Manchester University head women’s basketball coach Josh Dzurick has added Alley Odell to his coaching staff. Odell will serve as an assistant coach for the Spartans.
Odell arrives in North Manchester from Bridgewater College in Virginia, where she was an assistant coach for the Eagles during the 2019-20 campaign. While at Bridgewater, Odell assisted in all facets of the women’s basketball program by providing support with recruiting, practices, player development, travel coordination, scouting reports, and conducting academic progress meetings. She also assisted with team inventory and ran the team’s social media accounts.
During the 2019-20 season, Bridgewater compiled an overall of 14-12. The Eagles posted a mark of 13-5 in the highly competitive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). A 10-game winning streak during the regular season helped the Eagles secure the No. 3-seed in the ODAC Tournament. Odell helped coach Madison Baum, who was named ODAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Baum, along with fellow junior, Ahlia Moone, were both All-ODAC honorees.
Odell appeared in more than 70 games at NCAA Division II-member Concord University located in Athens, West Virginia. She graduated from Concord in 2017 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in social work. Odell is earning her master’s degree in human services counseling from Liberty University. She is also obtaining a sports management master’s certificate.
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