette's first season at the helm of the Albertus women's basketball program, he led the Falcons to their second-ever 20-win season as they finished the year with a 20-8 overall mark. The Falcons opened the year with seven-straight victories and 10 in their first 11 contests for their best start in program history.
The Falcons made both the GNAC and ECAC Tournaments and won a road-GNAC Tournament game at Rivier to compete in the conference semifinals against eventual-champion Emmanuel College.
Carrero became the program's first-ever All-American when she was tagged as a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team member after earning GNAC All-Conference First Team honors. Carrero scored her 1000th-career point in a five-point victory over St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn at the Barclay Center, home of the NBA's Nets, in Brooklyn, N.Y. on January 5, 2013.
Fredette, who served as an assistant coach at Christian Heritage School in Trumbull, Conn., joined the Albertus Magnus Athletic Department with over eight years of coaching experience.
While at Christian Heritage, he helped guide his team to the 2010-11 Division II Christian National Championship title. Prior to his time at CHS, Fredette served as an assistant at Florida Atlantic University from 2008 to 2010 after serving as the top assistant at Post University in Waterbury, Conn. since 2004.
Fredette was essential in building Post into one of the top NCAA Division II programs in its region, recruiting and developing four 1,000-point scorers and four All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) players during his four-year tenure with the Eagles.
Fredette helped guide Post to the ECAC regular season title in 2007, while the team earned the school's first-ever NCAA Division II regional ranking. In 2008, Post captured the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division championship and advanced into the ECAC Division II tournament final.
His basketball coaching experience includes working as a coach and site director for The Hoop Group and the Eastern Invitational Basketball Clinic, where he managed and instructed high school players, while teaching the physical and mental aspects of the game.
With a background in education, Fredette began his professional career in 2003 as a teacher in Bridgeport, Conn. and spent three years as the head golf coach at Bridgeport's Warren G. Harding High School. Additionally, Fredette took on the role of head men's and women's tennis coach at Post in 2007-08.
He also coached the Albertus men's and women's cross country teams in 2013.
Fredette played three years of varsity basketball at fellow GNAC member Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass., where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts.
Coach Fredette's All-Time Coaching Record at Albertus Magnus College
|Coach's Name||Year||Wins||Losses||Total Games||W/L Pct.|
|6 years||82 wins||75 losses||157 games||0.522|