BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University Lady Topper Basketball graduate assistant Laura Terry has been named an assistant coach at Weber State, it was announced Thursday by the Weber State Women’s Basketball program.
“I am so proud of Laura and excited for this opportunity that she has to be an assistant coach at the Division One level,” said WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. “Having been around Laura while coaching her at Louisville and during her time as a graduate assistant for us at WKU, I know she will be a great mentor for young people through the game of basketball. She has been so important to our success over the last two years at WKU and she will be a great asset to Coach Ord’s staff.”
Terry has spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant for the Lady Toppers, helping the program regain its footing as a national name in women’s college basketball. In 2012-13, Terry helped WKU engineer one of the nation’s best turnaround, helping WKU to 13 additional wins over the prior season, setting the Sun Belt Conference record for largest win improvement. The team also won eight additional conference wins over the prior season, tying the league record. In 2013-14, the team went 24-9 on its way to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.
A native of Ironton, Ohio, Terry was a member of Louisville's 2009 National Championship team. Terry saw action in 32 games during her freshman season, scoring a career-high 18 points in a victory over Mercer. Terry injured her knee in December of her sophomore season, but returned to the court for limited action later that season as U of L made a run to the 2009 National Championship Game. She returned to the court her junior year but saw action in just 11 games before ending the season with her third knee surgery.
Terry played in 64 games with the Cardinals and started in eight. She finished her career shooting 51.9 percent from the field. Due to injuries, Terry served as a student assistant in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
A member of the varsity basketball team at Rose Hill High School for six years, Terry earned second-team all-state honors during her junior and senior seasons. She also helped Rose Hill become the smallest school to reach the KHSAA Sweet 16® Championship Game during her junior year, and another state-tournament appearance as a senior.
Terry holds a degree from the University of Louisville with a double major in Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science) and Physical Education with Teacher Prep.
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