A successful coach at the NCAA Division III and I levels, as well as a former student-athlete, Kim Dweck is going into her second season as head coach of the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team.
The 2017-18 season featured many milestones for the women's basketball program. Senior Raquel Pederzani set the JWU scoring, assist and steal records while earning First-Team All-GNAC honors. Pederzani also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors - a first for the program - and was named GNAC Woman of the Year. The Wildcats posted a 15-11 record, including 11-5 in the GNAC.
Most recently, Dweck served as assistant coach at Division I Robert Morris University in the Northeast Conference. Prior to joining the Colonials, she was an assistant coach at Rhode Island College. Dweck played Division I basketball during her four years at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she helped lead the team to a Great West Conference championship her senior year.
The last two seasons, Dweck was a part of a Robert Morris staff that led the Colonials to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances after winning the NEC Tournament. On the court, Dweck was primarily responsible for the guards who led RMU to the best three-point shooting percentage in the NEC as well as the number one scoring defense and second-ranked scoring offense.
During the last three seasons, Dweck was a part of a Robert Morris coaching staff that led the Colonials to a pair of NEC tournament championships and back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament. Dweck joined the RMU staff after spending the 2013-14 season at RIC. The Anchormen won the Little East regular season and conference tournament titles on their way to the NCAA Tournament.
"Prior to her time at RIC she played 118 games at guard for the NJIT women's basketball team, accumulating 505 points and 226 assists from 2010-13. A native of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Dweck helped the Highlanders to their first Great West Conference Tournament title in 2013 and was named All-GWC Honorable Mention. She also tied the NJIT Division I single-game record in assists with nine against St. Francis Brooklyn on Nov. 20, 2012.
Dweck earned her bachelor's degree in business marketing from NJIT in 2013. She excelled in the classroom as a three-time member of the Dean's List.