Alvernia hired Rosemont head coach Rayne Reber to rebuild the Golden Wolves' women's basketball program. Reber is coming off a season where she was named CSAC Coach of the Year and led Rosemont to the NCAA Tournament.
Alvernia Athletic Director Bill Stiles made the announcement via press release.
"Rayne stood out because of her success as a head coach, her familiarity and accomplishments as a student-athlete in the MAC Commonwealth, and her extensive recruiting network in our primary recruiting markets," said Stiles in the release. "Her passion and energy are contagious."
Reber spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Rosemont where she went 73-58. Last season the Ravens were undefeated in the CSAC (16-0) and 24-4 overall. They won their first CSAC title and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time where they lost to Haverford in the first round.
Reber played at Widener University, which is a MAC Commonwealth rival of Alvernia. She was the Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2007.
"Alvernia University provides incredible resources and strong academic excellence by educating the mind, body, heart, and spirit - all attributes to help build a winning program and a successful student-athlete on and off the court," said Reber in the release. "I could not be more excited to be a part of the Golden Wolves family."
She takes over a program that has struggled to compete in the MAC Commonwealth since 2010. Alvernia posted two winning seasons under former coach Kevin Calabria during its first two years in the conference, but has had a losing record in the MAC Commonwealth every season since then.
The Golden Wolves finished last season winless in conference and 3-22 overall. Alvernia's last win in the MAC Commonwealth was Jan. 25, 2017.