Shareka Maner named WBB Head Coach at Yavapai College

The Yavapai College Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Shareka Maner to be the next head coach of the women’s basketball program. 

“I am humbled, grateful and honored to be given this opportunity by [Director of Athletics] Michael Tenette and the hiring committee to serve as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Yavapai College,” said Maner. “I felt that with the direction that the athletic department is headed, it was a perfect time to join the team and be a part of something special. 

“The college has a great history of success when it comes to its women’s basketball program. With Yavapai’s beautiful campus, community engagement opportunities and the passionate vision for women’s basketball, I can’t wait to get to work. Go Roughriders!”

Maner comes to Prescott from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where she served as the assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University. 

Prior to her time with the Redhawks, Maner was the head coach at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina. While there, she coached the Knights from 2021-23. 

From 2020-21, Maner was also the head coach of the Grays Harbor College Chokers in addition to being the NWAC Western Region Commissioner. 

Maner’s coaching stop in 2019-20 familiarized her with the ACCAC as she served as an assistant coach for the Cochise College Apaches in Douglas, Arizona.

Before coaching the Apaches, Maner also assistant coached at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado, where she also took on the role of advising and retention specialist. 

In 2017, Maner began her coaching journey at Colby Community College where she started as an assistant and eventually became the interim head coach of the team. 

On the court, as an athlete, Maner played two seasons of NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Maine and one season of NCAA Division II basketball at Henderson State. 

While at Henderson State, Maner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in sports management and earned her Master of Science degree in sports administration.

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