In leading UNCG to its first Regular Season conference title since 2002, the Spartans advanced to the conference tournament championship contest. The one senior, Ajemba, made her mark on the UNCG program in her lone season. As an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb, DeGraffenreid worked specifically with the guards, planning and executing the team’s player development sessions. UNCG's Isaiah Miller, talking with coach Wes Miller, is projected as the Southern Conference's men's basketball player of the year by the league's coaches. UNCG had a pair of Second Team All-SoCon performers in Ajemba and Soliman. Her 709 rebounds rank fourth in Division I program history. UNCG outlasted Furman in a double overtime victory just two days later. Women's basketball. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Ajemba set single season rebounding records for with 260 defensive rebounds, averaging 8.4 per game to rank sixth in the nation. With only five returning players on the roster, the UNC women’s basketball program has experienced a complete turnover in talent and is hoping for a successful 2020-2021 season. North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell instructs her team in the second half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2019. Karen Barefoot is currently not in her role as head coach of the UNCW women’s basketball program, five weeks before the start of the 2020-21 season. In a 12-day span, UNCG knocked off Big East … Head Coach cbanghart@unc.edu: Carrie Moore: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator coachmoore@unc.edu: Joanne Aluka-White: Assistant Coach aluka@email.unc.edu: Adrian Walters: Assistant Coach 919-962-5411 919-962-5411: adub2@email.unc.edu: Meghin Williams-Banx: Assistant to the AD/Director of Basketball … UNC Women's Basketball coach Courtney Banghart and play-by-play broadcaster Matt Krause look back at Carolina's second straight 5-0 start, talk about the growth of the freshmen, and discuss why this week's highlighted cause, literacy, is important to her. 1. Patterson brings 17-years of head coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level to the Spartans and joins UNCG … RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made “racially insensitive” comments and applied … Trina Patterson enters her fifth year at UNCG. Career Honors. 5 on both the coaches … The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Ajemba earned SoCon All-Tournament honors for her performance during the SoCon Tournament and Ajemba set numerous UNCG records in her lone season as a Spartan. In December 2005, UNCG's women's basketball program enjoyed two of its greatest non-conference wins since moving to the Division I level. Nadine Soliman garnered her third-straight All-SoCon selection with her first as a first-teamer, and Te’ja Twitty was picked to the second team. The Southern Conference held a virtual media day Thursday with its basketball coaches. Tony… Patterson was named theh UNCG women's basketball head coach on April 17, 2016, joining the Spartans after spending the previous three years as the top assistant at Old Dominion. Full Bio. Her first USA Basketball coaching stint was in 1998, as she served on Nell Fortner's staff for the R. William Jones Cup squad that went 5-0 and captured the gold medal. In her second year at the helm, Patterson guided the Tribe to the championship game of the 1993 CAA Tournament. 6 ETSU and No. The Spartans defeated both No. 2016-present: UNCG (Head Coach) Wes Miller. 1 overall in their repsective WNBA drafts. Here’s what UNCG women’s coach Trina Patterson and Spartans men’s coach Wes Miller had to say … Senior guard Bailey Williams garnered a third team selection, while forward Te'ja Twitty received all-freshman recognition. Cetera DeGraffenreid finishes her second season as assistant coach for UNCG women's basketball in 2019-20. 1 Samford. Took over a program that had not experienced a winning season at the Division I level. She set new Division I era school records for rebounds in a single game (22) and recorded 17 double-doubles, nearly doubling the previous school record. 1999-2000: Maryland Eastern Shore (Head Coach) Cetera DeGraffenreid finishes her second season as assistant coach for UNCG women's basketball in 2019-20. The North Carolina Tar Heels women's basketball team represent the University of North … Head Coach… In her second year at the helm, Patterson led the Spartans to 13 wins with the youngest team in the nation – a squad featuring 10 underclassmen and two upperclassmen with one senior and a junior. UNCG's 13 home wins were just a single victory shy of tying a program record, as the Spartans led the conference in field goal percentage (42.9), field goal percentage defense (36.8), free throw percentage (77.1), scoring defense (55.3), scoring margin (+8.7) and three-point field goal percentage defense (28.3). UNCG has won at least 20 games in two of the last four years, including a Division I program best 23 victories in the 2019-20 season, which was the third best Division I turnaround in women’s basketball nationally. After leading the turnaround for the Spartans, she was named the 2017 SoCon Coach of the Year. Kim Record, the UNCG athletics director, with Larry Brown, the only coach in basketball history whose teams won both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title, before a men's basketball … Head Coach. All Rights Reserved. Nadine Soliman and Te'ja Twitty both earned SoCon All-Conference honors under Patterson in 2020, with the former receiving First Team honors and the team's first-ever Player of the Year recognition. The Cavaliers went 95-23, winning 20-plus games each season, capturing three Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season titles and helping UVa to a No. The official Women's Basketball page for the UNC Wilmington Seahawks Hatchell, 68, who coached for UNC … Karen Barefoot, a nationally-known women’s basketball coach who has built successful