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COACHING STAFF

Bill Leahy  |  Associate Head Coach

Bill Leahy is in his 11th season as an assistant coach for the Pride. Over the past nine years, Widener owns a 146-114 record with two Commonwealth Conference championships.

In the summer of 2010, Leahy enjoyed the unique experience of serving as the co-coach for a group of Division II and III players from around the country that took part in a tour to play games against professional competition in Europe. The team traveled to Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Great Britain.

Leahy came to Widener after one year as an assistant at Cabrini, his alma mater. As an undergraduate, Leahy earned a finance degree from Cabrini and played varsity basketball for coach John Dzik, the school’s all-time leader in coaching victories.  As a player, he helped the Cavaliers win the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll.

Leahy and his wife, Alicia, reside in Ardmore.


Dexter Harris  |  Assistant Coach

Dexter Harris is in his second season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Widener University. He is responsible for assisting head coach Chris Carideo with all aspects of the program.

Harris comes to Widener after spending the past four seasons as a member of the Chestnut Hill men’s basketball program in Philadelphia. He played two seasons while battling through injuries before having his career cut short due to being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) as a junior.

Despite the setback, Harris stayed heavily involved with the program and adopted the position of being a ‘player’s coach” while also serving as a team captain. For his efforts, the guard was most notably recognized for his contributions to the program and the game by the Philadelphia-Area Small College Coaches’ Association (PASSCA) as the recipient of the Sam Cozen Player of the Week award on Feb. 2, 2016. The award, which was also given to Widener senior captain Kendall Green last winter, is earned by a select group of players each season who “embody the spirit” of small college basketball.

In addition, the native of Swedesboro, New Jersey has spent time giving back to the local community. His service and civic engagement endeavors include serving food to the homeless at his local church and volunteering with a mimithon for pediatric cancer research.

Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Chestnut Hill in 2016. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the institution and plans to eventually pursue a career as a sports psychologist.


Nick Sullivan  |  Assistant Coach

Nick Sullivan is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Widener University men's basketball team.

Sullivan comes to Widener following a stint at Father Judge High School as the assistant varsity basketball coach where he was responsible for scouting, recruiting, player development and break down of game film. In addition, Sullivan was an assistant athletic director at Father Judge.

He was also an assistant basketball coach at Rhawnhurst Athletic Club where he mentored 15 student-athletes on the U-9 Rhawnhurst AC basketball team. His responsibilities included practice planning, game preparation and day-to-day operations for the team. 

Prior to coaching, Sullivan was a standout basketball player at the collegiate level for Delaware Valley University where he helped lead the team to the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom championship in 2013. He was also a member of The World All-Stars basketball team, which was the opposing team to the Harlem Globetrotters.

Sullivan graduated from Delaware Valley with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Kendall Green  |  Assistant Coach

Kendall Green is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Widener University men's basketball team following a four-year career with the program.

Green joins the Pride coaching staff after spending the past four seasons as a member of the men’s basketball program. As a team captain his junior and senior years, he averaged 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in his final season. He ranked third on the team in scoring, finishing second in rebounding and assists. Green was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll as well as the All-Sportsmanship Team.

In addition, the native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was a Widener Student Ambassador as well as a member of the Black Student Union and Black Men United. Green earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Widener in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the institution.


Stephanie Carideo  |  Co-Director of Camps

Stephanie Carideo joined the Jefferson men’s basketball program as an assistant coach in 2018-19 under Naismith Hall of Fame head coach Herb Magee.

Carideo recently served as the women’s basketball head coach at Penn State Abington for two seasons (2013-14, 2014-15). There she went 5-16 her first season before setting a program record for wins while going 22-5 in 2014-15 as she was named the NEAC Coach of the Year and the Nittany Lions' Jim McGettigan Coach of the Year. It marked the first time that the PSU Abington women’s basketball program made the NEAC playoffs, hosted a postseason game, won the conference championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to coming to Abington, Carideo spent a year as head coach at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia, Pa. where she was involved in scouting, recruiting and player development as well as fundraising and developing community relations programming.

She returns to East Falls and the athletic department after playing for the Rams under current women’s basketball head coach Tom Shirley. A two-time CACC all-conference selection, Carideo concluded her career (2007-12) as a Ram with 1078 points, 405 rebounds, 400 assists and 223 steals.

A 2007 graduate of Lower Cape May High School, Carideo registered 1,001 career points and was eventually inducted into the Lower Cape May Athletic Hall of Fame.

Carideo earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011 and master's degree in business administration in 2012 from Philadelphia University. She and her husband, Chris, the head men’s basketball coach at Widener University, reside in Ridley, Pa. with their two sons, Christopher Jr. and Carson