CHARLESTON, SC August 19, 2014 – Adria Crawford has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday.
Crawford, 24, joins the Cougar family after spending the last two seasons under head coach Bill Reinson at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. In her new role at The College, Crawford will be responsible for developing the team’s promising cadre of post players.
“Coach Crawford is coming to the staff with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.” said Jackson. “She is one of the up and coming coaches in this business that make you stop and take notice. Having played at a very high-level while at Georgetown just three years ago, Adria is able to relate to the student-athletes on a different level. Her ability to develop post players will be a huge addition for us as well. I have no doubt that Coach Crawford is a great addition to our staff here in Charleston and will be well-liked by both our players and our fans.”
While at Longwood, Crawford was instrumental in all aspects of the Lancers’ program, including both on- and off-campus recruiting, opponent scouting and game-plan preparation. She also assisted with the coordination of team travel, player skill development, and practice preparation.
Prior to her time with the Lancers, Crawford was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team at Georgetown University. While on The Hill, Crawford started 80 of 131 career games and helped lead the Hoyas to a 23-9 overall mark in 2011-12, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Crawford started 19 of 31 games her senior season, while averaging 4.6 points and 6.0 rebounds and earning BIG EAST All-Academic honors.
Crawford finished her career at Georgetown with 734 career points and 646 career rebounds as a member of a class that won 93 games (best in GU history) while ranking second in career games and among the top 15 in rebounds, steals (174), and blocks (61). She earned the school’s Abigail Dillon Mullan Scholar-Athlete Award two times (2011, 2012) along with the Joe Lonardo Rebounding Award (2012) and the Laura ‘Farina’ Hustle Award (2009).
A native of Alexandria, Va., Crawford earned her Bachelor of Art degree in sociology and theology from Georgetown in 2012.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to work at the College of Charleston under Coach Jackson,” said Crawford. “Coach Jackson is a great leader and mentor. I’m excited about taking this journey with her and the rest of the staff.”
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