programs at four different institutions, finished her third season as the 11th head coach in UNCW women’s basketball … Opportunities NCAA Rules Compliance Staff Directory Spartan Academic Support Services The Spartan Way Trademark/Licensing UNCG EADA Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Olympic Sports Account Login NCHSAA Ticket Request ... UNC Greensboro… UNCG's 60.9 points allowed per game was the top mark in the Southern Conference during that season, while guard Nadine Soliman's 19.1 led the SoCon and ranked 38th in the country. Patterson made an immediate impact in her first year leading the Spartans to 20 wins and their first trip to the postseason since the 2001-02 season. Following the SoCon Tournament, Patterson led the Spartans on a tremendous postseason run in the Women's Basketball Invitational. She ranks third in Tar Heel history in both assists and steals and finished her career with 1,562 points. Currently, the Spartans are led by Trina Patterson and Wes Miller. During that span Stanford racked up a 68-5 record, capturing the Pac-12 double (conference regular-season and tournament titles) each season, earning a No. DeGraffenreid came to UNCG after coaching at Gardner-Webb for three seasons and played professionally in Israel for two seasons after being a student-athlete at North Carolina. The official Women's Basketball Coach List for the Charlotte 49ers Placing eighth in scoring (12.5 ppg), she did her damage more so on the offensive glass, ranking second in the SoCon at 3.7 per game. 2002-10: Albany (Head Coach) The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. The Spartans' scoring defense ranked 16th in all of Division I women's basketball during that campaign. This team included future Olympians Tamika Catchings and Becky Harmon. Nnemkadi and Chiney Oguwmike were named All-Americans and drafted No. She was a three-time All-ACC selection and is the current all-time leader in career free throws made. In her third season, she led the team to a 20-8 record and a third-place finish in the conference standings. Men's Basketball Coaching Staff. Twitty ranked second in the league in rebounding at 7.9 rebounds per game while being one of the most efficient scorers with a .500 field goal percentage (fifth-best and 60th in D-I). Children: Carl Jr., Matthew and Joshua UNCG defeated Wofford in overtime in Spartanburg with Ajemba breaking her own school record by grabbing 22 rebounds in the victory. Worked under Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer. Lastly, Banghart previews UNC… The Spartans made a run toward a unifying title in Asheville during the 2019-20 season, reaching the Southern Conference Tournament final against No. Wes Miller was named interim head coach of the men’s basketball team during the 2011-2012 season. Copyright 2019, UNC Greensboro. UNCG then knocked off the SoCon’s second-place team ETSU at home, earning a 65-61 win before hitting the road. Coaches and media members vote on each team’s expected finish. 1991-99: William & Mary (Head Coach) The Spartans had a pair of SoCon All-Conference selections during the 2018-19 season in  Soliman and Twitty, with the team combining for an 11-19 record. UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record announced the hiring of coaching veteran Trina Patterson as women’s basketball head coach Sunday. In her playing days in Chapel Hill, DeGraffenreid was a unanimous ACC All-Freshman honoree, was named one of the top five point guards in the nation by ESPN.com in 2009 as well as being a finalist for the Nancy Liberman Award.   UNCG went 21-8 on the year with a 10-4 conference record, the most overall wins the team has had since that title run in 2002. Albany advanced to the semifinals of the America East Tournament. Overall during her decorated head coaching career, Patterson has guided numerous players to America East, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Pac 12, Conference USA and Southern conference honors, among those a conference player of the year rookie of the year, and members of all-conference, all-rookie, all-defensive, all-academic and all-tournament teams. Guided the Great Danes to a school-record 10 wins in conference play. 2013-16: Old Dominion (Assistant Coach) DeGraffenreid came to UNCG after coaching at Gardner-Webb for three seasons and played … UNCG's 13 home wins were just a single victory shy of tying a program record, as the Spartans led the conference in field goal percentage (42.9), field goal percentage defense (36.8), free throw percentage (77.1), scoring defense (55.3), scoring margin (+8.7) and three-point field goal percentage defense (28.3). Soliman turned in one of the best individual scoring seasons in program history, leading the league and ranked 38th in the nation in points per game (19.1). Hatchell is the winningest women's coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history with 1,023 victories, with 751 of those coming during 33 seasons at UNC to go with eight ACC Tournament titles, … Soliman became the program leading scorer against Samford, retiring with a UNCG all-time best 2,084 points, 177 more than any other player in history. Coaching Career While at Gardner-Webb, she worked as a physical education instructor for two years. After winning the Southern Conference Media Coach of the Year in 2012, he was … Soliman became the program leading scorer against Samford, retiring with a UNCG all-time best 2,084 points, 177 more than any other player in history. Helped Old Dominion bring in recruiting classes ranked in the top-50 in the nation her last two seasons. Education: Virginia, 1987 (Bachelor’s, rhetoric and communication studies); National University, 2002 (Master’s, human resource management) Buy Photos Women's basketball strength coach Caleb Krueger assists first-year guard Kennedy Todd-Williams during a preseason workout October 1, 2020 in Carmichael Arena. She also set a program record in games played (128) under the current staff, in addition to career field goals made (751) and three-point field goals made (222). 