Cincinnati women’s basketball head coach Jamelle Elliott has announced final changes to the women’s basketball support staff for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Fans of the women’s basketball program will be no stranger to the three names being added to the staff. Dana Rieger returns as the director of basketball operations. Zach Anderson makes the jump from student-manager to video coordinator and Chelsea Jamison transitions from player to graduate assistant.
“I’m really looking forward to having three familiar faces join our staff this season,” noted Elliott. “All three will be able to hit the ground running within our program.”
After spending one year pursuing other opportunities, Dana Rieger returns the operations position she held for five years. Prior to her first stint at UC, Rieger spent four seasons at UConn, first as an assistant director of development and then as the executive assistant of the director of athletics.
“We’re really happy to have Dana back,” said Elliott. “She’s obviously a familiar face within the department as well as with our donors, support staff and our fan base. I know they’ll be really happy and excited to have her back.”
Anderson will continue his tenure with the women’s basketball program after joining Elliott during her first season at UC as a student manager, transitioning to a graduate manager last year. He will now step into the role of video coordinator for the 2015-16 season.
“Hiring Zach as the video coordinator was a natural decision for me,” said Elliott. “He’s been here since the day I stepped foot on UC’s campus and has been a great asset to the program. He’s so valuable and is always willing to do whatever the program needs of him.”
Following a four-year career with the Bearcats, Jamison will hold the title of graduate assistant for the 2015-16 season.
“Chelsea has expressed an interest in becoming a future coach and I’m excited she will be staying around and continue to be a mentor to our players while learning about the coaching profession at the same time,” said Elliott. “Her experience as both a guard and a post in our program will be an added value.”
Jamison started all 31 games during her senior season, averaging 5.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. She reached double digits in rebounding four times and in scoring three times during her final campaign. Overall, she started 61 career games while playing in 100 and finished with 361 career points and 347 career rebounds.Cincinnati