Bowie State University Names Shadae Swan Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Bowie State University officially named Shadae Swan as head women’s basketball coach on Wednesday (7/13) following a national search.

Swan took over leadership of the Bulldogs midway through the 2014-2015 campaign (January 29, 2015). She coached the women’s basketball team the entire 2015-2016 season on an interim basis, compiling an overall mark of 11-17 and 3-13 in league (CIAA) play.

Bowie State Athletic Director Clyde Doughty said, “After a very extensive search, it is with profound excitement that I have selected Coach Shadae Swan as the next head women’s basketball coach for Bowie State University.  Coach Swan is a dedicated professional who is academic minded and driven to achieving a high level of success athletically.  Bulldog Nation is looking forward to the upcoming women’s basketball season and many, many more under the direction of Coach Swan”.

Swan is a graduate of Goucher College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies in 2008, a Master’s of Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration in 2010 and another Master’s of Arts in Teaching with a dual certification in Elementary / Middle and Special Education in May 2014. Before coming to Bowie State University, Swan was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Baltimore City Community College from 2009 to 2010.

“I am blessed, excited and honored to begin this journey as head coach at Bowie State University. All members of the team (coaches and players) have been working extremely hard to prepare for the upcoming season. We will commit to excel in the classroom and on the basketball court while producing leaders as we represent the University with pride and integrity. I would like to thank Mr. Doughty, President Burnim, the Alumni Association and Bowie State staff members for their continued support along this journey”, Swan said.

Photo Courtesy BSU Athletics

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