April 30, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head women's basketball coach Cindy Fisher announced today the hiring of Trina Wilson as an assistant coach with the Cowgirl basketball program. Wilson's hiring is subject to UW Board of Trustee approval.
Wilson, 29, comes to Wyoming from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., where she has been an assistant coach since 1996. In her time at Delaware, she helped in all aspects of recruiting for the women's basketball program, along with coaching the post players, and was an Assistant Director of the Women's Basketball Camp. Prior to her time at Delaware, she was an Administrative Assistant at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., where she earned her bachelor's degree in interior design in 1993.
Wilson, a native of New York City, was a four-year letterwinner at Western Kentucky. She led the Hilltoppers, one of the top programs in America, to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16 appearances and a trip to the final four in 1992. Upon her graduation, she played professionally in Turkey and France.
"I am very excited about the addition of Trina to my staff," Head Coach Cindy Fisher said. "When the position came open I knew that Trina was the person I wanted, and fortunately for us it worked out. She brings a great deal of experience and knowledge with her. She is going to be a great asset in the development of our post players."
"I am excited about the opportunity given to me by the University of Wyoming," said Wilson. "I want to thank Coach Fisher, and look forward to working with her, the coaching staff and the players. This program has great potential and is going places, which makes me proud to be a part of it."
"We are very excited with the hiring of Trina Wilson," Athletics Director Lee Moon said. "With bringing in someone of her caliber and experience, it will enable us to broaden our recruiting opportunities. It also provides another quality assistant to enhance the womens basketball program."
Wilson joins Chris Carroll and Mary Ann Falcosky on Fisher's coaching staff. Carroll and Falcosky have been with the Cowgirl program for a year, after joining the staff shortly after Fisher was named head coach.