Nation named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at D2 Shorter U.

Shorter University is pleased to announce the hiring of LaSheena Nation as Head Coach for Women’s Basketball.

Nation comes to Shorter from Auburn University Montgomery, where she served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons. In her first season for the Warhawks, she helped AUM add seven wins to their previous season’s total and average 10 more points per game. She was named to the 2020 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “Thirty Under 30” class.

“We are delighted to welcome Coach Nation to head our women’s basketball program,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “Her talent as a coach and a recruiter will serve Shorter well. Most importantly, she loves the Lord Jesus Christ and will be a positive influence on the lives of the young ladies she will coach.”

“Sheena brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after coaching and playing on the college level,” said Richard Hendricks, Shorter’s Director of Athletics. “We prayed earnestly for God to bring us the right person to lead our young ladies. She is someone who will add to the culture we are building in our athletics program. Sheena has a humble, but driven and competitive spirit.”

When asked about joining Shorter’s athletic coaching staff, Nation said, “First off, God is amazing! I can’t explain how overjoyed I am to lead this program and build on the work that has been done. This is something I’ve worked hard for and dreamed about; I cannot thank Dr. Dowless and Coach Hendricks enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Coach Nation holds an associate’s degree in Education from Wallace State Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Spring Hill College (focusing in public relations and advertisement), and a master’s degree in Applied Technology from Alabama State University (focusing in website design and social media).

She served two seasons at Snead State Community College as Assistant Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Under her guidance, the Lady Parsons added 13 wins to their season total and averaged 12.2 more points per game, while earning a spot in the 2019 Alabama Community College Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.

She previously served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at G.W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama. While there, she helped lead the Lady Wolverines to two area championships, a 6-A Region Championship, and an appearance in the AHSAA Women’s Basketball Final Four.

Nation played collegiately at Wallace State Community College from 2009 to 2011, where she helped lead the Lady Lions to an Alabama Community College Conference Championship during the 2010 season. She also played for two seasons at Spring Hill College, where she holds the record for most three-pointers in a game (8). Nation also holds the record for the most threes made in a single game at Wallace State (9).

The Colony, Alabama, native is the daughter of Sharon Nation.

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