Stacy Stephens joins the Our Lady of the Lake University women's basketball team as assistant coach. She comes to OLLU after a three-year stint as assistant coach at NCAA DI Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Prior to that, she was a special assistant at the University of Texas at Austin after an illustrious collegiate career with the Longhorns.
For the Longhorns, Stephens was an All-American and a finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy – given to the best women's basketball player in NCAA DI competition – and the Naismith Award – given to the top women's collegiate basketball players – during her junior and senior years. She was a two-time Big 12 first-team player.
The Longhorns' team with Stephens earned a 2003 NCAA Final Four berth and two regular-season and one tournament championship in the Big 12 Conference. She concluded her collegiate career tallying more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She averaged 12.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while at Texas.
Stephens was a third-round draft pick for the Houston Comets of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 2004, and she spent four years playing professionally in the United States, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Prior to her position at the University of Texas, Stephens was assistant coach at NAIA/Red River Athletic Conference's (RRAC) Texas College and director of basketball operations and Colorado State University.
She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Assistant coaching positions:
- 2012-2014: Special Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin
- 2010-2012: Assistant Coach at Texas College
- 2009-2010: Assistant Coach at Cisco College
- 2006-2007: Director of Basketball Operations at Colorado State University
- 2006-2008: Played professionally in Turkey, Sweden and Portugal
- 2004-2005: Played professionally for WNBA’s Detroit Shock and NWBL’s Lubbock Hawks
- 2004: Drafted by WNBA’s Houston Comets
- 2003 and 2004: Two-time AP All-American Second Team
- 2004: USBWA All-American Second Team
- 2003 and 2004: All-Big 12 First-Team
- Finished career at UT with over 1,000 points and over 1,000 rebounds
|4||Francesca Patrick||SR||G||5-5||Killeen, Texas||Ellison High School|
|11||Nakia Page||SR||SG/F||6-1||Bakersfield, Calif.||Stockdale HS/Bakersfield|
|12||Brianna Henson||JR||G||6-1||Dunlap, Ill.||Illinois Central College|
|13||Quintianna LeShore||SR||PG||5-5||Indianapolis, Ind.||North Central HS/Danville Area CC|
|14||Julia Rendon||SR||G||5-2||San Antonio, Texas||Stevens High School|
|20||Regina Sheffield||JR||G||5-7||Menifee, Calif.||Paloma College|
|22||Lena Wilson||SO||G||5-7||Converse, Texas||Judson High School|
|23||Georgina Benavides||FR||SG||5-4||Laredo, Texas||Cigarroa High School|
|24||Kasey Saldana||SO||PG/SG||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|25||Destinee King||JR||F||5-11||Antelope, Calif.||Santa Barbara City College|
|32||Alexis White*||FR||G||5-8||Houston, Texas||George Ranch High School|
|33||Tichina Coleman*||JR||F||5-11||Dallas, Texas||Carroll HS/Midland College|
|34||Irma Jean Ealy||JR||F||5-11||San Diego, Calif.||Helix HS/Saddleback College|
|35||Jade Barber||JR||G||6-2||Chicago, Ill.||DeKalb HS/Rock Valley College|
|40||Rachel Baity||SR||PF/C||5-11||San Jose, Calif.||Pioneer High School/Mission College|
|52||Olivia Harolds||FR||C||6-2||Houston, Texas||Mayde Creek High School|
|RS||Nileyah Vaughn||FR||G||5-2||Allen, Texas||Allen High School|