DAYTON, Ohio – University of Dayton Vice President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan has announced that Shauna Green will be the Flyers’ new head women’s basketball coach.
“I am excited to introduce Shauna Green as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Dayton,” Sullivan said. “Shauna has been an important part of our women’s basketball success since 2012 and she is well-positioned to continue the program’s strong momentum. She believes in our values and has a deep commitment to the women on our team. She has coached many players on the roster, and is the right person to lead our women’s basketball program.”
In her previous stint at Dayton from 2012-2015, Green contributed to the success of the Flyers and made an impact on the current state of the program. In 2012-13, Dayton won 28 games, tying the most wins in the modern era of the program. The Flyers followed that up in Green’s final season, 2014-15, with another 28 wins, a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and the program’s first Regional Final. Two student-athletes from that team were drafted in the 2015 WNBA Draft – Ally Malott to the Washington Mystics and Andrea Hoover to the Los Angeles Sparks. Hoover ranks fourth all-time on Dayton’s scoring list while Malott ranks seventh.
“I am delighted to welcome Shauna back to the University,” said President Eric Spina. “After meeting with Shauna, it is clear to me that she truly cares about helping student-athletes succeed in all aspects of their UD experience – both in the classroom and on the court. She has tremendous affinity for our University and is superbly prepared to lead this important program; she will absolutely continue our tradition of excellence in women’s basketball.”
Green, who has previous head coaching experience at Loras College, returns to Dayton after spending last season at Northwestern as an assistant on Coach Joe McKeown’s staff. With the Wildcats, Green helped guide the 2015-16 squad to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals where the Wildcats fell to eventual conference champion Maryland. NU went on to earn a berth in the WNIT before falling to San Diego to end the season.
In just one year at Northwestern, Green helped numerous student-athletes earn athletic and academic accolades. Junior guard Nia Coffey earned WBCA All-America and All-Region honors while eight Wildcats were named Academic All-Big Ten. Junior guard Ashley Deary was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive Team as well.
“I am absolutely thrilled to return as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Dayton, a place that is very special to my family and me,” said Shauna Green. “We could not be more excited for the opportunity to return to this outstanding University and the Dayton community. I am very grateful towards Dr. Spina and Neil for their confidence in me to continue to build on the tradition that Coach Jabir established at the University of Dayton.”
Green also has a previous coaching stint at Providence College. With the Friars, she served as recruiting coordinator which carried over to the same role at Dayton. Green was responsible for recruiting many of the current players on the Flyer team.
Green signed a multi-year contract.
A 2002 graduate of Canisius, Green received a degree in business marketing. She went on to earn a master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic administration from Loras. Green and her husband, Andy, have one son, Matteo.
Jim Jabir, head coach of the University of Dayton women’s basketball team, has stepped down for personal reasons after leading the program for 13 seasons.
Jabir is the all-time wins leader in program history. During his tenure as head coach, the Flyers have earned a record of 252-155 at UD including six NCAA appearances for the Flyers (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – along with the program’s first NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2015.
“I am resigning today from the best job I have ever had,” said Jabir. “Some of the greatest people I have ever known and coached are Flyers. Since the Elite Eight run in 2015, I have been emotionally and physically exhausted. I feel it’s now time to take care of my family and personal health. I have given everything I had to the program and the University and I am very proud of what we have built over the past 14 years.
“Our amazing players and the program deserve the very best from their head coach and I feel at this time, I can’t give them that. I want to catch my breath and spend time with my family, “ added Jabir. “I look forward to returning to coaching someday. I will be cheering on the Flyers this season along with the best fans in the country.”
Jabir has undoubtedly led the Flyer women’s basketball team to its most successful stint in modern program history.
“On behalf of the University of Dayton, I want to extend our deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to Coach Jabir for his years of service to the University,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan. “He elevated the women’s program to national prominence and achieved historic levels of success. He has made a lasting impact on our program and the student-athletes he has served.”
Mike Kelly, associate vice president for athletics and current program administrator, will oversee the team while an expedited search for a new head coach is conducted.
Summer Blevins, a 6’2” forward from Marion (OH) Pleasant High School north of Columbus, has given a verbal commitment to Wright State University to continue her basketball career starting in the 2017-18 season.
Blevins, who will be a senior with the Spartans, led her team to the Ohio Division Three state finals last season before falling to Africentric in the title game. She averaged 14.5 points 7.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a junior.
She plays for Central Ohio SMAC during her club season.
The Dabbelt Report is your source for the official Journey to the Tourney information, hosted by the Ohio Girls Basketball Report. This event is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend at Lakota West, and brings together several of Ohio’s top girls basketball teams in a format similar to the Classic in the Country event in January.
You can keep up with the latest info right here on The Dabbelt Report, Ohio’s online source for girls basketball!
Here is the schedule for the first-annual Journey to the Tourney! All games at Lakota West High School.
|10:00 AM||Centerville vs. Ursuline Academy|
|11:30 AM||Miami Trace vs. Benjamin Logan|
|1:00 PM||Bellbrook vs. Waterford|
|2:30 PM||Solon vs. Lawrence North (IN)|
|4:00 PM||Canton McKinley vs. Toledo Notre Dame|
|5:30 PM||Mount Notre Dame vs. Gilmour Academy|
|7:00 PM||Lakota West vs. Columbus North (IN)|
|8:30 PM||Huber Heights Wayne vs. Forest Trail Academy (NC)|
|10:30 AM||TBA vs. Glen Este|
|12:00 PM||Forest Trail Academy (NC) vs. Mason|
|1:30 PM||Toledo Notre Dame vs. Mount Notre Dame 1|
|3:00 PM||Gilmour Academy vs. Toledo Whitmer|
|4:30 PM||Toledo Rogers vs. Ursuline Academy|
|6:00 PM||Pickerington Central vs. Huber Heights Wayne|
|7:30 PM||Lakota West vs. Kettering Fairmont|