Josh Motroni
Josh Motroni
Title: Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Phone: 617.868.9600 x2302
Email: wbasketball@lesley.edu

Josh Motroni was named Head Coach of the Women's Basketball program in July of 2014. Motroni came to Cambridge after serving two years as the Head Coach as Fisher College in Boston.

While at the helm of the Falcons, Motroni set the program record for wins in just his second season while also setting records for points per game, fewest points per game, steals, and free throw percentage while compiling a roster with student-athletes from both the east and west coasts. In his second season, Fisher finished fifth in the NAIA Independent Rankings.

Motroni has also served as the Head Coach of the Women’s program at Northern Essex Community College where he improved the winning percentage of the program from .080 to .579 during his tenure.

Prior to his time at Northern Essex, Motroni served as the Lead Assistant Coach at Emerson College. While with the Lions, he helped lead the program to a 16-9 record and a postseason berth in his second season. He also served as the Interim Head Coach of the Lions.

Motroni also has experience in the high school ranks as he began his coaching career as an Associate Head Coach at the Brimmer & May School in Chestnut Hill, Mass. where he helped lead the program to four straight conference championships and four consecutive NEPSAC Final Four appearances. Additionally, Motroni served on the coaching staff of the Belmont High School Girls Basketball team from 2010-2012.

A 1996 graduate of St. Joseph’s College (Maine) with a degree in Communications, Motroni works for the New England Sports Network (NESN) as a Senior Operations Technician.

Lekia Cowen
Lekia Cowen
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 617.868.9600 x2302
Email: wbasketball@lesley.edu

Lekia Cowen joins Lesley University as an assistant coach after spending the 2012-2013 season as the assistant coach at Fitchburg State University.

Cowen spent her first two years of her college career playing for Bryant University’s Division I program as a full scholarship athlete and finished her collegiate career with two seasons with Franklin Pierce University where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  She also has experience working with young athletes through the Sarah Behn Basketball Camp where she helped camp participants further develop their individual and team skills. 

Cowen is currently a graduate student at Fitchburg State University, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Riley Dunn
Riley Dunn
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 617.868.9600 x2302
Email: wbasketball@lesley.edu

While in Ithaca, Dunn got her coaching career started as a volunteer assistant at Lansing High School during the 2011-2012 season. 

Prior to her career with the Bombers, Dunn played for four years at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Mass., helping lead the Raiders to a State Championship appearance during her junior season.

Dunn is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and is currently enrolled in Lesley’s Graduate School of Education where she is studying Secondary Education. She is currently a resident of Somerville, Mass.



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