Angie Nelp was named an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator to the Rice Owls staff on April 24, 2015.
Nelp joins the Owls after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Mercer. Nelp joined the Mercer women's basketball staff in 2011 and was responsible for coaching the guards, as well as scout and film preparation.
Prior to Mercer, Nelp served as director of basketball operations at Marquette University. She also spent one season as a graduate assistant coach on the Arkansas women's basketball staff under then head coach Tom Collen.
Nelp played collegiate basketball at Colorado State, racking up 1,397 points, 629 rebounds, 356 assists and 261 steals in four seasons. During her time with the Rams she earned Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honors, was a first-team All-MWC selection, a Kodak All-America Honorable Mention nomination and was named an academic all-conference performer in all four seasons.
After graduating from Colorado State in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science, she went on to spend two seasons with the NWBL Colorado Chill and one season with 08 Stockholm in Sweden. As a professional, she helped lead the Chill to the 2005 NWBL title and the 08 Stockholm to the 2003 Swedish national crown.
Following her professional career, Nelp returned to the United States to serve as the head girls' basketball coach at Yorktown High in Yorktown, Ind.
Nelp and her husband Jake have two sons, JJ (4) and Louis (3).
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