Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gregory named women's assistant coach

Former Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball player and current director of basketball operations, Sabrina Gregory, has been promoted to assistant coach. Gregory replaces Krystion Obie Nelson, who is leaving the team to attend to personal matters. Obie Nelson, who wants to continue her education, and her husband James are expecting their first child this summer.

"I would like to thank Krystion for her commitment to our program as a player and a coach. I can’t say enough about what she has meant to me personally and we will miss her dearly. We wish her the best of luck as she begins a new chapter in her life, ” said 49ers coach Karen Aston.

Aston also said if there had to be a change in staff, the timing could not be better. "It is time for her to coach, and I am absolutely thrilled that we can keep her in the 49er family," Aston said of Gregory. "In this business, trust, loyalty and work ethic are huge and she has all of those intangibles."

Over the last two seasons, the 49ers won 41 games, claimed the 2009 Atlantic 10tournament title, made an NCAA tournament appearance and reached the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.