Yelton Welcomed as UWF Women's Basketball Head Coach
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics welcomed its new women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton in a press conference on Wednesday morning. Fans, alumni, media and other supporters gathered in the Argonaut Athletic Club to greet Coach Yelton and welcome her to the Argonaut family.
The program started with a statement from UWF President Judith Bense about why Yelton fits the philosophy of the athletic department. Athletic director Dave Scott then spoke about Yelton’s background and her experience winning championships, and the department’s goals to continue winning championships. Yelton then spoke about her coaching philosophy and what to expect from UWF women’s basketball in the future.
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Yelton brings 16 years of women’s basketball coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels. The Morrow, Ga. native has five years of experience as a Division I head coach at Charleston Southern, and her most recent position was an assistant with the Boston College women’s basketball program. Yelton is a 1996 graduate of North Carolina, where she was a member of UNC’s 1993-94 NCAA national championship team.
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