1 ranking and reaching its fifth straight Final Four in 2012. In 2018-19, UNCG was tough to beat at home with a 9-4 record in Fleming Gymnasium that included four SoCon victories. As a team captain during her senior season (1986-87), Patterson helped Virginia post a 26-5 record and reach the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Patterson worked with Stanford's post players. Courtney Rosholt Banghart (born May 11, 1978) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina.Prior to North Carolina, she served as head coach at … The Spartans clinched their first regular season conference title since 2002 during the 2019-20 campaign, going asfar as the SoCon tournament finals during their postseason run. The Lady Monarchs had six All-Conference honorees, including Jennie Simms, who was named the 2015 C-USA Newcomer of the Year and was a two-time Conference USA All-Conference First Team selection. UNC Greensboro. UNCG had three players earn all-conference nods, headlined by unanimous SoCon Freshman of the Year and second team honoree Soliman. All Rights Reserved. Hometown: Newport News, Virginia As a professional basketball player, DeGraffenreid played with the Ramat Gan Organization in 2012 and Habbika in 2011. The Spartans, coming off a season in which they went 23-9 overall and … UNCG has won at least 20 games in two of the last four years, including a Division I program best 23 victories in the 2019-20 season, which was the third best Division I turnaround in women’s basketball … Adrian Walters has joined North Carolina's Women's Basketball. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the University of Northern Colorado Bears In SoCon action, UNCG earned four SoCon wins at home, starting the run off with a 15-point win over Wofford at home, where Ije Ajemba first set the Division I era rebounding record. TicketSmarter - Official Ticket Resale Market, video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital, Achieving Coaching Excellence College Basketball Coaching Honor Roll (2020). The official Women's Basketball page for the Charlotte 49ers She also set a program record in games played (128) under Patterson, in addition to career field goals made (751) and three-point field goals made (222). During her time at ODU, the Lady Monarchs posted three straight appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Miller arrives to UNCG from Mississippi … The Spartans once again swept the season series against Western Carolina, had a win against all but one conference team and finished sixth in the league standings. She coached the runner up of the Big South’s Player of the Year award in 2016, as well as coaching an All-Big South honorable mention in 2017, and a pair of All-Big South second team honorees in 2018. The Big Sky Conference released this week the preseason men’s and women’s basketball polls. UNC, led by women’s head coach Jenny Huth, landed at No. He was the youngest head coach in Division I men’s basketball at the time.   Nadine Soliman and Te'ja Twitty both earned SoCon All-Conference honors under Patterson in 2020, with the former receiving First Team honors and the team's first-ever Player of the Year recognition. Led Virginia in rebounding in the 1985-86 season. Wendy Palmer has been fired after going 33-116 in five seasons as the women's basketball coach at UNC Greensboro. The team started season fast; winning four of the first five games, including a 13-point victory at home over VCU. Trina Patterson enters her fifth year at UNCG. THE TRINA PATTERSON FILE Named the 2019-20 SoCon Coach of the Year for the second time in four years, Patterson guided the Spartans to one of their finest seasons in program history. Opportunities NCAA Rules Compliance Staff Directory Spartan Academic Support Services The Spartan Way Trademark/Licensing UNCG EADA Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Olympic Sports Account Login NCHSAA Ticket Request Contact Us TicketSmarter ... Women's Golf Coaching Staff. Willed by a dominant defensive performance, the UNC women's basketball team blew out UNC-Greensboro, 96-35, to move its record to 2-0. She would next reunite with former college head coach Debbie Ryan, serving on Ryan's staff as an assistant coach with the 2003 USA Basketball Pan-American Games Team that won the silver medal. Patterson earned four varsity letters and was a member of four consecutive NCAA Tournament teams under head coach Debbie Ryan at Virginia from 1983-87. 2012-14: Stanford (Assistant Coach) DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Former UNC-Chapel Hill women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge in connection with a fatal traffic collision in January. The Spartans went 23-9 with a 10-4 conference record, the most overall wins the team has had since that title run in 2002. DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a traffic accident in January that killed an … TicketSmarter - Official Ticket Resale Market, video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. UNC Greensboro (UNCG) head women’s basketball coach Trina Patterson announced the hiring of Miller as an assistant women’s basketball coach. 7 Mercer in the quarterfinals and semifinal respectively, coming up four points shy of their first trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament since 1998. UNCG announced Tuesday that the Guilford County Division of Public Health had identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Spartans’ women’s basketball program. The Spartans' scoring defense ranked 16th in all of Division I women's basketball during that campaign. Birthday: July 7 Walters replaced former assistant coach Tim Taylor who was named the head coach at Navy. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Copyright 2019, UNC Greensboro. Her 709 rebounds rank fourth in Division I program history. 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