Stacie Terry, an assistant coach at the Division I level since 2001, spent two years as an assistant coach for the LSU women’s basketball program from 2011-13. Terry assisted in all aspects of coaching for the Lady Tigers. Her responsibilities included player development, recruiting and scouting. She worked primarily with the guards.
Terry was named head coach at San Diego State University on May 15, 2013, becoming the first Nikki Caldwell assistant coach to earn a head coaching position.
Terry helped Caldwell haul in a top-20 recruiting class in her first season as ranked by ESPN HoopGurlz.com. In addition, the Lady Tigers recorded 28 wins, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and earned a berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game for the first time since 2008.
Terry came to LSU after serving as an assistant coach at UCLA for three seasons under Nikki Caldwell. During her tenure, the Bruins won 72 games, reached the NCAA Tournament twice and recorded back-to-back second-place finishes in the Pac-10 Conference.
She helped bring the UCLA program to national prominence that culminated with a 28-5 record and a No. 3 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The squad recorded the fewest losses in school history with five. The Bruins also inked the nation’s third-ranked recruiting class according to ESPN HoopGurlz.
Prior to UCLA, Terry spent the 2007-08 season at Southern Miss, which posted a 21-14 record and advanced to postseason play in the WNIT. Terry spearheaded the development and coordination of the Lady Eagle recruiting campaign. Her responsibilities also included working with the perimeter players, scouting opponents and film breakdown, as well as coordinating all of the team’s community service events.
Terry spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Illinois from 2004-07 under legendary Illini coach Theresa Grentz. Her Illini recruiting classes ranked among the Top 20 in the nation and primary duties included defensive instruction and working with the perimeter players. She also coached at the University of Dayton during the 2003-04 season and she was an assistant at Louisville from 2001-03.
At Louisville, her role included recruiting, scouting, player development, summer camps and serving as a liaison for the program’s community service outreach. The Cardinals advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2001 and to the WNIT in 2002. She assisted in bringing in the nation’s 21st-ranked recruiting class in 2002-03 according to All-Star Girls Report.
Terry earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 1998 from the University of Texas-Arlington. She enjoyed an outstanding playing career at UTA from 1994-98, which culminated in a senior season in which she led the Southland Conference in three-point shooting percentage (.384).
Terry was an All-Southland Conference first-team selection and averaged a team-best 17.4 points per game as a senior. She ranks No. 8 all-time in scoring at the school with 1,169 career points and she is second in career three-point field goals made (158).
After her collegiate career, Terry went on to play one season of professional basketball in Warsaw, Poland, averaging 12.0 points and 6.0 assists per contest for the Polonia Phoenix, before returning home to begin her coaching career as a graduate assistant at her alma mater in 1999.
Terry grew up in San Diego, Calif., and attended El Capitan High School. She remains at the top of the all-time school scoring list and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in October of 2008.
The Stacie Terry File
Birthdate: October 8, 1976
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Education: UT-Arlington, 1998 (Broadcast Journalism)
1998, European Pro League (Poland)
Year, Position, School
2001-03, Assistant Coach, Louisville
2003-04, Assistant Coach, Dayton
2004-07, Assistant Coach, Illinois
2007-08, Assistant Coach, Southern Miss
2008-11, Assistant Coach, UCLA
2011-13, Assistant Coach, LSU