July 03, 2013

WIU's Gravina Adds Pair to Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Western Illinois head women's basketball coach JD Gravina announced the additions of
J.D. Gravina (Photo by Inertia Sports Media)
Kierra McCleary and Bailey Beale as assistant coaches on Tuesday.

McCleary comes to Western Illinois after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Lewis University in 2012-13, where she helped the Flyers to a 24-6 record and berth into the NCAA Tournament. 

Beale joined the Leatherneck women's basketball staff as a graduate manager following a playing career at Illinois-Springfield. She captained the Prairie Stars as a junior and senior and holds the school record for three-pointers made in a season. The Independence, Mo. native also earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

July 01, 2013

NDSU Names Sawyer Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Halie Sawyer has been named assistant women's basketball coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head women's basketball coach, Carolyn DeHoff made the announcement today and said Sawyer will join the staff July 2.

Sawyer was a former player at the University of Utah when DeHoff served as an assistant and associate head coach under Elaine Elliott. A of member of back-to-back Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championship teams, Sawyer was named to the MWC all-Defensive team her senior year.

IUPUI Names Larkins to Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

After hiring Kristin Drabyn in May to fill one of the two vacancies on his coaching staff, IUPUI head women’s basketball coach Austin Parkinson announced today the final piece of his coaching staff for the 2013-14 campaign with the hiring of Lee Larkins.

Larkins joins the IUPUI women’s basketball staff after spending last season as an assistant at IPFW.