Patricia Charity, Elaine Powell, Jeffrey Marshall, Jessica Loding and Monique Perez join Bobcats in advance of 2012-13 season
Elaine Powell joined the Ohio Women's Basketball Program as an assistant coach in August 2012.
Powell brings a wealth of experience with her to Athens. The Monroe, Louisiana native played point guard for two years at Louisiana State University and later transitioned into a successful career in the WNBA. Powell won three WNBA Championships during her playing career, capturing top league honors with the Detroit Shock in 2003, 2006 and 2008. Through the 265 games of her WNBA career, Powell averaged 5.7 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. She shot a solid 41.7 percent from the field which included a 32.4 percent mark from beyond the arc.
Coming over from Grambling State University where she was an assistant coach for the Lady Tigers from 2008-12, Powell is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA). The Lady Tigers are coming off back-to-back 15-win seasons and have enjoyed solid performances from their guards under Powell's tutelage.
"Elaine Powell is going to be a player's coach," said Head Coach Semeka Randall. "The student-athletes will be able to relate to her because of all the things she did as a player. I look forward to having her work with our guards, pushing them to the limit and helping them reach their potential. She's going to add a wealth of knowledge because she's played at the highest level and has significant coaching experience."