DAYTON, Ohio – University of Dayton Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Jabir recently announced upgrades to his staff. Following one of the best seasons in program history, in which the Flyers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Jabir and the administration at UD have taken steps to continue the success of Dayton women’s basketball. The changes include promotions, realignment of responsibilities and the announcement of a new director of basketball operations.
Kyle Rechlicz, entering her fourth season as an assistant coach at Dayton, was promoted to associate head coach. A native of Indianapolis, Rechlicz participated in the 2010 NCAA Women Coaches Academy over the summer. She was a standout guard at Wisconsin and was the recruiting coordinator at Cleveland State before joining the Flyer staff in 2007.
“Kyle is a tremendous coach and is responsible for much of our success,” said Jabir. “This promotion is well-deserved and I have a lot of gratitude for everything she has put into this program.”
Angie Russell, now in her second season at UD, was promoted to recruiting coordinator. She served as an assistant coach at Cleveland State for three seasons before coming to Dayton last year. She was a standout, athletically and academically, at Eastern Illinois, where she graduated with a degree in speech communication in just three years.
“Angie, like Kyle, is a great recruiter,” said Jabir. “She is good with people, and respected and trusted. She’ll do a great job with our 2012 class.”
Amanda Fischer has been named the UD women’s basketball director of operations. A 2010 UD graduate who served as a manager for four years, she will coordinate all of Dayton's travel, and oversee day-to-day basketball operations and the Jim Jabir Basketball Camps The native of Frankfort, Ill. is also pursuing her master’s degree in sport leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I am so grateful that we could create this position and bring Amanda on board,” said Jabir. “She did so much for the program during her four years.”
Linda Waltz, entering her 14th season with the University of Dayton athletics division as an administrative assistant for women's basketball, has been promoted to an administrative associate. Former part-time director of operations Frank Goldsberry will remain on staff as Dayton’s video coordinator, and former UD women’s basketball player Louise Oess Jones will continue to serve as assistant director of basketball operations.
“I love our staff. We work so well together,” said Jabir. “Our success also has a lot to do with the consistency of our staff. I’m extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish, and we are going to continue to work hard and reap the benefits of that hard work with positive results.”