assistant coach • first season
Leigh Gregory is in her first season as an assistant coach on Pam Borton’s Golden Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff. Gregory will assist with post player development, scouting and recruiting and is the staff liason with the Mc Namara Academic Center. “We are excited to have Leigh join the Gopher family,” said Borton. “Leigh is an outstanding young coach who will be a perfect fit at Minnesota. She is a great communicator with exceptional people skills. She is a great recruiter and will be an exceptional coach on the floor with our players. I am thrilled to have her join our staff and I know our players will be as well.” “I thrilled and very excited about this opportunity to come to Minnesota and work with Pam, her staff and the players,” said Gregory. “The Minnesota women’s basketball program gets such great support from the administration and the fans. You look to surround your-
self with good people and great things can happen. This opportunity was one I just couldn’t pass up.” Gregory is a young, energetic coach who has moved up in the coaching ranks quickly. She comes to Minnesota after one-season stints at Santa Clara and Denver. Gregory played her collegiate basketball at California, where she was a four-year starting post player for the Golden Bears from 2001-05. She scored 1,136 career points and ranks 11th in Cal history. As a senior, she garnered All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention acclaim, Academic All-Pac 10 honors and served as a team captain. Gregory earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Gregory At A Glance BASKETBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Assistant Coach University of Minnesota 2009 to present Assistant Coach Santa Clara University 2008-09 Assistant Coach Denver University 2007-08 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Women’s Basketball California, 2001-05 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, California Sociology, 2005
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Published on Dec 1, 2009