Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

Ashley Crawford has been promoted to associate head coach at UT Arlington.

UTA women’s basketball head coach Krista Gerlich has announced the promotion of assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Ashley Crawford to associate head coach/recruiting coordinator.

Crawford, who was named Texas Association of Basketball Coaches DI Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017, just wrapped up her sixth season on the UTA women’s basketball staff in 2018-19. She has been on the sidelines with Coach Gerlich at UTA since 2013 and has helped the Lady Mavs program reach unprecedented success. Last season, UTA had arguably the most successful season in program history. The Lady Mavs secured the program’s first Sun Belt Regular Season championship, made their sixth postseason tournament appearance (WNIT), which was the second WNIT berth under Gerlich, and won a postseason (excluding conference tournaments) game for the first time in program history with their WNIT First Round triumph over Stephen F. Austin (60-54; Mar. 21). UTA also finished the season with 24 wins, which tied for the most in a single season with the 2006-07 squad (24-9 overall, Head Coach Donna Capps).


New Charleston head coach Robin Harmony has added Asia Williams to her staff as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.

Williams joins The College after spending the past season at Western Carolina in the Southern Conference, where she also took on the role of Recruiting Coordinator while working primarily with the guards during practice.

“Asia is a great hire and brings experience in the Carolinas to our staff,” Harmony said. “Asia was a big-time player at Wake Forest, her ties in the North Carolina area, her coaching experiences, we know she’ll be a great addition to our family here in Charleston.”


Alle Moreno has been promoted to associate head coach at San José State.

Alle Moreno has been named associate head coach for the San Jose State women’s basketball program after serving four seasons as an assistant coach. Head coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement on Wednesday. . . .

In her new role, Moreno will serve as the team’s offensive coordinator and will also coordinate all of the program’s player development both in and out of season.

“The biggest change for Coach Moreno will be her on-court presence as our offensive coordinator and coordinate all of our in and out of season player development,” Craighead said. “She has a great offensive mind and is ready to take over that side of our playing system which will allow me to continue focusing my efforts on the defensive side of the ball and create a system and style of play that not only is entertaining for our fan base, but also produces the results that we all expect from this program.”


New North Dakota State head coach Jory Collins names Dylan Geissert an assistant coach.

Geissert spent the last two seasons on the staff at the University of Kansas as a Graduate Student Manager. Geissert coordinated the team’s practice squad, helped with video, scouting, game preparation and assisted in the player development process. He also helped with the Brandon Schneider Summer Camps.

“Dylan has been with me in some capacity for six seasons,” Collins said. “There isn’t another person who has spent more time with me in practice or on the bench. He has a terrific basketball mind and feel for the game. His understanding of the culture we’re trying to create will be invaluable.”


Cherie Cordoba has joined the LSU staff as an assistant coach. She was on the Buffalo staff the last five years, with stints at Indiana, Hofstra, and UNLV before that.

Cherie Cordoba has been hired as an assistant coach for the LSU women’s basketball team, head coach Nikki Fargas announced on Wednesday. Cordoba, a native of Australia, brings two decades of collegiate and international coaching experience to the table, including the last five seasons at Buffalo.

“I’m excited to welcome Cherie to our coaching staff,” said Fargas. “Her background has a fantastic mix of collegiate and international experiences as a coach and player. She is a great recruiter with ties all over the country and internationally, especially in her native Australia. Her ability to develop players will be a great asset to our guard play.”


Morgan Williams has been promoted to assistant coach at VCU.

VCU Women’s Basketball head coach Beth O’Boyle has announced the promotion of Morgan Williams to assistant coach.

Williams had previously served on the VCU Women’s Basketball staff as an administrative assistant since November of 2015. She helped with various aspects of the program’s day-to-day operations in that role. Williams, a Dickinson, Texas native, played collegiately at Georgetown and appeared in 98 games for the Hoyas.


New North Carolina head coach Courtney Banghart makes her first hire: Carrie Moore, who was on her staff at Princeton. At UNC, Moore will be an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Courtney Banghart has made her first hire as head coach of the North Carolina women’s basketball program with the addition of Carrie Moore, who served five seasons with Banghart at Princeton, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tar Heels.

“I’m extremely grateful for this incredible opportunity to continue working alongside a proven winner in Courtney (Banghart) at one of the best institutions in the country,” said Moore. “The University of North Carolina’s tradition of success across all sports is inspiring. I’m looking forward to working in Carolina Blue, and to helping this program reach national prominence once again. I’m so excited for this new journey and I can’t wait to get started!”



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