Coastal Carolina women's basketball hires Rock grad

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Heather Kearney, a 1999 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has been named assistant women's basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University.

"We are extremely proud to have Heather joining our staff here at Coastal Carolina," Jaida Williams, head women's coach, said. "She is a proven winner and has had tremendous success at every program she has been a part of."

Since graduating from SRU, Kearney coached at California University, including head coach in 2008-09, and as assistant coach for Appalachian State.

Kearney played basketball at SRU from 1995-99. She led the team to an NCAA Division II East Regional Championship and was named a Kodak All-American. SRU inducted Kearney into the Hall of Fame in 2010.