UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has named Jamelle Elliott a permanent assistant coach beginning July 1. Elliott has served as an interim assistant since February.
This is Elliott’s second stint in Storrs as an assistant coach. She was previously on the staff from 1998-2009, helping coach UConn to five national championships. As a student-athlete at Connecticut, Elliott was a member of UConn’s first NCAA Championship team in 1995.
“We are extremely excited to have Jamelle join our coaching staff,” Auriemma said. “Having the experience here as a player and coach, as well as head coaching experience for nine years, I can’t think of anyone that could bring more to our players, staff and university. Jamelle means the world to me personally and having her back is a dream come true.”
Elliott, a four-year letter-winner, helped build the UConn women’s basketball dynasty and finished her career ranked No. 2 among UConn’s all-time rebounding leaders (1,054), No. 5 in Big East career rebounding (558) and No. 11 in UConn career scoring (1,387).
Elliott, at the time, became only the second player in UConn history to surpass the 1,000 point and 1,000 rebound milestones. She is among the UConn career leaders for games played with 135, never missing a single game or practice in her four collegiate years. In her four years as a player, UConn posted an overall record of 117-18.
Elliott served as the head coach at Cincinnati from 2009-18. The Bearcats earned two postseason berths and every student-athlete who exhausted their eligibility earned their degree.
After Cincinnati, Elliott returned to UConn to serve as the Associate Athletic Director for The National C Club. The National C Club is an alumni student-athlete organization comprised of UConn’s alumni athletes that competed at least one year while a member of a varsity sport during their time at UConn (www.nationalcclub.com). The C Club’s primary objective is to connect alumni athletes with each other as well as UConn’s current student-athletes through mentorship, networking, and internship opportunities.
Elliott graduated from Connecticut in 1996 with a degree in business management. She earned her master’s in sport management from UConn in 1997.Big East UConn