Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

Ebony Haliburton has been promoted to assistant coach on the Kansas State staff, replacing the departing Jayci Stone.

Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced several staff changes, as he reshapes his coaching staff for the 2019-20 season.

Mittie has promoted Ebony Haliburton to assistant coach and Sadie Murren to Director of Student-Athlete Development. Mittie has also hired Staci Gregorio as the Director of Video Operations. Haliburton replaces Jayci Stone, who departed the staff for another opportunity.


Katie Mattera is named an assistant coach at Liberty.

Liberty Athletics Hall of Famer Katie (Feenstra) Mattera is returning to her alma mater as a women’s basketball assistant coach, Head Coach Carey Green announced today.

Mattera previously served six seasons (2012-18) as head women’s basketball coach at Cornerstone University in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich. She posted a 112-78 coaching record and guided the Golden Eagles to a pair of NAIA National Tournament appearances (2014 and 2018) and the 2018 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Tournament title. Mattera was named the WHAC Champions of Character Coach in both 2017 and 2018.

Mattera also spent the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach for the Liberty Christian Academy girls’ basketball team.

Mattera replaces Monica Wright, who is now an assistant coach at her alma mater, Virginia.


High Point has named Chelsea Banbury as its new head coach. She was on the Florida Gulf Coast coaching staff the last 11 years, serving as associate head coach the most recent five.

High Point University Athletics Director Dan Hauser announced Friday (May 31) that Chelsea Banbury has been hired as the next head women’s basketball coach.

Banbury joins the Panthers after serving 11 years on the coaching staff at Florida Gulf Coast, including the past five as the Eagles’ associate head coach. Banbury becomes the fifth Division I head coach and 10th overall head coach for the HPU women’s basketball program.


Clare Fitzpatrick has been named an assistant coach on the Holy Cross staff and will also serve as the team’s recruiting coordinator. She most recently served a four-year stint as an Air Force assistant coach.

The Holy Cross women’s basketball team has added Clare Fitzpatrick as an assistant coach and the team’s recruiting coordinator, interim head coach Ann McInerney announced on Thursday, May 30.

Fitzpatrick comes to Worcester after four seasons as an assistant coach for the Air Force women’s basketball team, where she worked primarily with the post players. Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, forward Kassady Huffman recorded the second-most blocks in Air Force single-season program history (38) as a freshman in 2016-2017 and also set an Air Force Division I era record with six blocks in a single game.


Stephen F. Austin head coach Mark Kellogg has received a contract extension, through the 2022-23 season.

Stephen F. Austin Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced a contract extension for head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg on Thursday afternoon, one that will provide stability to the program through the 2022-23 season. The move comes on the heels of a 25-7 campaign in 2018-19, during which the Ladyjacks kept a perfect home record and advanced to the postseason WNIT for the second straight season.


Not yet official, but Ryan Larsen is expected to be the third assistant coach named to the staff of new Wyoming head coach Gerald Mattinson. Larsen has been the head coach at D-II South Dakota School of Mines the last six seasons.

Larsen would join Heather Ezell and Fallon Lewis on Mattinson’s staff. Ezell, now the associate head coach, and Lewis, who previously worked in an operational role for the Cowgirls, were both promoted by Mattinson once he was promoted to head coach earlier this month.


UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has signed a two-year contract extension, through the 2024-25 season.

Following the best season in program history, UCF head women’s basketball coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has signed a two-year extension that keeps her at the helm through the 2024-25 campaign.

“Coach “ABE,” as we all know her, quite obviously has taken this program to new heights,” UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White said. “In three short years she has established UCF as a force to be reckoned with in the American Athletic Conference—and an NCAA invitation in 2019 suggests her team is in the process of making an even bigger splash. We are intrigued to see what the next steps are for her program—on the court, in the classroom and in the community–and we’re excited that Katie will be leading us toward those milestones for many years to come.”


Two staff additions announced at Fordham: Candice Green as an assistant coach and Kerri McMahan as video coordinator. Green was a Colgate assistant the last three seasons.

Head coach Stephanie Gaitley and the Fordham women’s basketball program have today announced the hiring of Candice Green as an assistant coach and Kerri McMahan as the team’s video coordinator. The pair replace Angelika Szumilo, who left to become the head coach at Fairleigh Dickinson, and Chris Scerbo, who left to attend Seton Hall Law School in the Fall.



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