Charlotte Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Charlotte women’s basketball head coach Tomekia Reed has announced the additions of Chase Campbell, LaShonda Cousin, and Jonathan Williams to the coaching staff.

“I am extremely thrilled to have all three of my assistants transition with me from Jackson State University,” said coach Reed. “This is a staff that knows how to connect with players and parents, how to develop players’ skillset, how to recruit, how to help players succeed academically, and knows how to win. This staff brings a ton of energy, enthusiasm, and passion to the game of women’s basketball. I’m honored to be blessed with a group like them. I am also excited to witness how they will elevate Charlotte’s women’s basketball under my leadership.”

Campbell, Cousin, and Williams follow Reed from Jackson State where all four of them have been together since 2021. During that time, JSU won three regular-season SWAC titles and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament. The staff produced six first team All-SWAC honorees and three that were named to the second team. Ameshya Williams-Holliday and Angel Jackson became the first two players in program history to be drafted into the WNBA.

Cousin spent five years in the JSU women’s basketball program. Her first two years as a graduate assistant and the final three as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She earned her Master of Science in Sports Science after her time as the graduate assistant. Before JSU, Cousin played collegiate basketball at Meridian Community College where she earned her Associates of Arts and Science. She then transferred to Mississippi State University earning a bachelor’s degree in criminology.

Campbell joined the JSU program in 2021 after serving as the head men’s basketball coach at Wiley College. Prior to Wiley, Campbell spent two seasons at Tuskegee University as an assistant coach. He helped the Tigers finish in the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense and the top five in the SIAC in three-pointers made per game, free throw percentage, field goal percentage and three-point percentage. Campbell was responsible for scouting, recruiting, budget, game-planning and late game situations.

Before Tuskegee, he spent one season as an assistant coach at Benedict College. His team was second in the conference in scoring defense and fourth in field goal percentage. He helped guide them to the SIAC Semifinals.  Campbell spent three seasons at his alma mater Paine College – serving as interim head coach in 2015-16 – guiding it to the second-best scoring offense in the SIAC. In 2014-15 as an assistant, he helped Paine College to the regular season SIAC title with a 23-6 overall record and 18-3 in conference play. In 11 seasons, Campbell has coached 13 All-Conference athletes including two Players of the Year.

Williams joined JSU in the fall of 2021 after serving as the associate head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. During his three seasons, he helped guide the women’s basketball program to 40 wins, two Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) Tournaments, and two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 appearances. In 2020, the Bulldogs were NJCAA Region 23 semifinalists, as they completed a 17-win season, the best finish since 2014, and the first back-to-back NJCAA Region 23 appearance since 2012-13.

Williams assisted the development of fifteen 4-year college signees including eight that went on to NCAA Division I programs. Among those eight athletes was Daphane White, a 6’5″ Mississippi State University transfer, McDonald’s All-American Nominee, and five-star nationally ranked player.

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