Stacy Stephens enters her first year as head coach after spending the last two years as the assistant coach for the Saints.
In her first year at OLLU, she guided the Saints to a 23-10 overall and 16-2 conference record. The Saints made the NAIA National Championship Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Loyola University.
In 2018-2019, she guided the women to a 28-7 overall and 18-2 conference record. The Saints made it to the semifinals of nationals - the best finish of any team at OLLU.
She came to OLLU after a three-year stint as assistant coach at NCAA DI Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Before 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.
Before 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.
In 2017, Stephens was inducted into the University of Texas Athletics Women's Hall of Honor. She will also be honored with induction into the 2020 Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame for her excellent high-school career at Winnsboro High School.
She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. In May of 2019, Stephens received her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a 3.8 GPA from Sam Houston State University.
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
|2||Keviona Barber||JR||PG||5-3||Chicago, Ill.||Little Elm HS/Cisco Junior College|
|3||Natalia Trevino||FR||F||5-6||Laredo, Texas||United High School|
|4||Angeline Sanchez||FR||PG/SG||5-2||Cibolo, Texas||Steele High School|
|5||Dezeree White||SO||G/F||5-11||Houston, Texas||Langham Creek High School|
|11||Alexandra Strawhorn||JR||SG||5-7||Kyneton, Victoria, Australia||Bendigo Secondary Senior HS/Kilgore College|
|12||Zerina Shatri||JR||C||6-2||Prishtine, Kosovo||Sami Frasheri|
|13||Sarah Mgbeike||JR||F||6-1||Richmond, Texas||Foster HS/San Diego Mesa College|
|14||Emma Rico||SO||PG/SG||5-1||San Antonio, Texas||Homeschooled|
|15||Irma Jean Ealy||SR||PF/C||5-11||San Diego, Calif.||Helix HS/Saddleback College|
|20||Jamia Miller||SR||SG||5-6||Odessa, Texas||Connally High School|
|21||Emiko Hemphill||JR||F||5-10||San Antonio, Texas||Seguin HS/Coastal Bend|
|22||Lena Wilson||SR||G||5-7||Converse, Texas||Judson High School|
|23||Suzuna Shoji||JR||PG||5-3||Ibaraki, Japan||Taga High School/Merced College|
|24||Kasey Saldana||SR||PG/SG||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|25||Tani Talamantez||FR||G||5-3||McAllen, Texas||Memorial High School|
|32||Alexis White||SO||SF||5-8||Houston, Texas||George Ranch High School|
|33||Nileyah Vaughn||SO||G||5-2||Allen, Texas||Allen High School|
|34||Tiffany Lopez||FR||C||5-9||San Antonio, Texas||Memorial High School|