Doug Haynes: Head Coach
Hall of Fame alumnus Doug Haynes takes over CCRI's women's basketball program following
a successful 18-year career as the head coach at St. Mary's Academy at Bay View.
Hayes earned Rhode Island Division I Coach of the Year honors seven times at Bay View in addition to being named the 2014 National High School Federation Coach of the Year while winning two state championships, five state runner-up titles and seven division championships.
At CCRI, Haynes starred as a two-sport athlete from 1987 through 1989, exceling in basketball and baseball. He was the men's basketball team MVP in 1988 and 1989 and was a two-time All-New England selection and an NJCAA All-American as a sophomore. He graduated as the fourth member of the school's 1,000-point club and, at the time, the third leading scorer in program history with 1,043 points.
On the baseball field, Haynes earned two All-New England selections as an outfielder
and posted a .403 batting average to lead the Knights to a third-place finish in the
1988 NJCAA World Series.
CCRI inducted Hayes into the Hall of Fame in 1995 and named him the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. He was also inducted into the West Warwick Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and named the Female Sports Coach of the Year by Words Unlimited in 2014.
Hayes also attended the University of Rhode Island from 1984-87 before earning his associate degree at CCRI in 1989. He is employed in juvenile corrections at the Rhode Island Training School for Youth in Cranston, R.I., and lives in North Kingstown, R.I.
Denise Scott: Assistant Coach
Denise Scott returns to the CCRI women’s basketball program coaching staff for her second season. She played two years for the Lady Knights and when she graduated was the No. 3 all-time scorer with 912 career points. Scott is now ranked No. 5 on the all-time scoring list at CCRI.
Scott earned first-team All-American honors in both her freshman and sophomore campaigns. In 2006-07, as a freshman, Scott led the Lady Knights to Region and District Championships. The team went to the National Championship Tournament where they made the “Elite Eight.”
In her sophomore campaign, Scott led the Lady Knights back to the National Tournament where they fell to the eventual national champion Kirkwood Community College.
Scott is one of the most decorated basketball players in CCRI history, earning a total of four All-American honors over her two year CCRI career. This includes first-team NJCAA in 2006-07, preseason and postseason first-team by NJCAA in 2007-08 and postseason by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association. She was the first Lady Knights basketball player to earn back-to-back NJCAA first-team All-American honors.
After leaving CCRI, Scott earned a scholarship to play at Le Moyne College in New York in the 2008-09 season. In the 2009-10 season, she returned to Rhode Island to play at Rhode Island College under head coach Marcus Reilly. Reilly also coached her at CCRI.
Scott has now come full circle with her return to coach at CCRI. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from RIC in 2012 and now resides in Riverside.
Brittany Wilson: Assistant Coach
Brittany Wilson joins the Lady Knights as a first-year assistant coach.
A former high school standout at Bay View under Haynes, Wilson earned All-State honors in 2005, 2006 and 2008 in addition to Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2008. She led the Bengals to the State Championship in 2006 and was named finals' MVP. Wilson also played basketball professionally in Germany, France and the Czech Republic from 2013 through 2016.
Wilson Graduated from LaSalle University in May of 2013 with a degree in sociology. She has worked at Barletta Construction since 2018 and lives in Pawtucket, R.I.
Joel Tuoni: Assistant Coach
Joel Tuoni joins the Lady Knights as a first-year assistant coach.
Tuoni boasts 32 years of coaching experience in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League, including 28 as a varsity coach in basketball and softball, and was a two-time Rhode Island Division I Coach of the Year award winner.
Tuoni also played at CCRI alongside Haynes and a was a co-captain on the 1988-89 team
that won the New England and Northeast Regional Championships and appeared in the
Tuoni lives in South Kingstown, R.I.
Victoria Wilkerson: Assistant Coach
Wilkerson returns to the Lady Knights coaching staff for her fourth season, her first
as a full-time assistant after spending three years as a volunteer.
Wilkerson graduated from Pilgrim High School and attended both Sothern Vermont College and Rhode Island College, studying in liberal arts and psychology, respectively.
She currently works at The J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center and resides in Warwick, R.I.
Interim Director of Athletics
Head Athletic Trainer