Belmont, Lipscomb fill out coaching staffs for women's basketball

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 8:13pm
Staff reports

Belmont women’s basketball coach Brittney Ezell hired three assistants to complete her staff, the university announced Tuesday.

Ezell, who was named to the post in mid-April, retained one coach from the previous staff and brought with her one from her previous job.

“I am thrilled to finally have our staff in place and I am excited for them to begin work at Belmont University,” she said in a release announcing the moves. “Collectively, they are eager to begin recruiting and working to help our program reach the highest levels of achievement academically, athletically and in the Nashville community.”

Marvis Hodges was an assistant under Ezell for the past two seasons at University of Montevallo. Jonathan Davis worked for the past two seasons under previous Belmont coach Tony Cross and before that worked with the Bruins’ men’s program. Carly Peterson rounded out the staff after having spent the past two seasons at a graduate assistant at Valdosta State, where she also played.

"Coaches Hodges, Davis and Peterson all bring very unique skill sets and backgrounds to the program but yet their rapport as a group is a wonderful dynamic of collaboration, cooperation and service to the program and the university," Ezell said.

Lipscomb adds assistant

Krystle Horton, a former player and graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State University, was named an assistant coach for the Lipscomb women’s basketball team, coach Frank Bennett announced.

Horton, a Murfreesboro native and Riverdale High School graduate, was the only four-time all-conference player in MTSU history. She set the school record for games played (129 from 2004-07) and finished her career with 1,523 points.

“She has been a winner throughout her career,” Bennett said. “She has been a high-achiever. I think she will do a really good job for us.”