Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Carol Ross Joins Atlanta Dream Coaching Staff

Carol Ross, a former Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year with 16 seasons of coaching experience, has just been named as an assistant coach to the Atlanta Dream.

She will be joining Fred Williams and Sue Panek on the Dream bench. The contract of Katy Steding was not renewed.

The story is here.

A taste of Ross's CV:

- Four year starter for the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), playing for coach Van Chancellor.
1980 - Named to the SEC All-Tournament team as a player for Ole Miss.
1982 - Completes BA degree at Ole Miss.
1980s - Seven year assistant coach at Auburn University.
1990 - Takes over as head coach at the University of Florida.
2001 - Fourth basketball player to be inducted into the University of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame.
2002 - Leaves the University of Florida with a 247-121 record, leaving as the winningest head coach of all time of the women's basketball program. In her last 10 years, the Gators go to the NCAA tournament nine times.
2004 - Ross is named the head coach of the Women's Basketball team at Ole Miss. Each of the four years that Ross is head coach, Ole Miss would go to the post season - three times to the NCAA tournament and once to the WNIT.
2007 - Ross resigns as head coach at Old Miss after four seasons.

This can only be good news for the Dream. As for Coach Steding, we wish her the best from the Pleasant Dreams blog.


Anonymous said...

Major upgrade for Dream. Says a lot for Meadors that she is willing to surround herself with two former head coaches, not young people or no-names like some other coaches do. Ross is driven to win and has done it every time and will bring a new level of intensity to the team I bet.

Anonymous said...

Awesome choice for the Dream. Have been following her career for a long time.