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OFFICIAL: UNCW tabs Harris

Former Wake Forest standout and current Tusculum College head coach Adell Harris has been named the 10th coach in UNCW’s women’s basketball history. Harris, 31, takes over the Seahawk program after a successful three-year stint as head coach of the Pioneers, guiding the NCAA Division II school to a 61-30 overall record, back-to-back Food Lion

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OFFICIAL: Lewis-Jay to FAU

Florida Atlantic University has named Kellie Lewis-Jay as its women’s basketball head coach, announced Melissa Dawson, FAU’s interim director of athletics. Lewis-Jay, who has signed a five-year contract, is the fourth head coach in the young program’s 28-year existence. Here’s the link to the official release: http://www.fausports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/050312aab.… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball

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Lodge hired at Franklin

ennifer Lodge has been appointed head women’s basketball coach at Franklin College, Director of Athletics Kerry Prather announced. Lodge, who has most recently served as assistant women’s basketball coach at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, succeeds Kim Eiler, who resigned as head coach in March. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching

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Ursuline names Sword head coach

The Ursuline College Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of Shannon Sword as the new Head Coach of the Ursuline Arrows basketball program. Sword comes to Ursuline following a very successful stint as the assistant basketball coach at Ashland University, who made a run to the NCAA Division II National Championship game this

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Elon hires DBO

Elon University head women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith announced the hiring of Kate Dempsey as the director of basketball operations on Thursday, May 3. Dempsey replaces Emily Roberts, who was promoted to assistant coach this spring.A native of Burlington, N.C., Dempsey spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College. Under her

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Dominican’s Lane heads to Bucknell

The Dominican University Department of Athletics has announced that Mike Lane, the Stars’ head women’s basketball coach since 2007, has resigned from his position at the university as the athletics facilities manager and head women’s basketball coach. Lane guided the Stars to back-to-back Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) South Division titles in 2011 and 2012 and

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Bucknell Staff Update

Bucknell women’s basketball announced Christian Stefanopoulos and Mike Lane as the latest additions to its coaching staff on Thursday. Stefanopoulos and Lane join first-year head coach Aaron Roussell and returning assistant Katie Adams on the sidelines for the Bison ahead of the 2012-13 season. Stefanopoulos comes to Bucknell following a two-year stint as an assistant

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Youngstown State Hires Assistant

Mary Perry Evans, who has nine years of experience in at the Division I level, has been named an assistant women’s basketball coach at Youngstown State University. Evans spent the last five seasons at Georgia Southern University, her alma mater. She also coached in the Big East at Seton Hall for four years in helping

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Tennessee Hires Assistant

Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced today the hiring of assistant coach Jolette Law to the Lady Vol staff. Law, previously the head coach at the University of Illinois from 2007-12, will join recently hired assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Kyra Elzy and UT veteran assistant Dean Lockwood in filling Warlick’s first coaching staff at

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Blue joins staff at Miami

The University of Miami welcomes back one of its own as women’s basketball head coach Katie Meier named Octavia Blue the Hurricanes’ newest assistant coach on Wednesday. Blue, who amassed 1,724 points from 1994-98 as a Cane, returns to The U after coaching stints at St. John’s (2008-09) and Georgia Tech (2009-12), along with a

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