Monday, June 9, 2008

Ex-player Gregory joins 49ers' women's basketball staff

Sabrina Gregory isn't leaving the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team after all.

Charlotte coach Karen Aston on Monday hired Gregory, who helped lead the 49ers to 80 wins and four consecutive postseason berths, as the team's director of basketball operations.

“I appreciated so much the passion she played the game while here at Charlotte and know that she will transfer that to the professional side of our game. I knew the moment I met her that she has an extraordinary gift in leadership, and I do believe that this will be a stepping stone for her into a successful coaching career," Aston said.

Last November, Gregory became the 15th player in school history to score 1,000 career points and finished her career ranked 11th in school history with 1,286 career points. She finished her career at Charlotte ranked among the program’s career leaders in points, assists, steals, field goals made, minutes played and games played.

Gregory finished the 2007-08 season second on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) while leading the team in assists with 125. She led the Atlantic 10 in free-throw shooting at 86 percent. She graduated last month with a bachelor's degree in mathematics for business.

As the director of basketball operations, she will be responsible for team travel, coordinating the duties of managers and working basketball camps.