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Ezell selected as Bahamas national team assistant coach
Monday, May 05, 2014
Will join Jacksonville’s Yolett McCuin on the sidelines
NASSAU, Bahamas (May 5, 2014) – ETSU head women’s basketball coach Brittney Ezell has been named assistant coach for the Bahamas women’s national basketball team, as announced by the Bahamas Basketball Federation.
“I am honored and excited to have been invited and appointed to serve as an assistant coach for the women’s national team of the Bahamas,” said Ezell. “I am looking forward to working with coach McCuin and helping move the women’s basketball program forward for the Bahamas Basketball Federation. It will be a great opportunity to learn and grow as a coach through international competition.”
Ezell – who just completed her first season at ETSU after spending the previous three at Belmont University – will join Jacksonville women’s basketball head coach and Bahamian national team leading-lady Yolett McCuin on the sidelines as the squad’s coaching staff. The pair will guide the 12-member team through preliminary action, looking to qualify for the 2016 Olympic games. Trials for prospective players will be held May 16 -18 in the Bahamas to help complete the team.
“Coach Ezell has been successful at many levels,” said McCuin. “I am excited to have her input and look forward to working with her this summer during the Championship games.”
Once a full team is selected in June, training for competition in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation games in July will begin. The CBC Championship is a FIBA-sponsored basketball tournament in which national teams from the Caribbean participate. This year, the top-three teams will earn berths in the Centrobasket Championship where they will compete for spots in the FIBA Americas Championship. Advancement from those games will allow teams to qualify for the FIBA World Championship or Olympics. The senior women’s championship will begin on July 8 with the Bahamas suiting up against the Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic and Barbados in the preliminary rounds. Currently leading the Caribbean as the winningest nation with nine medals, the Bahamas boasts six gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
Additional information about the 2014 Bahamas women’s national basketball team can be found here.
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