A familiar face for Tulsa fans can now be found on the Tulsa Shock's sidelines.
Kathy McConnell-Miller, the former TU Women's Basketball coach, has been hired as one of Teresa Edwards' assistant coaches.
McConnell-Miller lead Tulsa to two WNIT Tournaments in her six seasons with the Golden Hurricane.
The Shock's official release is below:
Former University of Tulsa and Colorado Head Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller will join Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards on the Shock bench as an assistant for the remainder of the season.
McConnell-Miller was the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa from 1999 to 2005. From 2005 to 2010, she was the head basketball coach at the University of Colorado.
"I'm very excited to have the enthusiasm and energy that she's going to bring to us. We need that. We need to put the fun back in basketball in Tulsa and I really believe Kathy will bring that," Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards said. "I think what really sold me on Kathy was her persistence and attention to detail. She was trying to help me from afar as much has as she could. I'm very confident that I have a loyal comrade with me on this one. We are aiming to do great things here and we are going to work extremely hard."
At the University of Tulsa, McConnell-Miller led the Golden Hurricanes to two WNIT appearances (2004 and 2005) before moving to Colorado where she led the team to the 2008 WNIT post-season tournament.
"I'm extremely excited to be part of this city and its incredible fans once again with the Tulsa Shock organization," McConnell-Miller said. "I think my expectations are to help bring a championship caliber team to this city and engage as quickly as I can to help Coach Teresa Edwards with the goals she has set for this team. I want to help bring out the absolute best in our players. Coaching is my passion and to be sitting beside one of the greatest players to ever play basketball is something I look forward to a great deal."
McConnell-Miller will be on the bench for the first time on Tuesday July 26 when the Shock take on the Atlanta Dream at the BOK Center at 7 p.m.