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Terri Mitchell

Camp Staff

Terri Mitchell – Head Coach

Few have matched the success of head coach Terri Mitchell. In fact, this past November Mitchell earned her 300th career win making her the all time winningest basketball coach in Marquette's history.  She also has a better winning percentage and has taken her teams to more post-season action - seven NCAA Tournaments and four WNIT's - than any other previous Marquette women's basketball coach.  In each of the last seven seasons, the Golden Eagles have earned a post-seasons berth - including the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  

On the court, Mitchell's teams are known for their well-balanced offense coupled with a tenacious style of defense. Off the court, Mitchell's teams are also known for their academic excellence. During her tenure as head coach, Marquette has graduated every player that has stayed for all four years of academics and athletics.  

Her student-athletes have earned numerous individual accolades, both on and off the court. Since 1996, 18 of Mitchell's players have earned all-conference honors, while two have achieved All-America status, with Krystal Ellis becoming MU's latest All-America selection following the 2006-07 season. In addition, 27 have earned spots on the league's Academic Honor Roll and two have been awarded has a Golden Eagles women's basketball player earned GTE Academic All-America honors. Prior to becoming head coach, Mitchell had been an assistant for the Golden Eagles for five seasons. She was instrumental in recruiting Marquette 's 1996-97 freshman class, which was ranked 12th in the nation by the Blue Star Index. Marquette posted an 87-61 record and made three postseason appearances during Mitchell's tenure as an assistant.  

Service is not only a large part of Mitchell's life, but it is of her team as well. The Golden Eagles are involved in many service projects throughout the year including Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Al's Run and Walk, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, the American Heart Association, school speaking engagements and clinics.  

A native of Harrisburg , Pa. , Mitchell was a four-year letter winner and team co-captain at Duquesne University . After an outstanding career with the Dukes, Mitchell graduated cum laude with a psychology degree in 1989. She began her coaching career serving as a graduate assistant at Arizona State during the 1989-90 season.

 Michelle Nason – Assistant Coach

Michelle Nason joined Terri Mitchell's staff in 1996-97, and with the exception of a one-year stint at Saint Louis University in 2001-02, has been an integral part of the Golden Eagles' coaching staff each season during her 11-year tenure. One of Nason's primary responsibilities is to oversee the wing players. It is a natural fit for Nason to work with Marquette’s shooters after ranking among the top five in three-point shooting during her collegiate career at Bradley University.

Kiesha Oliver-Hayes - Director of Student Athlete Development

Former Marquette Women's basketball standout Kiesha Oliver-Hayes enters her second season as the program's director of student-athlete development, women’s basketball.  Oliver-Hayes is involved with day-to-day operations of women's basketball as well as initiating and directing MU's community service opportunities.  A four-year letter winner at Marquette, Oliver-Hayes helped the Golden Eagles to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1997-2000) and back-to-back Conference USA Regular Season titles.  Oliver-Hayes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Marquette in 2000.