DENTON -- North Texas today hired Clemson assistant Shanice Stephens as women's basketball coach.
Stephens was associate head coach at Clemson for three seasons
after spending nine years at Rice.
At 36, she's the youngest head coach in the Sun Belt Conference.
As the recruiting coordinator at Clemson, she brought in Lele
Hardy, who made the Atlantic Coast Conference all-freshman team in
2007 after leading the league with 3.27 steals per game.
Rice won at least 20 games and qualified for the postseason six
times in the nine seasons Stephens was on staff.
Stephens played on two NCAA tournament teams at Oklahoma State
in the 1990s after starting her college career at Austin Peay. She
has a master's degree from Central Oklahoma.