Columbus State adds assistant

Columbus State University head women’s basketball coach Jonathan Norton has announced the hiring of Quacy Timmons as the new assistant coach for the program Thursday afternoon. Timmons brings nine years of Division I coaching experience to the Lady Cougars.

Timmons has spent the past six seasons at Eastern Illinois of the Ohio Valley Conference. During her time with the Panthers, EIU posted 116 victories which included winning 84 games from 2007-2011, the most by any Eastern Illinois basketball team in a four-year period during their Division I era.

In 2009-2010, Eastern Illinois won its first OVC regular season title in program history with a 23-11 record and a 16-2 mark in OVC play.

During her stint at EIU, she has coached 16 All-OVC players including three Freshman of the Year award winners and two Defensive Player of the Year honorees.

Prior to Eastern Illinois, Timmons coached a year at Austin Peay and two years at her alma mater, Indiana, from 2003-2005.

Timmons played for the Hoosiers from 1994-1998 while earning two All-Big 10 honors. She still holds the school record for block shots in a career (269) and, at the time of her departure, was among the leaders in points, field goal percentage, free throws and rebounds.

She became the first player in Indiana history to be selected in the WNBA Draft when the Sacramento Monarchs selected her in 1998. From 1998-2002, Timmons played for three WNBA franchises while also playing oversees.

With the Lady Cougars, Timmons will be in charge of developing post players while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.

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