Stroman comes on board the coaching staff for women’s basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Morgan Stroman has been hired as new assistant coach of Bellarmine University women’s basketball team, head coach Chancellor Dugan announced on Wednesday.

Stroman arrives at Bellarmine after working for the staff of the University of Miami, her alma mater, since 2019. She served as a surgical assistant for a season before being elevated to assistant director of operations in November 2020.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Bellarmine family! They welcomed me with open arms and I can’t wait to get started,” Stroman said. “I want to thank (director of athletics) Scott Wiegandt and Coach Dugan for the opportunity and confidence in me to be a part of this program. This means so much to me to be able to help these young women develop in so many ways! Thanks again. Go knights!”

Stroman had a standout career with Miami stretching from 2009-13. A 6-foot-1 forward, she earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior after being a third-team roster as a sophomore. Stroman also garnered All-ACC Defensive Team honors as a senior.

Stroman accumulated 1,371 points in her career, while averaging 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. She ranks fifth in program history in career rebounds (886), sixth in made free throws (403), eighth in steals (272) and ninth in blocks (100). During her four years, the Hurricanes earned three NCAA Tournament berths and were ACC co-champions in the 2010 regular season, in addition to four seasons with 20 wins and a 97-36 record.

Following her successful collegiate career, Stroman played professionally abroad for six years with clubs in Spain, Finland, the Netherlands and Romania before returning to the Miami program as a staff member.

Born in Hopkins, South Carolina, Stroman played high school basketball in Lower Richland, which helped lead them to four consecutive state championships. She was named McDonald’s All-American, Parade All-American Third-Team, South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, EA Sports All-American, The State Newspaper Basketball All-Area Player of the Year, South Carolina Coaches Association 3A Player of the Year and South Carolina Hall of Fame Amateur Athlete of the Year.

Stroman earned a bachelor’s degree in sports administration in Miami in 2013.

“Morgan comes to Bellarmine with a wealth of playing and coaching experience,” said Dugan. “From playing for her mom (Debbie) in high school and winning four state championships together, to playing in the ACC at The U and earning All-Conference and All-Defensive awards – she knows how to push the post has to coach and will add a lot to our staff. Morgan has a lot of energy and is a natural leader. She will be a huge asset to our program!”

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