Fayetteville State names new women's basketball coach

Serena King-Coleman (Fayetteville State University)

Fayetteville State University has named Serena King-Coleman as the 13th head women's basketball coach in program history, the university announced Thursday.

King-Coleman comes to FSU after seven seasons as head women's basketball coach at Kentucky State University, where she compiled an overall record of 99-67.

Last season was her best in coaching as she guided Kentucky State to a 24-5 record, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship game and an appearance in the NCAA DII South Regionals.

"We are delighted to welcome Serena King-Coleman to the FSU family. She is a winner and a respected mentor of young women," said director of athletics Anthony Bennett. "Beyond her impressive competitive success, her vision for Fayetteville State women's basketball, knowledge of the game, and infectious energy left us confident Serena will lead Lady Bronco women's basketball into a perennial contender."

Her head coaching career began at Gardner-Webb University. She served as the interim head women's basketball coach during the 2003-04 season. King-Coleman held the position of associate head women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at GWU before being promoted to interim head coach.

"I'm extremely grateful and excited to join the Fayetteville State family and lead the women's basketball program," King-Coleman said. "This is a great opportunity for me and my family. ... This is a huge blessing and I'm ready to do the best job possible."

King-Coleman played for UNC Greensboro from 1993-97, earning Big South All-Rookie honors her freshman year.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1998.

King-Coleman and her husband, Meade, have three children.

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