Omaha, Neb. — Former Bluejay participant and assistant coach Chevelle Saunsoci (Herring) is returning to the Creighton girls’s basketball bench, reprising her function as an assistant coach.
“Creighton was a very difficult place for me to leave in the first place so it feels surreal being back,” mentioned Saunsoci. “I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity, I’m so excited to be back on the sidelines!”
As a participant from 2005-10, she closed her profession with 1,098 factors and 254 assists, serving to the Bluejays attain the postseason thrice. Saunsoci served as an assistant coach for the Bluejays for seven seasons (2013-14 to 2019-20), guiding Creighton to the NCAA Event in 2013, 2017 and 2018 in addition to a share of the BIG EAST common season title in 2016-17.
Saunsoci spent the final two seasons in the Omaha space, beginning her personal Business to open doorways to school for underserved youth.
“Chevy does such a great job of helping young women grow, both on and off the court,” mentioned Creighton head girls’s basketball coach Jim Flanery. “Chevy understands how we have success at Creighton, she brings an enthusiasm for the everyday that will push our players and staff to be at our best.”
One among the many highlights of Saunsoci’s first tenure as a Bluejay assistant coach was her work with Jaylyn Agnew. The duo developed a bond throughout Agnew’s redshirt season, that also exists. Agnew grew to earn the BIG EAST Freshman of the Yr honor in 2017, an All-BIG EAST Event Crew choice in 2019, the BIG EAST Participant of the Yr in 2020 and went on to turn into Creighton’s first participant drafted in the WNBA.
“Chevy loves basketball and she loves Creighton,” added Flanery. “She will really Help us continue to grow interest in our program within the community.”
Saunsoci replaces Linda Sayavongchanh who accepted a place at Indiana College earlier this summer season.