Howard University has hired Tiesha “Ty” Grace as its new women’s basketball head coach. The school athletic department’s official website reported Grace’s hiring.
Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and Interim AD Shelley Davis elaborated on their decision to bring in Grace.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Grace to the Howard family,” said President Frederick. “We anticipate great things coming from our Women’s Basketball team through her coaching and leadership.”
Added Davis, “Coach Grace’s success as a head coach at New Haven – on the court, in the community, and in the classroom – is remarkable and we are excited to welcome her to Howard. Her integrity, leadership style, coaching & recruiting ability, and commitment to excellence make her an exceptional fit to lead the program.”
Grace spent the previous two seasons as head coach of her alma mater, the Division II University of New Haven Chargers. She went 44-19 over that stretch and has also served as an assistant coach at Seton Hall and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Now, she will be tasked with taking over a Lady Bison team that went 4-27 (3-13 MEAC) last season and 15-47 (9-23 MEAC) in two seasons under former coach Tennille Adams. Hopefully, she can turn the program around for the better and make Howard a program to watch for years to come.
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