Head Coach: Chris Mooney (15th season in basketball; 13th in softball)
Chris Mooney has been the Head Coach at Farmingdale State since 2000 and holds a career coaching record of 250-126.
Since the Rams became official members of the Skyline Conference in 2003, he has led the women to the Conference Finals in 10-of-11 seasons ('03-'04, '04-'05, '05-'06, '06-'07, '07-'08, '08-'09, '09-'10, '10-'11, '11-'12, '12-'13). His team captured their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship in 2009-10, defeating eight-time defending champion Mount Saint Mary College in the title game, and won their second title in 2012-13 with a win over Purchase College.
The Rams have also received 7 bids to the ECAC Division III Metro Tournament and won the schools first-ever ECAC Metro Championship in 2006.
In 2002-03, Coach Mooney and the team received an at-large bid to the Division III NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament with an overall record of 18-7. This marked the College's first-ever bid to an NCAA Championship Tournament in just the first year the College was eligible.
Coach Mooney received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 1997. Mooney also serves as the Head Softball Coach at Farmingdale State.
Women's Basketball Assistant Coaches:
Bert Arthur, Jasmine Davis
Coach Mooney has been coaching the women's softball team since 2003. He holds a career coaching record of 247-158 and has led the Rams to five Skyline Conference Championships (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and one ECAC Metro Region Championship (2010).
In 2008, Mooney was named the Skyline Co-Coach of the Year as his team had a record-breaking season with a 32-12 record and making the first-ever appearances in both Skyline and ECAC postseason play.
That season was bested in 2009 when the Rams won their first-ever Conference Championship with a program-best 34-6 record. After receiving the conferences' automatic bid to their first-ever NCAA Tournament, the Rams were ranked 6th in the Atlantic Region. The team fell to Rowan in game one, defeated Muhlenberg 4-1 and Moravian 3-1, and fell to Rowan 3-0 in their final game of the double-elimination Tourney.
In 2010, the team went 34-11 and won their first ECAC Championship. The Rams were seeded third for the double-elimination Tournament and defeated Hunter in the Quarterfinals, before posting a 4-3 victory over second-seed Richard Stockton. Facing the top-seed Ramapo, Farmingdale notched a 3-2 come from behind victory to advance to the Championship, where they again defeated Richard Stockton, 2-0, to claim the title.
The Rams have continued the success with four straight Skyline Titles in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Coach Mooney received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz. Mooney is also the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Farmingdale State.
Softball Assistant Coach: Liz Pennino
Pennino joined the coaching staff at Farmingdale State in the fall of 2013. She earned a softball scholarship at Division I Manhattan College and was a four-year letter winner. Pennino set and still holds the school record for career saves. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education.
In 2012, Liz started the LI Surge Fastpitch organization which currently has five teams.
She now works in the athletic department at Farmingdale State College as the travel coordinator and an adjunct professor.
Softball Assistant Coach: Erin Rut