Petersen Promoted to Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Seattle U.

Seattle University women’s basketball has announced the elevation of Lexi Petersen to assistant coach on Head Coach Suzy Barcomb‘s staff for the 2020-21 season. Petersen worked as Director of Operations with the Redhawks last season.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone within our women’s basketball program that is a perfect fit to promote,” said Barcomb. “She will bring energy and an outstanding work ethic and has already proven how valuable she is to our program.”

Petersen is a 2016 graduate of the University of Oregon, where she scored 1,226 career points in a school-record 126 games. She played professionally in Greece and Iceland for three years. The native of Tukwila, Wash., worked as a youth basketball coach in Iceland and helped launch the “Women Ball Too” summer program last year.

Petersen steps into Toni Thomas‘ role on Barcomb’s bench. Thomas left to pursue other passions in her career.

“Toni has been with me for the last six years and has given so much to the programs at Cal State East Bay and Seattle U,” said Barcomb. “Her connections with the student-athletes are genuine, heartfelt, and long-lasting.”

Seattle U won 13 games in the 2019-20 season, including a win in the first round of the WAC Tournament before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Juniors Courtney Murphy and Hailey Vice-Neat return as SU’s top performers for the upcoming season.

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