Hernandez joins Dan Durkin and Kristeena Alexander on first-year Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl's staff.
Kristeena Alexander joined the Providence College women's basketball staff as an assistant coach on April 18, 2012. She embarks on her second season with the Friars during the 2013-14 campaign, and serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
In addition to serving as recruiting coordinator, Alexander works the with Friars' guards, and helped mentor 2013 BIG EAST Second-Team selection Symone Roberts `13.
Prior to her arrival at Providence College, Alexander spent one season as an assistant at UNC Greensboro (2011-12). Before making her way to UNCG, Alexander was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at George Washington University for three seasons (2008-11). During her time with the Colonials, she was instrumental in the recruitment of two classes that were ranked among the top-50 in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz in 2009 and 2010.
Alexander was a member of Robinson Fruchtl's staff at Saint Francis (Pa.) during the 2007-08 campaign. That year, she served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Red Flash. She assisted with the recruitment of two student-athletes who went on to earn All-Northeast Conference honors, including Samantha Leach, who was named NEC Player of the Year in 2011.
Alexander attended George Mason as a freshman (1996-97) and earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year honors, but finished her undergraduate degree and playing career at George Washington University (1997-00). She earned her bachelor's degree in human services from GWU in 2000. During her three seasons playing for the Colonials, Alexander was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection and was named the league's Sixth Player of the Year in 2000. She also helped guide George Washington to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2001.
Alexander played for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA in 2003. She also played professionally in Denmark prior to beginning her coaching career.
In 2010, Alexander completed the Black Coaches & Administrators' Achieving Coaching Excellence program. She also is a member of the BCA and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
During the summer of 2013, Alexander participated in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy from June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. The academy provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. It is designed for women coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success. The participants learn skills that are not sport specific, yet ones that are relevant and necessary for coaching responsibilities, beyond the X's and O's.