After serving as the as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Virginia State University since August 2006, Chiante Wester will be taking her coaching skills to the Salisbury, NC to serve as the head coach of the Livingstone College Lady Blue Bears basketball team.
“It is bitter sweet leaving Virginia State after 13 seasons, but I am excited to show what I’ve learned from VSU.” said Wester.
In her tenure at VSU, Wester contributed to five regular-season division championship appearances in the CIAA Conference, four NCAA appearances and a CIAA Championship while on the Trojans coaching staff. Alongside assisting in amassing over 200 wins at VSU, Wester also mentored several all-conference players, league Players of the Year, first every VSU HBCU/CIAA Player of the Year and Academic All-Americans.
Wester worked primarily with the guards in her role at Virginia State and assisted on the recruiting trail. Along with coordinating and directing community relations and outreach projects for the women’s basketball team, Wester helped facilitate community service projects with VSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Staying true to the VSU Athletics mission of developing academic and athletic champions, Wester oversaw the academic study hall and academic progress of the student-athletes within the women’s basketball program.
Looking to bring a strong foundation and a family bond to the Lady Blue Bears Basketball program, Wester is no stranger to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). “Since entering the CIAA in 2000 as a player at Shaw University, to transitioning to an assistant coach at VSU and now serving as the head coach at Livingstone, my knowledge and understanding will help me relate to my team as they buy into my coaching style” said Wester.
Congratulations to Coach Chiante Wester on her appointment as the Head Coach of the Livingstone Blue Bears Women’s Basketball Team.
Although departing from VSU, Wester will continue to develop quality CIAA Student-Athletes.