Lady Monarchs recruit a winning coach

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The search is over, as on Wednesday, Old Dominion Athletic Director, Dr. Wood Selig, announced he has hired University of South Carolina Assistant Nikki McCray-Penson to rebound the Lady Monarchs program.

McCray-Penson comes with a pretty impressive resume. She was a two-time All-American when she played for the famed Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, where she only lost four games during her college career and was a two-time SEC Player of the Year.

She won two Olympic gold medals and spent 11 years in the WNBA. She has also been inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

McCray-Penson has spent the past nine years helping Head Coach Dawn Staley build a championship program at USC. The Gamecocks won the NCAA national championship this year.