Shauna Green Head Coach
University of Dayton Vice President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan has announced that Shauna Green will be the Flyers' new head women's basketball coach.
"I am excited to introduce Shauna Green as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Dayton," Sullivan said. "Shauna has been an important part of our women's basketball success since 2012 and she is well-positioned to continue the program's strong momentum. She believes in our values and has a deep commitment to the women on our team. She has coached many players on the roster, and is the right person to lead our women's basketball program."
In her previous stint at Dayton from 2012-2015, Green contributed to the success of the Flyers and made an impact on the current state of the program. In 2012-13, Dayton won 28 games, tying the most wins in the modern era of the program. The Flyers followed that up in Green's final season, 2014-15, with another 28 wins, a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and the program's first Regional Final. Two student-athletes from that team were drafted in the 2015 WNBA Draft – Ally Malott to the Washington Mystics and Andrea Hoover to the Los Angeles Sparks. Hoover ranks fourth all-time on Dayton's scoring list while Malott ranks seventh.
"I am delighted to welcome Shauna back to the University," said President Eric Spina. "After meeting with Shauna, it is clear to me that she truly cares about helping student-athletes succeed in all aspects of their UD experience – both in the classroom and on the court. She has tremendous affinity for our University and is superbly prepared to lead this important program; she will absolutely continue our tradition of excellence in women's basketball."
Green, who has previous head coaching experience at Loras College, returns to Dayton after spending last season at Northwestern as an assistant on Coach Joe McKeown's staff. With the Wildcats, Green helped guide the 2015-16 squad to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals where the Wildcats fell to eventual conference champion Maryland. NU went on to earn a berth in the WNIT before falling to San Diego to end the season.Read More
Simon Harris Assistant Coach
Simon Harris joined the Dayton women's basketball staff in June of 2014, making this his third season as the assistant coach. He spent the previous three seasons on staff with the Dayton men's team under head coach Archie Miller.
During the 2015-16 season, Harris helped coach the flyers to a 14-15 record and an apperence in the WNIT. Last year, UD had Defensive Player of the Year (Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova) and Rookie of the year (Lauren Cannatelli) in the A-10. UD also had a all-confrence third team member (Jenna Burdette), and an A-10 all-academic player (Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova). Harris also helped coached the team to a 7-9 confrence record.
As an assistant coach in 2014-15, he helped lead UD to a 28-7 overall record, tying the 2012-13 season for most wins in UD's modern DI era. While at Dayton, he has helped lead a program that saw two student-athletes selected in the 2015 WNBA draft. It was the first time an Atlantic 10 team had two players drafted since 2011.
In his three seasons with the UD men's team, Harris helped with the development of front-court players with on-court and individual instruction. He also worked on advanced scouting for the coaching staff, putting together scouting reports, game analysis and film breakdown and was an integral part of the team's film exchange program. Harris was involved with the underclassmen recruiting process working with high school freshmen and sophomores.Read More
CALAMITY MCENTIRE ASSISTANT COACH & RECRUITING COORDINATOR
The University of Dayton women’s basketball program and head coach Shauna Green announced the addition of Calamity McEntire as the Flyers’ Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
"I am thrilled to announce the addition of Calamity to our staff,” said Coach Green. “She brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a recruiter. Her knowledge, work ethic and energy will be felt immediately. We are very excited to have Calamity join our Flyer Family."
McEntire comes to Dayton after spending the 2016-17 season at the University of Hawai’i, also as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. With the Rainbow Wahine, McEntire was in charge of the team’s scheduling, scouting, and other responsibilities besides on-court coaching duties.Read More
RYAN GENSLER ASSISTANT COACH
The University of Dayton women's basketball program and head coach Shauna Green has announced the addition of Ryan Gensler to the staff as an assistant coach in April 2017.
"I am so excited to have Ryan join our staff," said Coach Green. "I've known him for many years and know he will have an immediate impact on our program. He brings a wealth of knowledge and his familiarity with the A-10 will be beneficial. His positive energy, tireless work ethic and ability to build relationships will help us continue to have success here at Dayton."
"I am honored to be joining the University of Dayton and excited to be working again with Shauna Green," Gensler said. "I have always believed in her since we worked together at Providence College. I am ecstatic to contribute to the winning culture here at UD. I have been fortunate to be a part of a lot of success in my coaching career and it is my hope to bring that experience to our program to help us find success on the court, in the classroom and in the community."Read More
PARKER PAYNE ASSISTANT RECRUITING COORDINATOR/VIDEO COORDINATOR
Parker Payne was hired as the Operations Intern in August of 2015. He joined the Flyers in the fall of 2014 as a manager assisting the program in video coordination and film break down, development of scouting reports, recruiting mail outs, and helped to manage the team of male practice players.
Parker graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in May 2015. He spent the following summer with the Flyers volunteering at camp and assisting the coaches throughout summer recruiting and skill instruction planning. Parker is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership while continuing his education here at the University of Dayton.Read More
Arnika Edwards Director of Basketball Operations
Arnika Edwards came to the Flyers in October 2013 as the Director of Basketball Operations after being a member of the Auburn University 2009 Southeastern Conference Regular Season Championship Women’s Basketball staff.
For the Flyers, Edwards is the coordinator for all travel details for the team. As a liaison, she relays information in between the marketing department and the team. Edwards is in charge of organizing the basketball camp in its entirety from the beginning until the end. It is important for the team to work in various projects with the community over the year, and Edwards takes the responsibility of organzing different community service opportunities for them.
For five years with Auburn she served as the Director of Administrative Support Services. Her duties included administrative and operational tasks, including academics, alumni relations and community service. She also assisted with the Tiger radio broadcasts as the analyst.
Prior to Auburn, she spent 15 years at Fairfield High School where she served in various capacities including athletics director, head basketball coach, and mathematics and physics teacher. She coordinated "The Complete Female Athlete" symposium, spoke at various conferences and was the facilitator for the NCAA Guidelines and Compliance Seminar for college-bound athletes.Read More
Kristi Tritt Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kristin Tritt joined the University of Dayton in the Fall of 2013. She works with the Flyer women’s basketball team.
Tritt comes to Dayton after working three years at Kenyon College where she served as an athletic trainer for field hockey, women’s basketball and baseball.
Prior to that she was a graduate student at University of South Carolina. She worked with the Gamecock men’s soccer and baseball programs. In addition, she served as a head athletic trainer for Euclair High School in Columbia, S.C. She graduated with her master of science degree in 2010.
While a student at Capital she worked with the Crusader athletic training program for three years. She got her degree in athletic training in 2008.Read More
Linda Waltz Administrative Assistant
Linda Waltz joined the athletic department staff in December of 1997 as an administrative assistant in the women’s basketball office. Prior to coming to UD, she worked in retail management.
A Dayton, Ohio native, Linda has four daughters and six grandchildren.
Waltz resides in Miami Township with her husband Dale.
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