Calamity McEntire Added to Dayton Women’s Basketball Staff

The University of Dayton women’s basketball program and head coach Shauna Green announced the addition of Calamity McEntire as the Flyers’ Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

“I am thrilled to announce the addition of Calamity to our staff,” said Coach Green. “She brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a recruiter. Her knowledge, work ethic and energy will be felt immediately. We are very excited to have Calamity join our Flyer Family.”

McEntire comes to Dayton after spending the 2016-17 season at the University of Hawai’i, also as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. With the Rainbow Wahine, McEntire was in charge of the team’s scheduling, scouting, and other responsibilities besides on-court coaching duties.

“I am super excited to join Shauna and our staff at the University of Dayton,” McEntire said. “She has done a great job of building a winning culture and family atmosphere that I am honored to be a part of. This is a special place with incredible tradition and I’m thrilled to join the Flyers.”

Prior to her time at Hawai’i, McEntire spent four years at the University of Arizona where she was Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator from 2012-16. She was the coordinator for the 2014 recruiting class that was ranked in the Top 25 nationally and was the highest rated class in program history. She also coached the Wildcat guards, including future 2013 WNBA Draft picked Davellyn Whyte, who went No. 16 overall.

McEntire has previous coaching experience at Boise State from 2008-12 (Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator), UC Santa Barbara from 2006-08 (Director of Basketball Operations), and Fresno State from 2004-06 (Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator).

A native of Kiowa, Oklahoma, McEntire played two seasons previously at Eastern Oklahoma State from 1999-01. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Tennessee in 2003 while serving as team manager for the Lady Vols from 2001-03.

McEntire joins Ryan Gensler as the newest members of the Dayton women’s basketball staff. They join the Flyer program that is coming off 2017 Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament championships as well as a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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