RaShawn Calvert has been named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Benedictine University Mesa. “I am very excited to finally announce Coach Calvert as the new leader of our women’s basketball program,” said Athletic Director Frank Woodford. “Coach Calvert has experience at the NAIA level as both a player and a coach, as well as connections in the state of Arizona after coaching stints at two different high school programs in the valley.” Woodford also added, “We look forward to her building a program that will compete for Cal Pac Championships!”
Calvert played her collegiate career at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich. where she helped the team make three national tournament appearances in her four seasons with the Saints. Before making her way back to the valley, she was an assistant coach at McPherson College in Kansas.
Calvert most recently led the Peoria High School girls’ basketball program, before that she was the head girls’ basketball coach at Maricopa High School. During her stint with Maricopa High School, she was named the District Coach of the Year after coaching the team to the elite 8 in the state tournament.
Calvert earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Siena Heights University and earned her Master of Liberal Studies in Health Sciences from Fort Hays State University.NAIA