Former Spartan star ChoRhonda Gwaltney joins UNCG staff
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former UNCG standout ChoRhonda Gwaltney will join the Spartans' women's basketball staff for the 2010-11 season, head coach Lynne Agee announced Tuesday.
Gwaltney, who starred as a point guard for the Spartans from 1997-2001, replaces Jon Hines, who resigned in May. Gwaltney spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Campbell University.
"We've been trying to hire ChoRhonda back since she graduated," Agee said. "The timing was never right, either for us or for her, and finally it was. Now she has six years of coaching experience under her belt. She will bring the same if not more enthusiasm to her job that she brought to the court as a player. Her personality is going to give our team a big boost. We're also excited about her being able to work with the guards. They'll learn a lot from one of the best point guards we've ever had."
UNCG went 81-36 during Gwaltney's time in a Spartan uniform, winning the Southern Conference regular-season title in 1999 and the tournament title in 1998 as UNCG made its first NCAA tournament appearance at the Division I level. The Dudley, N.C., native was a three-time All-Southern Conference pick, taking second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team distinction as a junior and senior. She was also a two-time All-SoCon Tournament selection and was the tournament's MVP in 2000-01.
Nearly a decade after her graduation, Gwaltney still sits seventh in school history in career scoring (1,252 points), fifth in assists (420), third in free throws made (335) and fourth in 3-pointers made (123) and steals (242).
During her time at Campbell, the Camels went 26-34 overall. Campbell went 9-11 in the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2009-10 and was the No. 3 seed at the league tournament.
Prior to her stint at Campbell, Gwaltney was an assistant at Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va., for four years. There, she helped the Tigers to a second-place finish in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Eastern Division in 2007-08. She also served as Saint Paul's interim head coach for 10 games.
Gwaltney was also a coach for the Greensboro Galaxy AAU organization for three years.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from UNCG in 2001, Gwaltney earned a master's in sports management from Virginia State University in 2008.
In addition to working with the guards, Gwaltney will assist in all other aspects of coaching, including recruiting, scouting, scheduling and organizing camps for the Spartans.
Gwaltney will assume her duties this week.
UNCG – Named ChoRhonda Gwaltney assistant women's basketball coach.
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