Collins Completes Western Kentucky Coaching Staff

Lady Topper Basketball Head Coach Greg Collins announced the addition of Jocelyn Wyatt as an assistant coach on Thursday morning, completing his inaugural coaching staff after adding Jhasmin Bowen and Tiffany Porter-Talbert last month.

Wyatt most recently spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State from 2015-18, working closely with the program’s guards as well as serving as the Nittany Lions’ recruiting coordinator. During her four years with the program, Wyatt helped to push Penn State from a six-win season in 2014-15 to 37 combined wins in 2016-17 and 2017-18; in addition, Teniya Page, one of the athletes with which Wyatt worked most closely, earned back-to-back All-Big Ten honors as well as a WBCA Honorable Mention All-America nod in 2017.

“I am very excited to add Jocelyn to our staff here at WKU,” Collins said of his latest addition. “She brings experience not only as an assistant coach but as a high-level recruiter who will be able to do great things for our program. Over the last six seasons, Lady Topper Basketball has rebuilt itself as a nationally-prominent program, and I believe that Jocelyn will be able to help us continue that momentum with everything that she will bring to the table.”

Prior to her time at Penn State, Wyatt spent four seasons (2011-14) on staff at Georgia State, who competed against the Lady Toppers at the time as a member of the Sun Belt. With the Panthers, Wyatt coached Kendra Long to an All-Sun Belt Third Team selection and the Georgia State school record for most three-pointers in both a single season and a career. The new Lady Topper assistant also was instrumental in inking the top junior college player in the nation for Georgia State in 2012.

In her first stint as an assistant coach, Wyatt was an assistant at East Carolina in 2008-09 and 2009-10, leading the Pirates to back-to-back top-100 recruiting classes. In her final season in Greenville, Wyatt also helped East Carolina to 23 wins, the first 20-win season for the program since 1992, and the Pirates earned their first postseason win in school history with a 78-76 victory over Drexel in the WNIT.

Wyatt spent two seasons (2006-08) as a graduate manager at Georgia under legendary coach Andy Landers. During her time in Athens, the Lady Bulldogs were 50-17 and earned two NCAA Tournament bids. She also acted as the co-camp director at Georgia.

The native of Lawrenceville, Ga., has spoken several times at the WBCA’s “So You Want to be a Coach” clinic at the Women’s Final Four and also spoke at the Nike Assistant Coaches Roundtables in 2010 and 2014. While in college, she spent four summers as an assistant director with Peach State Basketball, Inc. coordinating instructional camps and high school showcases.

As a player, Wyatt started her collegiate career at Kennesaw State where she averaged 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27 appearances. Wyatt then transferred to Appalachian State. As a senior, she was selected as a team captain and started 21 of 28 games. Wyatt averaged 9.3 points with 28 blocks during the 2005-06 campaign. She was on the academic honor roll four times and was internal chair and vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB).

Wyatt received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in biology and psychology from Appalachian State in 2006. She also earned her master’s degree in exercise science from Georgia in 2008.

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