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Felisha Legette-Jack

Felisha Legette-Jack will participate in her third coaching assignment with USA Basketball as an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team. Legette-Jack previously served as an assistant coach for the 2003 USA U21 World Cup and 2005 USA U19 World Cup gold medalist teams.

 

Legette-Jack is currently in her seventh season (2012-13 to present) as head coach for University at Buffalo and has a 139-85 overall record (.621) (all records as of March 11, 2019),which is the second most wins in program history by a head coach. Under Legette-Jack, the Bulls have produced three straight 20-plus win seasons for the second time in school history.

 

In 2018-19, Legette-Jack has led the Bulls to a 20-9 overall record and 12-6 in the Mid-American Conference, heading into the MAC Tournament.

 

In 2017-18, the Bulls earned an NCAA Tournament at-large bid and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history after upsets over No. 6 South Florida and No. 3 Florida State. They finished with a program record 29-6 overall and 16-2 in the MAC. They also claimed in their first-ever MAC East division regular season championship and earned the No. 2 seed in the MAC tournament, which was the highest in program history.

 

Legette-Jack previously was the head coach at Indiana University for six years (2006-07 to 2011-12) and head coach at Hofstra University for four years (2002-03 to 2005-06). She also had an 11-year run (1991-92 to 2001-02) as an assistant coach for programs including Boston College, Michigan State and Syracuse University.

 

While she was the head coach at Hofstra University, she guided the 2005-06 team to one of the best seasons in school history. Their 19 wins were the second-most in school history, and their 12 conference wins tied a school record. 

 

The New York native graduated from Syracuse in 1989 with a double major in child and family studies and psychology. At Syracuse, she scored 1,526 points and added 927 rebounds. She graduated as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in program history and now ranks fifth and third. She was the 1985 Big East Rookie of the Year and is now in the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame, the Syracuse Urban League Hall of Fame and the Syracuse Orange Plus Hall of Fame.

 

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