October 27, 2010

Three Alums Named To Women's Hoops Staff

Worcester, Mass. – Three former basketball student-athletes have been named assistant coaches for the 2010-11 season it was announced recently by Clark women's basketball head coach Pat Glispin.

Shinikwa James (2010) (The Bronx, N.Y.), Jack Minister (2010) (Manchester, England) and Sarah Roderigue (2009) (Oakland, Maine) will all assist Glispin who will enter her 27th season on the Cougar sidelines when the season kicks off on November 15.

"These three individuals all have extremely high basketball IQ's," said Glispin. "I am excited to have them become members of my staff. The fact that they can connect with my current players because they know what it is like to be a student-athlete at Clark is an absolute bonus."

James was a two-year letterwinner under Glispin and also spent time as a student assist during her time at Clark.

Minister, meanwhile, earned three letters playing under Clark men's coach Paul Phillips, helping the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

Roderigue was a three-time all-conference performer and is one of 17 Clark players to score more than 1,000 career points. In 91 career contests, including 87 starts, Roderigue scored 1,314 as the Cougars won 50 games in her four years.

Clark is coming off of a season that saw them miss out on the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time ever. They do return five of their top seven scorers including juniors Kate Minister (Manchester, England) and Ivori Aiken (The Bronx, N.Y.) and sophomore Kelsey Giedymin (Shrewsbury, Mass.).

James, Minister and Roderigue join a staff that includes Chrissy Hall and Marge O'Brien. 

The Cougars open their season on at home November 15 against Worcester-area rival Fitchburg State.