About Helen

Helen Ridley comes to Doner Elite after serving as an assistant coach for Quinnipiac University’s Women’s Division 1 basketball team for five seasons. Additionally, Ridley played guard for Quinnipiac from 2001-02 through the 2004-05 season where she captained the Bobcat’s squad. Coach Ridley knows what it takes to get to the top as a player and a coach.

Ridley returned to Quinnipiac in 2007-08 from the University of New Hampshire where she was a graduate assistant for the 2005-06 season before being promoted to an assistant coach for the 2006-07 season. Ridley instructed the Wildcats’ backcourt while also coordinating the team’s travel arrangements and the Wildcats’ summer camps.

Ridley graduated from Quinnipiac in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. During her time at Quinnipiac Ridley was involved in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee from 2002 to 2004, as well as the Community Action Project in 2003 and 2004. The Lynn, Mass., native totaled 487 points for her career at Quinnipiac including 226 in her senior year at 7.8 per game.

Helen Ridley Highlights:

Assistant Coach at Quinnipiac University, 2007-2012

Assistant Coach at University of  New Hampshire, 2006-2007

Graduate Assistant Coach University of New Hampshire, 2005-2006

Playing career

Quinnipiac University, 2001-2005

Captain 2004-05

Lynn Classical High School, 1997-2001

Captain 1999-2001


LCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Single game scoring record at LCHS (52pts)

1000 point club at LCHS

Full scholarship to Quinnipiac University (Division 1)

Four year letter winner at QU