CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte 49ers women's basketball coach Cara Consuegra announced the hiring of Angela Crosby as assistant coach. Crosby, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech, joins Sabrina Gregory and Karen Lange on the 49ers' coaching staff. Crosby has 13 years of collegiate coaching experience after having served as an assistant coach at Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Memphis and Virginia Tech.
"Throughout my search I talked to a lot of people and Angela Crosby's name was one that consistently came up," Consuegra said. "Angela has a great reputation as a recruiter especially in the southeast region. She was a very good player who will be able to mentor and develop our post players. She has an amazing ability to connect with people and has an energy about her that is contagious. Angela operates with integrity and class. She will be a great ambassador for the University and the 49ers women's basketball program."
Crosby came to Charlotte after spending the last three seasons as a member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff. She primarily worked with the post players at Virginia Tech. She was also involved with scouting, recruiting and monitoring the student-athletes academic progress during her three seasons.
Prior to her time at Virginia Tech, she spent the 2007-08 academic year as Assistant Dean of Students and girls' basketball coach at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. Before her time at Whitefield, she served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Memphis from July, 2004 through March 2007. She also worked with the post players at Memphis.
Before joining the coaching staff at Memphis, she spent four years as a member of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coaching staff. During her time at Chattanooga, the Lady Mocs captured four Southern Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years.
The Anderson, South Carolina native began her coaching career as an assistant coach from 1996-2000 at her alma mater Appalachian State. She also served as the Director of the Appalachian State Basketball Camp for Girls.
Before embarking on her coaching career, Crosby enjoyed a stellar playing career at Appalachian State. She scored 1,023 points in two years as a Mountaineer. She also grabbed 510 career rebounds. Crosby averaged 21.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in her Appalachian State career. She concluded her career by being named 1994 Southern Conference Player of the Year.
Prior to transferring to Appalachian State, Crosby was a 1992 NJCAA All-American at Anderson (S.C.) Junior College. She averaged 18 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in her two seasons at Anderson.
She played one season of professional basketball in Barcelona, Spain after graduating from Appalachian State in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Habilitive Science.
"I am thrilled and excited about the opportunity to work with Cara and the entire Charlotte 49ers community," Crosby said. "Cara has assembled a great staff and I feel very proud to be a part of such a wonderful program. We look forward to continuing the tradition that Charlotte will be proud of and continue to support."