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Wednesday, June 15, 2011Lipscomb women’s basketball coach Frank Bennett announced Wednesday the hiring of Jada Mincy as an assistant coach.
Mincy, a Memphis native, joins the Lady Bisons after serving as an assistant on the McNeese State staff for the previous two seasons.
“Jada is an out-going people person and has a great personality for recruiting,” Bennett said. “She brings a couple years of Division I experience in addition to having a very successful sales record working as a pharmaceutical sales representative prior to coaching at McNeese.”
She was a standout player for the Ole Miss Rebels from 2003 to 2007 leading the team to three post season tournaments including the Elite Eight in her senior year. She was named the Ole Miss Female Athlete of the Year that year.
“She played in a high-level environment at Ole Miss and she has a strong faith which is integral to our program,” Bennett said.
Mincy decided to join the Lady Bisons because of her faith and the belief in Lipscomb’s mission.
“By coming to Lipscomb I’m able to express my faith without restrictions of a state school,” Mincy said. “As we try to develop the character of our players, it’s important to incorporate Christianity.”
Mincy was the recruiting coordinator at McNeese State and focused on coaching the post players in addition to scouting and film editing duties.
After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Ole Miss in 2007, Mincy spent two years in pharmaceutical sales where her sales ranked in the top four percent nationally. Both of her brothers were collegiate basketball players too.
Mincy replaces Krystle Horton who left to pursue teaching and coaching at the secondary level.