Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

Morgan Paige will remain on the North Dakota State staff under new head coach Jory Collins as an assistant coach while also becoming recruiting coordinator.


Virginia announces two new assistant coaches: Walter Pitts and Monica Wright. They are replacing La’Keshia Frett Meredith and Jama Sharp.

Pitts and Wright will be filling vacancies on the coaching staff left by the departures of La’Keshia Frett Meredith and Jama Sharp, who will not be returning for the 2019-20 season.


The new head coach at Utah Valley will reportedly be Dan Nielson, who most recently served as associate head coach at BYU. He was an assistant coach at UVU for four seasons under outgoing head coach Cathy Nixon before his time at BYU.

UPDATE: Now official.


New Southeast Missouri head coach Rekha Patterson announces the addition of Mike Geary as associate head coach and Sakellie Daniels as assistant coach.

Southeast Missouri women’s basketball head coach Rekha Patterson announced the addition of Mike Geary and Sakellie Daniels to the women’s basketball coaching staff Monday.

Geary was hired as the Redhawks Associate Head Coach after spending one season as an assistant at Rhode Island. . . .

Sakellie Daniels joins the Redhawks after working two seasons as the Coordinator of Program and Player Development at the University of Miami.


New Hartford head coach Morgan Valley announces her assistant coaches: Melissa Hodgdon, who had been head coach at D-III Wheaton College for 16 years; Courtney Davidson, who will be recruiting coordinator/assistant coach and was most recently assistant coach at Youngstown State; and Hailee Barron, who was a Wisconsin graduate assistant last season.


Campbell head coach Ronny Fisher has inked a contract extension through the 2023-24 season. When he was hired in April 2016, he signed a five-year contract, so this would be a three-year extension.

The 2016-17 Big South Coach of the Year led the 2018-19 Fighting Camels to 23 wins, matching a single-season school record that was set by the 1987-88 team. Campbell advanced to the Big South championship game and earned a bid to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). In the WBI, Fisher’s squad earned the first and second postseason victories in Campbell women’s basketball history.


The Oklahoma Board of Regents approved one-year contracts for new women’s basketball assistant coaches Coquese Washington ($225,000) and Jackie Stiles ($130,000).


Austin Peay head coach David Midlick has received a contract extension, although the press release gives no indication of its length.

Austin Peay State University head women’s basketball coach David Midlick will remain at the helm of the program after agreeing to terms on a contract extension, Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced, Thursday.

Midlick recently wrapped up Year Four patrolling the sidelines for Austin Peay, going at least .500 or better in league play in every season and putting the Govs at .500 or better overall in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2002-03 and 2003-04. 2018-19 represented the high point so far in the Midlick era, with 10 wins in league play serving as the program’s most since 2010-11, as was its fifth-place league finish.


An external review has found the abuse allegations against Northern Kentucky head coach Camryn Whitaker to be “unfounded.”

“We cannot substantiate emotional abuse by Whitaker to any player nor see any basis for any Title IX concerns with Whitaker or within the WBB program,” read the review conducted by Cincinnati law firm Dressman Benzinger Lavelle and released to NKU Thursday. “All the concerns that were expressed, even if true, do not rise to the level of abuse.”

The review consisted of more than 30 interviews with persons involved in the situation.


An article on where the Kansas program currently stands includes an interesting note: head coach Brandon Schneider is not heading into the final year of his contract because he received a previously not publicly disclosed two-year extension, running through the 2021-22 season.

Schneider, who would be entering the final year of the original five-year contract he signed with Kansas in 2015, has three years remaining on his deal because of an unreleased two-year extension given to him in the spring of 2018. Schneider said his contract now runs through March of 2022.



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