Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

New Miami (OH) head coach DeUnna Hendrix announced two of her assistant coaches: Hailey Yohn and Tiffany Swoffard.

Yohn comes to Oxford, Ohio from High Point, N.C. where she was an assistant coach for Hendrix the past three seasons after serving as the director of operations in 2015-16. . . .

Swoffard joins Miami’s staff after four years as an assistant coach at Toledo, where she worked with all aspects of the program, including, perimeter-player development, recruiting, academic support and opponent scouting. She also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and worked with both the guards and the post players.


Former Virginia assistant coach Tim Taylor has joined the North Carolina staff as an assistant coach.

“I’m extremely blessed and excited to be joining the UNC women’s basketball family and the athletic community,” Taylor said. “Coach Banghart’s energy, passion and commitment to the overall student-athlete was so contagious in our conversations and I wanted to be a part of building on the storied history of the program. North Carolina is the perfect blend of academics and athletics where students get a world-class education and an opportunity to play on the national stage. I’m looking forward to helping mentor and lead our student-athletes and in building a program on and off the court that is committed to excellence on a daily basis.”

Taylor enjoyed three separate stints on staff at the University of Virginia. He spent time on Debbie Ryan’s staff from 2000-05 as the recruiting coordinator, and as Ryan’s associate head coach from 2009-12. Taylor also worked on Joanne Boyle’s staff as an assistant coach with the Cavaliers during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.


North Carolina State head coach Wes Moore has received a new six-year contract, through the 2024-25 season. His annual compensation increases to $750,000.

After guiding the NC State women’s basketball program to back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances, Wes Moore has received a new six-year contract. The contract was approved by the Board of Trustees in April and then by the UNC System Board of Governors this week.

“Wes continues to elevate our women’s basketball program and this new contract reflects our commitment to what he is building,” said Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. “I look forward to Wes leading NC State women’s basketball for many years to come.”

Moore’s new deal extends him through 2025 and increases his compensation to $750,000 annually.


Lynne-Ann Kokoski has joined the UMass staff as an assistant coach (after three seasons on the William & Mary staff), and returning assistant coach Candice Walker has added the role of recruiting coordinator.

University of Massachusetts women’s basketball head coach Tory Verdi on Thursday announced two updates to his coaching staff. Lynne-Ann Kokoski has joined the program as assistant coach, while fellow assistant coach Candice Walker has added the role of recruiting coordinator with the Minutewomen.

“Lynne-Ann brings a tremendous amount of value to our staff,” said Verdi. “She is a veteran who has worked her way up through the ranks. Her energy is infectious and she is a straight-out winner! I’m so excited that she is a part of our program and there is no doubt that she makes us better.

“Candice Walker has been an integral part of my staff and program for the last three years,” Verdi added. “She has been instrumental in our player development and success as a program throughout the years. Now with Candice as our recruiting coordinator, we know we are on our way to bringing in the best recruiting classes in the Atlantic 10.”


Alan Frey has been promoted to associate head coach at Tulane.

Headed into his 14th season with the Green Wave women’s basketball team, Alan Frey has been promoted to Associate Head Coach as announced by head coach Lisa Stockton on Thursday.

Frey – a New Orleans native who has been with the Green Wave since 2006-07 – is the second-longest-tenured coach at Tulane in any sport, just behind Stockton and her 25 completed seasons. He is also the fourth-longest-tenured employee in the Tulane athletic department.


New Lamar head coach Aqua Franklin names her three assistant coaches: Rodney Hill, Charinee Mitchell, and Empress Davenport.

Lamar University women’s basketball head coach Aqua Franklin has announced the addition of three coaches to the staff. Rodney Hill, Charinee Mitchell, and Empress Davenport are set to join the coaching staff as assistant coaches for the Cardinals.

“I am so excited to announce my staff, all are Texas natives, Charinee Mitchell, Rodney Hill and Empress Davenport,” remarked head coach Aqua Franklin. “Their energy and work ethic is second to none. They all bring something different to the table and will be great assets to the program not only in recruiting and teaching on the court, but also investing in our young ladies and being great mentors for them. “


Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton has joined the Wisconsin staff as an assistant coach. She was on the Purdue staff the last seven seasons.

Wisdom-Hylton spent seven seasons on the Purdue sidelines after earning two honorable mention All-America honors for the Boilermakers as a player. She also spent four seasons in the WNBA after being drafted in the first round in 2009.

“I’m excited to join a rising program like Wisconsin, and continue to use my experience of playing and recruiting within the Big Ten Conference,” said Wisdom-Hylton. “My background of playing in the WNBA and overseas will help me to develop our players and prepare them for the next level. I’ll be able to practice and play against the team in addition to using my expertise to train and coach them.”


Frank Goldsberry has been added to the Loyola Chicago staff as an assistant coach. He was an assistant coach at Miami (OH) the last two seasons.

Loyola University Chicago head women’s basketball coach Kate Achter announced the addition of Frank Goldsberry to her coaching staff on Tuesday. Goldsberry, who will serve as an assistant coach, brings more than 40 years of coaching experience to Rogers Park.

“Frank’s basketball resume speaks for itself,” Achter said. “He has won at every level he has ever coached at, dating back to his high school days at Chaminade-Julienne in Dayton, Ohio. He is a lifelong student of the game and is committed to helping his players reach their full potential both on and off the floor, something I know our players will appreciate. One of Frank’s best attributes is his energy and enthusiasm for improvement. He is as committed as anyone I have ever seen when it comes to player and program development. Frank wants to win at every level of his job.”


New Georgia Southern head coach Anita Howard names her third assistant coach: Josh Cooperwood.

Cooperwood comes to Statesboro from fellow Sun Belt Conference school UL Monroe, where he served as an assistant coach for the Warhawks for the 2018-19 season. He also has previous stops at Mississippi Valley State (2017-18) and at NC Central (2016-17).



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