In The Beginning: How UC Is Rebuilding Its Women’s Basketball Program

Posted by Betsy Ross on August-27-2009 Add Comments

In the photo shown, UConn celebrates its national championship at the White House, a month before assistant coach Jamelle Elliott left the Huskies to join UC.

We're a good six weeks away from the official start of college basketball practice, but for Jamelle Elliott and the Cincinnati Bearcats, the 2009-2010 season started back in May.

That's when Coach Elliott was named head coach for the University of Cincinnati women's basketball team, her first-ever head coaching job.

In the process, she left behind a pretty comfortable position as an assistant at the University of Connecticut, where national titles have become as expected each winter as a good Nor'easter.

That day in May, the work began.
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