Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019

UT Arlington head coach Krista Gerlich has inked a contract extension running through the 2022-23 season. (It appears her last extension ran through 2019-20, making this a three-year extension.)

UT Arlington Director of Athletics Jim Bakerannounced Tuesday (July 2) that head women’s basketball coach Krista Gerlich has signed a contract extension. The new contract for Gerlich, who recently concluded her 6th campaign leading the Lady Mavericks, will run through the 2022-23 season.

“We’re excited to have Coach Gerlich remain the leader of our Lady Mavs,” said Baker. “Her passion and excitement for UTA is contagious. She has built the Lady Mavericks into a contender in the Sun Belt Conference and we are very excited about the future of the program. This past season was tremendous as we won the program’s first Sun Belt title and participated in the Postseason WNIT, but I believe we’ve just scratched the surface for the type of success we could have.”

A 13-year head coaching veteran who owns a career record of 268-136 (.663), Gerlich has guided UTA to a 100-83 (.546) record during her tenure.


Former Michigan player Nicole Munger has been named coordinator for recruiting and player development at Fordham.

Fordham women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Gaitley has announced a third addition to her coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign – Nicole Munger as the program’s Coordinator for Recruiting and Player Development, replacing Samantha Clark, who stepped down after three seasons with the team. Munger joins assistant coach Candice Green and video coordinator Kerri McMahan, who were hired a month ago.

“We are excited to add Nicole to our staff as our Coordinator of Recruiting and Player Development,” Gaitley said, “We recruited her and I was so impressed with her as both a person and a player. I saw her and her mom in Florida at the Gulf Coast Showcase that both of our schools competed in and Nicole told me that she would love to get into coaching. I love her knowledge and energy and really believe Nicole has a great future in the game.”


After playing in the WNBA for nine years, Erlana Larkins joins the North Carolina Central staff as an assistant coach.

North Carolina Central University third-year head women’s basketball coach Trisha Stafford-Odom has announced the appointment of WNBA player and local collegiate standout Erlana Larkins as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Larkins, who just concluded her ninth year in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), returns to The Triangle after playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will be working primarily with NCCU’s post players.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Erlana to this world of collegiate coaching and shaping of basketball minds,” said Stafford-Odom. “She is a seasoned and highly-regarded basketball intellect, eager to unload loads of wisdom on our impressionable players. Her meticulous and physically demanding approach to hard work is inspiring. Each of her past levels of success rival the pristine work ethic and discipline I expect of my team. Erlana has a strong mind for the intricacies of the game. I am excited about her presence and confident she will infuse her knowledge in a manner that adds to the success of our interior play.”


UTEP announces three new assistant coaches: Todd Buchanan (former AC at Arkansas State, former HC at Houston), Anthony Anderson (former AC at UTRGV), and Heather Karner (former AC at Central Arkansas).

UTEP Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Baker announced the additions of Todd Buchanan, Anthony Anderson and Heather Karner to his staff on Tuesday. Buchanan will serve as Associate Head Coach, Anderson will take over as Assistant Head Coach and Director of Player Development, and Karner will fill the spot of Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.


Tavares Jackson has been promoted to associate head coach at Ohio.

“I am extremely grateful and honored to be named associate head coach here at Ohio,” Jackson said. “It has been a privilege being a part of the Ohio Women’s Basketball program over the last six seasons. Having the opportunity to work alongside Bob (Boldon) for as long as I have has been amazing. He’s one of the most respected and highly regarded coaches in the country. I look forward to continue serving and representing Ohio University and our incredible student-athletes. I would like to thank head coach Bob Boldon, (former) Director of Athletics Jim Schaus, interim Director of Athletics/Senior Women’s Administrator Amy Dean, our athletic administration and President M. Duane Nellis for their gracious support in me and our women’s basketball program. It’s a tremendous honor and I’m humbled by this promotion.”


Northwestern State completes its staff for 2019-20 with the hiring of Sarah Miles as an assistant coach. She was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for Colorado State–Pueblo the last two seasons.

The Northwestern State women’s basketball team coaching staff is complete again.

Head coach Jordan Dupuy announced the hiring of former West Virginia standout and overseas professional player Sarah Miles as the third assistant coach on his staff for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday.

Miles’ hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which governs Northwestern State.

Miles spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for Colorado State-Pueblo. In her first season on staff, Miles helped lead the ThunderWolves to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles.


Michelle Kurowski has been promoted to assistant coach at William & Mary.

William & Mary women’s basketball head coach Ed Swansonannounced the promotion of Michelle Kurowski to assistant coach on Tuesday morning.

“It was an easy decision to promote Michelle into an assistant coach role,” Swanson said. “Aside from keeping continuity on our staff, her passion and her enthusiasm for the game is contagious. She is eager to work and learn in all aspects of the profession, and is going to become a rising star in the business.”

Kurowski served as the director of basketball operations last year in her first season with the Tribe. She was in charge of all day-to-day scheduling, travel, and equipment last season. On the court, the Tribe won 15 games and had a pair of players honored by the Colonial Athletic Association. Senior Bianca Boggs was named to the First-Team All-CAA and CAA All-Defensive team, while freshman Eva Hodgson was named the CAA Rookie of the Year.


Wichita State announces two additions to the staff: Chester Nichols as assistant coach and Erica Yancey as DOBO. Nichols was most recently on the West Virginia staff, with a stint at Michigan before that.

Wichita State head women’s basketball coach Keitha Adams announced the additions of Chester Nichols and Erica Yancey to full time positions Tuesday morning.

Nichols fills the assistant coach opening after spending the previous five seasons at West Virginia University as the associate head coach, while Yancey arrives in Wichita as the new director of basketball operations.

“I’m very excited to announce the addition of Chester Nichols and Erica Yancey to our staff,” Adams said. “Chester has been a part of winning in college women’s basketball for several years. He brings a wealth of experience in recruiting and coaching to our program. Erica is a former player of mine who brings great work ethic, organizational skills and people skills to our program. It’s a great day to be a Shocker.”



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