By: Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON - Rice University head women's basketball coach Tina Langley announced the hiring of assistant coach Lee Aduddell on Tuesday.
Aduddell joins the Owls after spending the previous four years as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she served as the recruiting coordinator, oversaw the development of Omaha's perimeter players, scout and film prep, and organized elite camp coordination.
"Lee Aduddell is one of the best young coaches in women's basketball," said Langley. "Throughout her playing and coaching career, Lee has paved her way with great work ethic and character. She has learned from some of the most respected coaches in our profession and brings a wealth of knowledge in recruiting, scouting, and player development. Her passion for the game and for mentoring young women is what makes her such a great fit for our program."
During her tenure with the Mavericks, Aduddell planned and executed offseason development for guard play by position. She was responsible for in-season guard film, position work, and individual development with shooters. Aduddell coached a Summit League All-First Team selection, a Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year award winners.
"I am so honored to be joining the Rice women's basketball family and I look forward to building on the success Coach Langley and this team have already achieved," said Aduddell.
Prior to her time at UNO, Aduddell spent two years working as a graduate assistant under hall of famer head coach Sherri Coale at the University of Oklahoma. During her two-year stint at OU, the Sooners posted a 45-24 record and made a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2013. Aduddell's duties at OU included assisting the staff in recruiting correspondence, recruiting database maintenance and facilitating practice stats.
Aduddell began her coaching career in 2008 at Trinity University in San Antonio, where she spent three years serving many roles (recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, travel). During her tenure she successfully recruited players who would go on to earn first-team all-conference, conference player of the year, conference defensive player of the year, all-region and honorable mention all-America honors.
Aduddell graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2008, where she served as the junior varsity coach in her final year of eligibility. An Edmond, Okla., native, Aduddell received a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Abilene Christian University in 2008 and a master's in athletic administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2013.