Raven Women's Basketball head coach Chad Folsom is pleased to announce the addition of former Raven Ali Taff to his coaching staff for the 2017-'18 school year. Taff, a native of St. Joseph, graduated in May with a degree in Elementary Education and joins the staff as a graduate assistant.
"We are very excited that Ali will be joining our women's basketball coaching staff," Coach Folsom said. "She brings a great deal of experience as a player in this conference and understands what it takes to be successful in the Heart. Ali will be able to share her expertise with many of our new guards this year."
Taff was a key contributor for the Ravens over the past four years. She served as starting point guard the past three years and helped guide the team to three consecutive trips to the NAIA Division I National Tournament, including a trip to the Fab Four in 2016. Her senior year, she was named Second Team All-Heart selection and finished her career at Benedictine as the No. 4 all-time leader in career assists with 404 assists.
She will be pursuing her Master's degree in Education, while working as the graduate assistant for the women's basketball program.
The Lady Ravens finished the year 25-9 this past season, ranked No. 13 in NAIA Div. I and qualified for the national tournament in Billings, Mont., as they earned the fourth trip to the National Tournament in the past five seasons.