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Clemson Hires Itoro Umoh-Coleman as Assistant Coach

Clemson Hires Itoro Umoh-Coleman as Assistant Coach

June 5, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – Itoro Umoh-Coleman who played at Clemson in 1995-99, has been named an assistant women’s basketball coach as announced by Head Coach Jim Davis Wednesday.

Umoh-Coleman helped lead Clemson to the ACC Championship in 1996 and 1999, her freshman and senior seasons. The Lady Tigers also advanced to the NCAA Final 16 in 1999. Umoh finished her career in ninth place on the Clemson career list for most points scored with 1,409. She also finished her career in 13th place on the Lady Tigers career list for most rebounds with 543. She is also third on the Clemson career list for most steals with 265 and third on the school’s career list for most assists with 459.

She had a triple double vs. Wake Forest on January 17, 1999 as she had 12 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds. She was named first team All-ACC in 1999 and was the unanimous ACC Tourney MVP in 1999. Umoh-Coleman was an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press her senior season. She also played in the Pan-Am games in 1999.

The native of Hephzibah, GA graduated from Clemson in 2000 with a degree in speech and communications. She served as a student-assistant coach at Liberty in 1999-2000. She was an assistant coach at Butler in 2000-2002.

“Itoro is a hard worker and showed tremendous leadership as a member of our two ACC Championship teams,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “We thought she would be a tremendous asset to our basketball program. She has an undying love for Clemson and pride in the paw that is contagious. She will be a tremendous role model for our young ladies.

“She and her husband Harold are both Clemson graduates and will be joining our Lady Tiger family once again.”