Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

New Rhode Island head coach Tammi Reiss names more members of her staff, including Adeniyi Amadou (formerly at Syracuse) as associate head coach and Megan Shoniker (formerly at Binghamton) as assistant coach.

Rhode Island women’s basketball head coach Tammi Reiss has just about completed her staff, adding Adeniyi Amadou as Associate Head Coach and Megan Shoniker as Assistant Coach. Reiss also promoted Cory Macchioni to Director of Basketball Operations from his previous position of Assistant Director of Basketball Operations/Video Coordinator.


Amanda Clemons has been hired as an assistant coach at McNeese State.

McNeese head women’s basketball coach Kacie Cryer has announced the addition of Amanda Clemons to her coaching staff.

Clemons spent the last five years as the head women’s basketball coach at LSUE where she guided the Bengals to two straight conference titles including a 22-4 record during the 2017-18 season.


Stephanie Stoglin-Reed joins the Southern Miss staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She has previously been an assistant at Marshall, Kansas State, and Texas State.

Joye Lee-McNelis has announced the addition of a third assistant coach to the Lady Eagle basketball program in Stephanie Stoglin-Reed, announced on Thursday. She will also serve as the team’s recruiting coordinator.


Western Carolina has named its new head coach: Heather Kearney, formerly associate head at High Point.

Former associate head coach at High Point University and a 20-year NCAA coaching veteran, Heather Kearney has been named head women’s basketball coach at Western Carolina University announced today by Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton. With experience at five different NCAA institutions in a variety of coaching roles, Kearney becomes the 12th women’s basketball head coach at WCU all-time.

At this time there will not be a formal press conference due to the recruiting calendar and countable days left for Kearney and her staff to get on the recruiting trail. More information will be released in the coming weeks about a time for fans and media to interact with Kearney and other members of her coaching staff.


Rice head coach Tina Langley has agreed to a new five-year contract, running through the 2023-24 season.

Following one of the greatest seasons in program history, Rice University Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard announced on Thursday that women’s basketball head coach Tina Langley has agreed to a new five-year contract that will run through the 2024 season.

“Tina Langley is an elite coach who has driven our women’s basketball program to unprecedented heights,” Karlgaard said. “Her success goes way beyond rankings and championships. She is a fantastic leader and molder of young women. The lives of our student-athletes will be better decades from now as a result of the lessons learned under Coach Langley.”

“I cannot thank President Leebron and Joe Karlgaard enough for the amazing amount of support they continue to provide our program and to Rice Athletics,” Langley said. “Our success is a product of a culture that encourages the best from everyone at Rice: our student-athletes, our student body, our staff, and everyone who proudly calls themselves a Rice Owl.”


Tamika Jeter has been named an assistant coach at Ohio State, where she had been on the staff from 2002 to 2008. She was a Penn State assistant coach the last three seasons, with earlier stints at Kentucky and Kansas.

Jeter is no stranger to Ohio State. She spent six seasons on the Buckeyes staff from 2002-08 helping lead the program to the NCAA Tournament each year. The former Tamika Williams was a two-time Ohio High School Player of the Year and the No. 1-ranked player in the nation coming at Dayton Chaminade-Julienne.

“I’m excited to welcome Tamika, Richie and their children back to Ohio State,” said McGuff. “First and foremost, she’s going to be an outstanding role model for the young women in our program. Specifically as an Ohio native, she’ll be particularly impactful on the recruiting trail as we try to get the best players in the state to stay home. Her championship experience as a player and a coach is going to be extremely valuable as we continue to establish this program as one of the nation’s best.”


Former Charleston head coach Candice M. Jackson has been hired as an assistant coach at Buffalo. She will serve as recruiting coordinator.

University at Buffalo head women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the addition of assistant coach Candice M. Jackson to the coaching staff. A four-year letter-winner at Michigan State University from 2000-04, Jackson played for Legette-Jack during her tenure as an assistant coach with the Spartans.

Most recently, Jackson was the head coach at the College of Charleston, a position she had held since the 2014-15 season. In her tenure with the Cougars, Jackson led the team to two CAA Tournament wins and mentored star guard Breanna Bolden to three consecutive CAA Defensive Player of the Year honors, as well as three All-CAA nods.

“We are thrilled to land Candice Jackson. Candice was my first recruit at MSU and she has been a winner since day one. She has a great personality, is an incredible recruiter and relationship-builder and is willing to do anything and everything to help us grow our program. She will be the recruiting coordinator and from her past experiences as an assistant coach she seeks and gets the best student-athletes in the country. Please help me welcome Candice Jackson to our women’s basketball family.”


St. Bonaventure has two new assistant coaches: Bryanna Mueller and Amber Easter.

Mueller comes to the Bonnies by way of Idaho State where she has been an assistant coach since 2016. She had a primary focus of working with Bengals guards while also helping with basketball operations, student-athlete academic progress, recruiting and game preparation. . . .

Easter joins St. Bonaventure with several years of experience in the Atlantic 10 on the bench following an outstanding collegiate playing career. A standout player at George Mason, she most recently served as the Director of Basketball Operations for the past two years at her alma mater after working as a graduate assistant on the women’s basketball staff at VCU from 2015-17.



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