Collier added to women’s basketball staff

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Former Wake Forest basketball player Camille Collier has been named an assistant coach at Radford University.

Radford head coach Mike McGuire announced the addition of Camille Collier as an assistant coach on his women’s basketball staff Wednesday afternoon.

“I want to welcome Camille to Radford and our women’s basketball program. She brings well-rounded experience to our program both as a former student-athlete at Wake Forest and as a collegiate coach at Jacksonville,” McGuire said. “Camille gained valuable experience at Jacksonville in building a program into a championship contender, which aligns with our expectations each season at Radford.”

In her role with the Highlanders; Collier will assist in recruiting, scouting, perimeter player development and academics.

Collier arrives in Radford following four seasons as an assistant coach at Jacksonville. In the spring of 2016, she was elevated to recruiting coordinator. Prior to the promotion, Jacksonville claimed its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference championship, and trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team posted a record of 22-11, the third 20-win season in program history, with an 11-3 mark in conference contests.

The 2016-17 seasons saw the Dolphins compile a 23-9 record and 11-3 clip in ASUN, earning a bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Radford women’s basketball staff and become a part of the Radford community. Coach McGuire has had tremendous success building this program and creating a standard of excellence on the floor, in the classroom and community,” Collier noted. “I am thrilled to mentor our student-athletes and assist them in becoming the best versions of themselves.”

A former standout at Wake Forest, Collier wrapped up her career as a student-athlete in 2012 by helping the Demon Deacons to a 20-win season and the second round of the WNIT.

Collier was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic team as freshman when she led ACC rookies with her 8.2 scoring average and also earned a place on the ACC Honor Roll two other times.

After finishing her career as a Demon Deacon, Collier served as a graduate assistant coach at Georgia State.

A native of Washington, D.C., Collier earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wake Forest in 2011 and a master’s degree in education in 2012.

“I know she’ll provide passion and energy to our program in several areas including recruiting and the development of our young women on and off the court,” McGuire noted. “The addition of Camille is another great step of momentum for our program.”

— Courtesy of RU Athletics

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