Wake promotes Dickerson to Associate Head Coach

Wake Forest women’s basketball coach Jen Hoover announced the promotion of Erin Dickerson to associate head coach on Friday.

In her first season in Winston-Salem, Dickerson helped lead the Demon Deacons to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 31 years, earning a No. 9 seed in the tournament.

“Erin has come in and made an immediate, positive impact on our program,” head coach Jen Hoover said. “She has proven to be an enormous asset as a great leader, but also as an inspiring role model for our young ladies. Erin is a tremendous teacher on the floor, who brings a wealth of experience that will take our recruiting efforts to the next level. But what really stands out about Erin is her incredible character, the passion she has for developing and building champions not only on the basketball court, but in the classroom and in the community. 

Her work ethic and attention to detail helps our team every day, and most importantly, her loyalty to our program, our staff, the players, and Wake Forest is phenomenal. She was instrumental in the development of All-ACC senior point guard Gina Conti and ACC All-Freshman selection Jewel Spear. I am so thankful that she is on our team, as we continue to push our program to the next level.”

The Deacs reached the ACC Tournament quarterfinals for the second consecutive season, marking the first time the Demon Deacons have accomplished this feat in back-to-back seasons since 2012 and 2013. In the second round, the Deacs eliminated North Carolina from the ACC Tournament for the second consecutive season with an 82-71 victory. 

During the first season of the NCAA using the NET rankings, the program recorded six victories over top-50 NET ranked teams while also having the No. 2 average opponent NET ranking in the nation.

Additionally, a program record four student-athletes were named to Academic All-ACC Team: Jewel Spear earned her first Academic All-ACC honors this season while Ivana Raca, Gina Conti and Christina Morra were honored for the second time in their career.

Three Demon Deacons earned All-ACC honors with Ivana Raca named to the First Team, Gina Conti to the Second Team and Jewel Spear to the All-Freshman Team. It is just the third time in program history the Demon Deacons have had multiple players selected to the top two All-ACC teams and is just the second time three members of the squad were honored in the same season by the league.

Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Dickerson spent the previous three seasons coaching at Georgetown while also spending time at Towson, LaSalle, Illinois State and Furman during her coaching career.


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