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SIU women’s basketball hires a new assistant coach and signs a player from the University of Oklahoma

A headshot of new assistant coach Greg Brown with the words Welcome Greg Brown to the right
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SIU women's basketball head coach Kelly Bond-White has announced the hiring of Greg Brown as an assistant coach.

Brown brings in 16 years of Division I coaching experience to Carbondale, with recent stops including the University of Central Florida and Texas A&M. He and Bond-White worked together in College Station.

From 2012 to 2019, Brown was the head women's basketball coach at his alma mater, Lipscomb, in Nashville, Tennessee. Before this stretch, he spent two seasons as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt.

Coach Bond-White also announced the signing of Kayla Cooper, a transfer guard from the University of Oklahoma.

Kayla Cooper is shown in the SIU home white uniform while spinning a basketball on her right hand
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Cooper is a 5'9" guard who can play multiple positions.

This past season, Cooper red-shirted and will be able to play three seasons as a Saluki.

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