WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES
Head Coach , Women's Basketball - Carolyn Jones
Phone: (609) 894-9311 Ext. 1033
Head Coach Carolyn Jones is entering her 8th year at the helm of the women’s basketball program. Jones’ overall collegiate record at RCBC is 119-57 heading into the 2015-2016 season. Coach Jones has led the Barons to consecutively qualify for the Region XIX Tournament each post season leading to a Region XIX Runner up and two Garden State Athletic Conference Titles.
However, Jones is most proud of her teams NJCAA All-Academic Team honor in 2013, and the number of student-athletes who have continued their education and graduated from 4-year colleges and universities. Jones values player development under the team umbrella with focus on improving athletic and academic performance through hard work, life balance and preparation. Her responsibilities include the overall management of the women’s basketball program, including retention and placement of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes into four-year colleges and universities.
A native of Burlington County, Jones graduated from Burlington Township High School, where she played basketball and softball, and Duke University.
RCBC alumna Mama Traore joins Barons staff
Mama Traore, an RCBC alumna and former RCBC women’s basketball standout, is in her first year of coaching at RCBC.
Traore recently finished her academic and athletic career as a Temple Owl. In her last year as NCAA Division I Temple’s center, Temple finished 13–5, and third in the tough American Athletic Conference. They had an overall record of 20-16 until their run at the Women’s National Invitation Tournament ended in the semifinals. This was Temple’s first post-season final four spot in program history.
Prior to attending Temple, Traore spent two seasons at RCBC, earning RCBC Women’s Basketball MVP both seasons. Traore was also a two-time NJCAA All-Region XIX Academic Team honoree.
In her first season as a Baron, Traore was named to the NJCAA All-Region XIX First Team and All-GSAC First Team.
As a sophomore and team captain, Traore averaged 19.8 points, 13.4 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks per game. She led the team to a 22-7 record and Garden State Athletic Conference Champions. She was named the NJCAA All-Region XIX Player of the Year, NJCAA All-Region XIX First Team, GSAC Player of the Year, GSAC All-First Team, and NJCAA All-Region 19 Player of the Week.
In addition, Traore participated in two FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup Championships in Russia and Slovakia and played on the FIBA Under 20 African Cup Championship team.
RCBC Coach Mama works primarily with the post players on individual skill development, but also contributes to teaching team defense, recruiting, strength and conditioning, and administrative and game management.