SEMO Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Southeast Missouri Women’s Basketball has hired three new coaches and a Director of Basketball Operations and Player Development to the staff for the 2023-24 season, the program announced Thursday. 
Shareka Maner, Gabby Green, Danielle Sanderlin and Jack Zillner will all join Coach Rekha Patterson‘s staff this summer to go through summer workouts with the team. 
Shareka Maner
A native of Spring Hill, Fla., Coach Maner comes to Southeast Missouri after previously serving as the Head Coach at St. Andrews University, a NAIA-member in North Carolina, from 2021-2023. 
Prior to that Coach Maner served in her first head coaching role at Grays Harbor College (Wash.) from 2020-2021. 
Before becoming a head coach, Coach Maner served as an assistant coach at Cochise College (2019-2020), Colorado Northwestern Community College (2018-2019), and Colby Community College (2017-2018) where she was eventually elevated to Interim Head Coach during that season. 
As a player, Coach Maner played three seasons at University of Maine (09-12) and one season at Henderson State University (2012-13) before an injury ended her playing career. 
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2015 and a Masters of Science in Sport Administration in 2017, both from Henderson State University. 
Gabby Green
Coach Gabby Green comes to SEMO after previously serving as the video coordinator at University of Pacific and San José State. 
She began her playing career at California-Berkeley where she was selected to the PAC-12 All-Freshman Team in 2015.
She finished up her junior and senior seasons at West Coast Conference-member Loyola Marymount University. In the 2018 season, Green was selected as the WCC Newcomer of the Year along with back-to-back All-WCC First Team selection(s). 
Coach Green was also a member of the 2013 Team USA Women’s Basketball U-19 World Championship team that went undefeated, winning the gold medal in Lithuania. 
In May of 2019, Green participated in the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks training camp. Following that, she spent a year playing overseas for Charnay in Macon, France from August 2020-April 2021. 
Danielle Sanderlin
Danielle Sanderlin will join the Redhawks coaching staff following her time on the AAU circuit with the DC Queens Elite AAU program. 
A graduate of Massachusetts-Amherst, Sanderlin received her degree in communications and completed her master’s degree in dispute resolution and conflict management from Southern Methodist University.
As a player, Sanderlin competed at Canisius College, a member of the MAAC conference, from 2017-2020. She landed on the 2017-2018 MAAC All-Rookies team during her first season as a Griffin and was selected to the All-MAAC third team in 2019-2020. 
Jack Zillner
Jack Zillner joins the Redhawks coaching staff as the Director of Basketball Operations and Player Development. Prior to joining the Redhawks, Zillner served as the women’s basketball graduate assistant over the past two seasons (’21-’23) at the University of Kansas. 
A native of Lenexa, KS., Zillner comes to the Redhawks after developing under the 2021-2022 Big 12 Coach of the Year Brandon Schneider. 
Zillner coached Taiyanna Jackson who was a 2022-23 Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team player for the Jayhawks and was selected as the 2023 WNIT Most Valuable Player. 
Zakiyah Franklin was a 2022-23 All-Big 12 First Team selection for KU this past season and a 2023 WNIT All-Tournament team selection. 
When Coach Zillner is not coaching basketball, he enjoys spending his free time on the golf course.

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