Coastal Georgia hires Denise Hannah as Head Girls’s Basketball Coach

Women’s basketball | Wed, 1.9.2021 at 12:05 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Ga .– The College of Coastal Georgia Athletics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Hannah, Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

“We are excited to announce the selection of Coach Denise Hannah to lead the Mariners Women’s Basketball team. Coach Hannah brings an infectious passion and enthusiasm for basketball to our team. She is a strong leader who has high standards and expectations She is a proven and effective recruiter who is very familiar with our recruiting footprint. After all, after training at Thomas, she knows our competitors in the Sun Conference and also our student athletes, which makes it possible. They get off to an exceptionally quick start here, “said Sports Director Dr. William Carlton.

“It is an honor to be named next Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the College of Coastal Georgia,” said coach Denise Hannah. I am President Dr. Michelle Johnston, Sporting Director Dr. I am very happy to lead the student athletes on this team to top performances. “

Trainer Hannah joins the College of Coastal Georgia from competing Sun Conference School Thomas University, where she served one season as assistant basketball coach for women. At the same time she was the head coach of the Georgia Pursuit Women’s Basketball National D-League.

Before joining TU, Hannah was a successful academic trainer and athletics consultant at Albany State University. From 2017 to 2019, Hannah was an assistant trainer at St. Thomas University, another Sun Conference institution, for two years. Her knowledge of the Sun Conference and how to be academically and athletically successful will strengthen the Coastal Georgia Women’s Basketball team.

Coach Hannah brings success from professional, college, and high school basketball. She was a high school coach for nine years while teaching at Miami-Date County Public School. She also served as the Athletic Director and Academic Achievement Coordinator in the high school.

Hannah was a distinguished player at Oklahoma City University for four years. She helped lead the team from 1988 to become the NAIA National Champions. After the stellar season, she earned a spot on the NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Second Team. As a NAIA All-America Third Team selection for two seasons, it also received the First Team All-SAC award every four years. She was named Freshman of the Year at the Sooner Athletic Conference. She finished her career as the fifth top scorer of all time and holds the school record in scoring (1,755) and rebounding (1,255).

Hannah played overseas for the Republic of China. During her time on the team, she was the team captain and was named Defensive Player of the Year. She was the team rebounding leader (15 RPG) and took second place in the team in the ranking (17 PPG).

Hannah earned her BS in Criminal Law from Oklahoma City University.

“Since the time of our search was so close to the beginning of the academic year, the time for our search was not ideal. Our search committee had a difficult task in selecting our head coach due to the extraordinarily strong pool of candidates. Our committee had to efficiently evaluate the applicant files to narrow the field down to a small group of finalists. Trainer Hannah’s background and his wealth of experience as a player and trainer were clearly expressed during the initial screening and interview process. Trainer Hannah becomes the fourth head coach of the women’s basketball program. We are confident that she will maintain and enhance the team’s excellence achieved by all of our previous head coaches in the highly competitive Sun Conference, “added Carlton.