Baker Named Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball at George Washington

George Washington women’s basketball has hired Sherill Baker as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, Coach Caroline McCombs announced on Friday.

Baker comes to Foggy Bottom via Georgia State, where she was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator over the last three seasons. Prior to that, Baker served coaching stints at Auburn and Kennesaw State.

“I’m extremely excited to welcome Sherill to Foggy Bottom. She has an unmatched passion for recruiting, connecting people, and for the development of young women through the game of basketball,” Coach McCombs said. “She has competed at the highest levels as a player, and will share that drive and experience with our team.”

An All-American at Georgia, Baker compiled an impressive resume throughout her playing career. She started 122 of 131 games and tallied 1,665 career points for the Bulldogs, and she holds the single-season and career UGA records for steals with 149 and 426, respectively. Baker was named All-American, All-SEC First Team and National Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. She was named an SEC Legend at the 2014 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Upon graduating, Baker was selected 12th overall in the 2006 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty, and spent four seasons playing professionally in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and Indiana. Her playing career also included overseas stops in Israel, Italy, France, Germany and Cyprus where she averaged double figures in scoring each year.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Baker earned her degree in speech communication.

Photo Courtesy GW Athletics

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