Lance White Announces Three Additions To Pittsburgh Staff

University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball head coach Lance White announced Tuesday morning the additions of Bryce Agler, Kaila Ealey and Maurice Victor II to his staff. Agler will serve as the director of video and player performance, Ealey will be the director of recruiting and Victor II will be the director of creative content for Pitt.

“I am so excited to bring these three professionals to our team,” stated White. “They all bring an expertise and an excellence that will be essential for us to continue to move our program forward.”

Bryce Agler
Agler comes to Pitt after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach in the WNBA for a pair of franchises. Most recently he served as assistant coach, player development coach and video coordinator for the Dallas Wings under head coach Brian Agler, his father. While with the Wings, Agler was responsible for creating and presenting scouting reports, post and guard player development, assisting in pre-draft player evaluation and roster decisions while also aiding the head coach with in-game decisions.

Prior to Dallas, Agler was an assistant coach and player development coach on his father’s staff for the Los Angeles Sparks where he earned his first career WNBA Championship ring in 2016. In his first season with the Sparks, he helped lead the squad to a 26-8 overall record while they advanced to the WNBA Finals and defeated the Minnesota Lynx to secure the third championship in franchise history. The Sparks made another run to the WNBA Finals in 2017 as they posted an identical 26-8 record, but this time they fell to the Minnesota Lynx in the rematch of the previous finals.

The Ohio native also has two years of collegiate experience as he served as video coordinator for the Southern Methodist University women’s basketball program during the 2017-18 campaign while also serving as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and video coordinator for the Eastern Illinois women’s basketball program from 2014-16.

“Bryce brings a pro mentality to our team,” said White. “His experience in the WNBA and his basketball mindset will really help in our player development.”

Kaila Ealey
Ealey joins the Panthers’ staff after a five-year playing career at ACC rival NC State. Her main job responsibilities include managing recruiting travel arrangements for all coaches, compiling prospects information for coaching staff and working with the creative team on all aspects of in home and on campus visits.

The Raleigh, NC native made 36 career starts at point guard across her successful five-years as a member of the NC State women’s basketball team. For her career, Ealey netted 435 points, 326 rebounds, 241 assists and 104 steals while appearing in 94 games for the Wolfpack.

She enjoyed the best season of her playing career in 2017-18 as she started all 35 games while averaging a career-high 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals while connecting on 22 three-pointers across 33.4 minutes per game. She posted a career-high 22 points in a win over North Carolina (1/18/18) while also snagging a career-best 12 boards and nine assists in a win over Old Dominion (11/20/17). She scored in double figures 13 times while also leading the team in assists in 24 of 35 games during her sophomore campaign.

While at NC State, Ealey was a two-time All-ACC Academic Honor Roll member as well as a two-time Heart of the Pack Award winner. She was also a two-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as she helped to coordinate team community service events, planned and executed end of year athletic banquets and mentored incoming freshmen student-athletes.

“Kaila understands the importance of being recruited, having played at NC State, and the value of every ounce of effort we put in to recruit great student-athletes to Pitt,” White said.

Maurice Victor II
Victor II joins the Panthers after a year of freelance work for The Icho Group and Maverick City Music. For the Icho Group, Victor II was a creative director and social strategist as he created and managed multiple social campaigns for clients. He also shot, directed and edited video productions for various projects and clients.

While at Maverick City Music, a popular contemporary worship music record label, Victor II was a videographer. He captured and edited digital content at various events while also creating digital marketing content for Maverick City Merchandise and utilizing footage to create new content used on social platforms.

Victor II got his start in the creative world during his four year college career at Liberty University where he was the social media manager for the women’s basketball team. He was responsible for capturing and editing photo and video content for internal and external use while also managing daily posting on multiple Liberty women’s basketball platforms throughout his four years with the program. Under his watchful eye, the Flames’ social platforms saw more than a 200% increase in social following. 

He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in strategic communications in December 2020.

“Maurice is a crazy talented videographer and creative who will revolutionize every aspect of our creative content team,” stated White.