Chapman Joins Sugar Bear Coaching Staff

Head Coach Sandra Rushing and the Central Arkansas women’s basketball team announced the addition of Olivia Chapman to the coaching staff on Wednesday.
Chapman joins UCA after spending two years at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. While on staff with the Drovers, she aided in the team’s 35-14 record over the course of two seasons. She coached two All-Americans and five All-SAC (Sooner Athletic Conference) selections. From 2017-19, she was a graduate assistant at Trevecca Nazarene University. While on staff with the Trojans, the team saw an increase in wins each season. She helped guide two players to earn All-GMAC honors. While at Trevecca, she earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership.
Prior to coaching, Chapman played four seasons at Southern Nazarene University. While a member of the Crimson Storm, she helped SNU earn its first ever Great American Conference (GAC) Tournament appearance. She was a three-time Academic All-GAC honoree.
From the Coach – Head Coach Sandra Rushing
“We are thrilled to have Coach Chapman on staff. She is a bright young coach who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to our staff. She has great energy and ideas that will be of benefit to our program and she has proven to be good with the players in a short amount of time. We are lucky to have found someone of her caliber this late in the summer.”
From the Coach – Assistant Coach Olivia Chapman
“I am overjoyed and honored to join the Sugar Bear family! Coach Rushing is a phenomenal coach, leader, and person. I would like to thank her for this opportunity to join the incredible coaching staff that she has put together. I will do my best to add value to the program, and I’m excited to assist in helping the players grow both on and off the court. It is truly a blessing to be a part of such a great program and institution.”