Yohn joins UNCW Women’s Basketball Staff

Hailey Yohn, a former Miami (OH) and High Point assistant coach, has joined the UNCW women’s basketball program in the same capacity ahead of the 2023-24 season.

Yohn arrives in the Port City after completing her fourth season on the RedHawks bench. Prior to Miami, Yohn spent four years at HPU where she was the Panthers’ Director of Operations in 2015-16 before serving as an assistant coach from 2016-19.

“I’ve known Hailey for over a decade. I watched her work her way from a Director of Operations to an innovative and player-first coach,” said UNCW Head Coach Nicole Woods. “She’s a Durham, N.C. native and has ties to Wilmington. She is highly respected in our profession by players and her peers. I look forward to having her on my team!” 

Yohn followed former Panthers bench boss DeUnna Hendrix from High Point to Miami in 2019 and helped six RedHawks earn All-MAC accolades. In the classroom, 20 Miami players appeared on the Academic All-MAC squad during her four-year stint in Oxford, Ohio.

Before Miami, Yohn began her coaching career under Hendrix at HPU where she helped the Panthers to an impressive 54-38 overall record and a 38-16 mark in conference play.

During Yohn’s time in the Triad, HPU finished in the top four in the Big South every season, including a second-place showing and a WNIT appearance in 2018-19. The Panthers also concluded each season ranked within the top three in free-throw percentage, three-point percentage and scoring offense in the conference.

Yohn, who worked primarily with HPU guards, mentored 2017 Big South Player of the Year Emma Bockrath as well as two 1,000-point scorers. During her tenure, the Panthers earned six all-conference selections.

“I’m thrilled to join the Seahawk family and be back in my home state of North Carolina,” said Yohn, a native of Durham, N.C. “I believe in Coach Woods’ progressive vision for this program and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it. This is an exciting time for Seahawk basketball and I look forward to building a successful team with our staff and student-athletes.”

Yohn earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Studies from Coker College in 2015.

She was a three-year captain for the Cobras and graduated as Coker’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (211). During her playing career, Yohn was named to the South Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice and was voted as the team’s MVP in 2013.

Yohn served as a camp coach at Duke and North Carolina during her collegiate career as well as a student intern for the Coker College men’s basketball team. The former guard was selected to the So You Want to be a Coach program, which attended the 2015 Final Four in Tampa, Fla., to network with various Division I, II and III women’s basketball coaches.

In 2019, Yohn was chosen as one of the WBCA’s 30 Under 30 honorees.


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