Louisville’s Norman promoted

Stephanie Norman has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Louisville women’s basketball program, head coach Jeff Walz announced. Norman is in her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Louisville Cardinals. Norman joined Walz’s staff in 2008 after he took over as head coach at Louisville.

In her five seasons at Louisville, Norman has helped elevate the Cards to the upper echelon of women’s basketball. The Cardinals have made three Sweet 16 appearances and advanced to their first Final Four appearance, finishing as the runner-up in 2009. Norman was instrumental in bringing in the No. 12 recruiting class in 2008, then followed with three consecutive Top 10 classes in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 2010 recruiting class was the highest ranked class in school history, ranked fifth in the nation.

Norman came to Louisville after spending five seasons as the recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt. During that time, at Vanderbilt made five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including two Sweet 16 appearances. The Commodores won two SEC Tournaments and were ranked in the Top 25 all five seasons. Vanderbilt also produced six WNBA draft picks in the last five seasons.

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