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Minnesota Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Head coach Dawn Plitzuweit has announced the addition of Jason Jeschke, Aaron Horn and Ariel Braker to the Minnesota women’s basketball coaching staff. Jeschke will serve as the Associate Head Coach while Horn and Braker will be Assistant Coaches under Plitzuweit. “I am incredibly excited and thankful to have the opportunity to continue working alongside Jason, Aaron and Ariel,” Plitzuweit said. “We

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Merchant steps down as WBB Head Coach at Michigan State

Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics Alan Haller and women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant have come to a mutual decision that Merchant will step down as the program’s head coach, effective immediately. Associate head coach Dean Lockwood will serve as interim head coach while a national coaching search is conducted. “We are grateful to Coach Suzy Merchant for her

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BREAKING: Minnesota opens

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lindsay Whalen announced today that Whalen will step down as head coach, effective immediately. Coyle and Whalen have agreed that she will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director through April 12, 2025. “I have a tremendous amount of respect

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Samson added to Illinois WBB staff

 Illinois Women’s Basketball Head Coach Shauna Green has announced the addition of Caleb Samson to the Fighting Illini staff as a graduate assistant. Samson arrives to UI from Sterling College where he served as the recruiting coordinator as a graduate assistant. “I am very excited to have Caleb join our Illini family,” shared Green. “He brings knowledge, energy and

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Penn State elevates Lucas to Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Penn State women’s basketball head coach Carolyn Kieger announced Thursday the elevation of Lady Lions’ all-time great Maggie Lucas to assistant coach. Lucas returned to her alma mater in May as Director of Player Development. Kieger on Lucas: “We are thrilled to elevate Maggie Lucas to an assistant coach. She has an incredible passion for Lady Lion basketball and knows what it takes

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Hampton added to Rutgers Women’s Basketball Staff

Rutgers women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington has announced the hiring of assistant coach John Hampton, completing her coaching staff for the 2022-23 season. Hampton, the former head coach at Clarkson University, has spent the last seven seasons at St. Joseph’s, including the last three as the Hawks’ assistant head coach. “John is a fantastic teacher of the game,

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McCray-Penson added to Rutgers Women’s Basketball Staff

Rutgers women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington has announced the hiring of Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach on the Scarlet Knights’ staff. McCray-Penson arrives “On the Banks” with 15 years of college coaching experience, most recently as a head coach at Mississippi State and Old Dominion, which followed a standout college playing career at Tennessee, nine seasons in

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Pointer Returns to Rutgers as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Rutgers women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington has hired the first member of her staff, bringing Tasha Pointer back to Piscataway as an assistant coach after a Hall of Fame playing career “On the Banks” and 18 years of coaching experience. “It is an absolute blessing to welcome Tasha Pointer back home to Rutgers,” said head coach Coquese Washington. “Tasha is

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Coquese Washington takes over at Rutgers

Coquese Washington has been named the third full-time head coach in the history of Rutgers women’s basketball. A three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year during her 12-year tenure at Penn State, Washington (first name pronounced ko-KWEES) most recently served as associate head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons. She arrives “On the Banks” with

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