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Felisha Legette-Jack hired as Syracuse women’s basketball coach

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Felisha Legette-Jack has been named as the new Syracuse women’s basketball coach, with the school announcing the news on Saturday.

A 1989 graduate of Syracuse and former player, Legette-Jack, will return to the school as the seventh head coach in program history.

Legette-Jack comes to Syracuse by way of Buffalo, where she coached for ten seasons, posting five 20-win campaigns. Buffalo ended the 2021-2022 season with a 25-9 record and were 14-1 at home. Legette-Jack has also led programs at Indiana and Hofstra.

“I’m coming home! These words bring me great joy,” Legette-Jack said in a statement. “I thank Chancellor Syverud and Director of Athletics John Wildhack for this amazing opportunity. It is a privilege and an honor to accept this position as your next head women’s basketball coach. The love that I have for our city, our University, and our Athletics Department cannot be measured.”

Legette-Jack replaces Vonn Read, who served as acting head coach for the 2021-2022 season after Quentin Hillsman’s resignation.

“We are thrilled to have Coach Legette-Jack lead our Women’s Basketball program,” said Wildhack. “She is a builder of programs, evidenced by the success she had at the University at Buffalo. She is totally committed to the full development of every student-athlete and staff member who is part of her program. On behalf of Syracuse Athletics, all our alumni and fans around the globe, we welcome Coach Legette-Jack and her family back to Syracuse University and Central New York.”