Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

Crystal Reed has been added to the Denver staff as an assistant coach. She previously coached at the high school and junior college levels.

University of Denver women’s basketball head coach Jim Turgeon announced the addition of Crystal Reed to his staff on Thursday. The San Antonio, Texas native will join the staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2019-20 year.

Reed is no stranger to being in Colorado, having spent the past four years as an assistant coach at Littleton High School. She also served as the level C basketball coach, leading the team to a 37-1 record while coaching several Jefferson County 4A All-League players. Reed was recognized for her good work, being named the 2019 Jefferson County 4A Assistant Coach of the Year.

“I’m really excited for Crystal to join our staff,” Turgeon said. “This is the first player of mine that I’ve hired to coach with me. Her ability to communicate and her work ethic will be a tremendous asset to our program.”


Tim Sylver has joined the Stetson staff as an assistant coach after five years as the South Florida video coordinator.

Stetson University women’s basketball head coach Lynn Bria announced the hiring Thursday of Tim Sylver as an assistant coach.

A Florida native and University of South Florida graduate, Sylver joins the Hatters after spending five years as the video coordinator for the USF women’s basketball program.

“Coming from South Florida and working for Coach Fernandez, Tim has been prepared in every facet of the game,” Bria said. “I think he has a lot of knowledge, he obviously has a strong video background and he has contacts throughout the state. I really think he is going to bring a lot of energy to our staff and to our team.”


Shannon Murphy, a former player at Florida Gulf Coast, returns to her alma mater as an assistant coach. She was on the Embry-Riddle staff the last six seasons.

Shannon Murphy is returning to the FGCU women’s basketball program as an assistant coach.

“Shannon has a great knowledge of the game, and she has a passion for helping players improve,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said. “She has a great understanding of FGCU basketball as she was an excellent point guard for us, and I am confident she will be an outstanding coach for us.”

The Brighton, Mich. native, who scored 1,185 points for the Green and Blue from 2007-11, spent the past six years as an assistant coach with Embry-Riddle, an NCAA Division-II program in Daytona Beach.


Stacy McIntyre and Erin Mills-Reid have been promoted to associate head coaches on the Air Force staff.

Air Force women’s basketball coaches Stacy McIntyre and Erin Mills-Reid have been promoted to associate head coaches, announced Tuesday afternoon, by head coach Chris Gobrecht. McIntyre and Mills-Reid joined the Air Force staff alongside coach Gobrecht in the 2015-16 season.

“Stacy McIntyre and Erin Mills-Reid have been hugely instrumental in helping to transform our women’s basketball program at Air Force,” exclaimed Gobrecht. “The extensive experience both have as Division I coaches made them exceptional hires for us when we all arrived at the Academy in 2015.”


The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant coach. She joins the staff of new head coach John Beilein. She was the head coach at Cal for eight seasons.

“I am very thankful, proud and excited to be joining the Cavaliers as an Assistant Coach. After meeting with Koby Altman, Coach Beilein and Coach Bickerstaff, I knew this was an organization I wanted to be a part of and a team I wanted to dedicate myself to,” said Gottlieb. “While this move provided a unique and special chance to move directly from Cal Berkeley and women’s college basketball to the NBA, it was really about being part of building and growing something special and adding value to a team and organization that is focused on doing things in a way that I believe strongly in.”

“The vision for the Cavs’ future is compelling and I look forward to helping make it a reality. At the same time, on a personal level, I am honored to hopefully impact young girls and women to be empowered to pursue their own visions and to be inspired to turn them into reality as well.”

“I also want to thank Cal for what has been an amazing job, and really my home and family, for the better part of 15 years. It is very difficult to say goodbye. The university leadership, the athletic department, my fellow coaches, staff and, most of all, our players have been wonderful and inspiring to work with. The program is in great shape and I have no doubt it will continue to have a high level of success.”


Crystal Kelly has been hired for a second stint as Tennessee Tech assistant coach.

A familiar face has returned to the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball staff, as head coach Kim Rosamond announced Wednesday that Crystal Kelly will begin her second stint as a Golden Eagle assistant coach.

“I have said for years that Crystal Kelly is one of the rising stars in our coaching profession,” Rosamond said. “Her experience as an elite college athlete and WNBA player brings a unique perspective for our players, and the experience she has gained over the last two seasons in the Big East will be extremely valuable.”


After two years as a Seton Hall assistant coach, Nick DiPillo has been named head coach at D-III University of Scranton.

University of Scranton director of athletics Dave Martin announced Wednesday that Nick DiPillo has been named the head coach of the Lady Royals women’s basketball program effective June 17. DiPillo becomes the seventh head coach in the program’s 45-year history.

DiPillo brings with him experience at both the NCAA Division I and III levels as well as coaching experience in the WNBA. He comes to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Seton Hall, where he has served on the Pirates’ women’s basketball coaching staff since 2014, first serving as the program’s director of player development before becoming an assistant coach for the team over the last two seasons.



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