Newly hired as University of Delaware’s Women’s Basketball coach Natasha Adair, announced her coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Adair who is the fourth coach in the women’s program at Delaware, hired three staff members with close ties to her former coaching program Georgetown. Those three former Georgetown alums are Sarah Jenkins who will be an assistant coach, Mykala Walker who also be an assistant coach and David White who will be the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations. The only hold over from former coach Tina Martin’s staff is Kayla Miller who is the Director of Basketball Operations for the third season.

Profiles of the Staff: ( Via of University of Delaware)

Sarah Jenkins

 Responsibilities:  Coordinating recruiting efforts, working with perimeter players
· Spent past three seasons as an assistant coach under Adair at Georgetown
· Helped guide the Hoyas to their first postseason appearance since 2011-12
· Developed All-BIG EAST selections Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White; Adomako was also tabbed the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
· More than eight years of coaching experience with stops at The Geneva School (Fla.) and Winter Park High School (Fla.) where she led squads to a pair of district championships as well as two regional final appearances
· Played four seasons at Georgetown, where she was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star, served as a two-year captain and finished career amongst all-time

Adair on Jenkins:
“I’m honored to have Sarah join our staff and be a part of this amazing Blue Hens family.  She is well respected in the women’s basketball community and that will serve us well in our recruiting efforts.  Sarah is driven by her tireless work ethic and will to win and her excitement and energy for the game is contagious.  Her IQ and passion for teaching the game of basketball is what will make her an asset to our program and the University of Delaware

Mykala Walker

Responsibilities:  Growth and development of interior players
· Previously served as assistant director of basketball operations (2016-17) and graduate assistant (2014-16) for Adair at Georgetown University
· Four-year standout at Wake Forest that was a part of the winningest class in program history
· Represented the Demon Deacons women’s basketball team as a member of the Athletic Director’s Council, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and helped create the Black and Golden Globe Awards
· Helped lead her high school basketball program to historic accomplishments, including the first-ever appearance in the state Class 5A Final Four

Adair on Walker:

“I’m thrilled that Mykala has decided to join our Blue Hens family.  She is a young star in this profession who prides herself on work and winning. Her leadership, team-first mentality and knowledge of the game of basketball is what makes her an outstanding addition to our program and family.”

 

Kayla Miller:

Responsibilities:  Oversight of travel arrangements, practice scheduling, team managers and administrative duties
· Will begin her third season in role during the 2017-18 campaign
· As a player, helped guide the Hens to back-to-back CAA titles and a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance
· Finished playing career ranked 14th in program history with 256 assists and ranked 17th nationally with a 2.18 assist to turnover ratio as a senior
· Dedicated advocate for service and helping others as a volunteer with Special Olympics of Delaware, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware, Kay’s Kamp, Ronald McDonald House and A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital amongst numerous other organizations

Adair on Miller:

“I’m excited that Kayla has decided to stay with the Blue Hens family.  She is no stranger to success here and her championship mentality will serve as a great example for our players.  Kayla is a winner and sponge for learning and growth opportunities; she has a bright future in this profession.”

David White

 Responsibilities:  Video coordination, assist with scheduling and scouting in addition to assisting with administrative duties
· Spent past three seasons at Georgetown as the director of basketball operations
· Previously spent time at the College of Charleston (director of operations) and Wake Forest (video assistant)
· Served as a student manager at North Carolina under legendary head coaches Sylvia Hatchell and Roy Williams

Adair on White:

“I’m elated that David has decided to join our Blue Hens family. I have worked alongside David for more than six years and his loyalty, commitment and dedication is invaluable to our successes.  His expertise with technology, computer software, trouble shooting and video enhancements will keep our program on the cutting edge.”

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