The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday that LSU women’s basketball assistant coach Mickie DeMoss has been named to the Class of 2018. DeMoss is one of the first inductees in the contributor-assistant coach category.
DeMoss, in her second season on the LSU staff, will be joined in the class by former players Chamique Holdsclaw (Tennessee/WNBA), Katie Smith (Ohio State/WNBA) and Tina Thompson (USC/WNBA), as well as Chris Dailey (contributor-assistant coach, UConn), Rose Marie Battaglia (veteran high school coach) and Ceal Barry (head coach, Colorado).
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected into this class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” DeMoss said in a prepared statement. “Basketball continues to be a big part of my life. I’ve had so many great opportunities to work with so many outstanding coaches and players. Being in the Class of 2018 is truly an honor.”
The native of Tallulah has an impressive resume that includes 20 seasons as an assistant and associate head coach under Pat Summitt at Tennessee, four seasons as head coach at Kentucky and a two-year stint as an assistant with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Before joining the LSU staff, DeMoss served as the associate head coach at Louisiana Tech, her alma mater.
The Class of 2018 will be introduced at the Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio, and formally inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 9.