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Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019


Former East Carolina head coach Heather Macy has been named the new head coach at Spartanburg Methodist College, a junior college in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Macy spent the past eight seasons as head coach at ECU and is the winningest coach in program history (134-117).

“I am thrilled to welcome Heather as the next head women’s basketball coach at SMC,” athletics director Megan Aiello stated in a news release. “With her experience and success as a Division I coach, she is the perfect person to move the program forward.”

Macy resigned as ECU’s coach last October after an internal review by the compliance department, saying she had misunderstood practice rules. She was reassigned until her contract ran out in December.

(7/1/2019)


Catrina Green joins the USC Upstate staff as an assistant coach. She was previously on the staff at Lincoln Memorial.

University of South Carolina Upstate head women’s basketball coach Tammy George announced the hiring of Catrina Green on Monday afternoon.

“I am excited to have Catrina join our staff and basketball program,” George said. “First and foremost she is a great person. Catrina has a great personality and brings a lot of energy and passion for the game. Her experience as a former player in the Big South and years of playing professionally will be a great resource for our players and future recruits. She will work primarily with our post players.”

(7/1/2019)


New Miami (OH) head coach DeUnna Hendrix rounds out her staff with the addition of Sahar Nusseibeh as an assistant coach. She was previously on Manhattan’s staff.

Head Coach DeUnna Hendrix announced the addition of Sahar Nusseibeh to the women’s basketball staff on Monday. Nusseibeh will serve as an assistant coach.

“I am beyond excited to be able to bring Sahar back to Ohio to join us on this journey,” said Hendrix. “She is the full package; experienced, talented, genuine. I believe Sahar is one of the sharpest young coaches in the country which enables me to entrust her with our defense and post play. An Ohio native with MAC conference experience, she will undoubtedly bring a wealth of knowledge. The RedHawks just got better!”

Nusseibeh comes to Oxford from Manhattan College, where she served as the associate head coach last season after serving as an assistant coach the previous two seasons. She was also the recruiting coordinator, defensive coordinator and worked mostly with the posts while with the Jaspers.

(7/1/2019)


Cal State Northridge announces two new assistant coaches: Darryl Brown and Jerica Williams.

CSUN women’s basketball head coach Jason Flowers has announced the addition of Darryl Brown and Jerica Williams to the Matadors’ coaching staff. Both will serve as assistant coaches for CSUN.

“A huge part of the success of our program has been the outstanding assistant coaches that we have been blessed with over the past nine years,” Flowers said. “Darryl and Jerica will add to the legacy of that group; with the impact they have on our young women as people as well as players.”

(6/28/2019)


Norfolk State head coach Larry Vickers receives a three-year contract extension, through the 2022-23 season.

Norfolk State Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller announced Friday that women’s basketball coach Larry Vickers has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the program through the 2022-23 season.

Vickers has one year remaining on his current contract, and will receive an additional three years in the new deal.

“Coach Vickers has done an excellent job with improving the overall performance of the women’s basketball team,” Miller said. “His success in elevating the program to a contender for the conference championship in less than three years reflects his abilities as a coach and teacher.

“The current success of the program may be a surprise to many, but after observing him for several years as an assistant with the men’s basketball team, I thought that he had all of the qualities and traits to create a winning environment for women’s basketball. I am predicting that he will win several conference championships during his tenure.”

(6/28/2019)


Anjalé Barrett has joined the Columbia staff as an assistant coach. She was on the LIU Brooklyn staff last season.

Head coach Megan Griffith ’07CC announced the hiring of assistant coach Anjalé Barrett on Thursday. A Bronx native, Barrett joins the Columbia women’s basketball coaching staff after spending last season in the same role at nearby Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Barrett will be responsible for assisting with Columbia’s player development, focusing on guards, as well as scouting, team strategy, recruiting operations and analytics.

(6/27/2019)


Lisa Jackson joins the Jacksonville staff as an assistant coach, following seven years as an assistant at Georgia Southern.

Jacksonville University women’s basketball announced the hiring of Lisa Jackson as an assistant coach on Thursday.

Jackson joins the Dolphins after seven years as an assistant at Georgia Southern.

“We are beyond excited to add Coach Jackson to the ‘Pod’!” said Head Coach Darnell Haney. “She is a seasoned coach, a great recruiter and a great fit for what we need here in Dolphin country.”

Jackson worked primarily with perimeter players and served as the recruiting coordinator during her time in Statesboro, helping several players to All-Sun Belt honors, including junior guard Alexis Brown just this past season. She was instrumental in improving the roster as the Eagles made the transition from the Southern Conference to the Sun Belt in 2014.

(6/27/2019)


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